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Moscow Farmers Market - Programming for Saturday, May 4

May 1, 2019 (Moscow, Idaho) — Join us Saturday, May 4, for the Moscow Farmers Market on Main Street and in Friendship Square in downtown Moscow! The Market runs from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. May through October and features fresh produce, meat, homemade baked goods, healthy nursery plants, beautiful flowers, and quality handmade crafts.


Shop the Market with Backyard Harvest: Patrons receiving EBT or SNAP benefits are encouraged to visit the Backyard Harvest tent to participate in our Shop The Market program. Located by the clock and fountain in Friendship Square, patrons receive tokens to purchase fresh produce and other eligible items from vendors enrolled with this program.

WIC and SFMNP: Select Moscow Farmers Market vendors accept State of Washington WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) and SFMNP (Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program) checks. Visit the City of Moscow Information tent to find out which vendors participate in this program and how to shop.

Bicycle Benefits: In celebration of National Bike Month, the Market is rolling out the new incentive program Bicycle Benefits. Shoppers may purchase a Bicycle Benefit sticker for $5 at the Information Tent. Bike to the Market each week to receive an incentive. Show the sticker on your helmet to City Staff at the Information Tent and earn a $2 wooden token. Tokens may be used to purchase from Market Vendors.  

Programming: 

Market Poster Signing. Congratulations to the 2019 Moscow Farmers Market Poster Winner, Stephen Clark. Stephen will be signing a limited number of posters at the Moscow Farmers Market stating at 9:00 a.m. Stop by the City of Moscow information tent to pick-up your signed copy while they last. Remaining copies will be available for pickup at the Moscow Farmers Market.

Live Performances. The Moscow Farmers Market hosts nearly four dozen scheduled concerts in Friendship Square each year, and features many talented local entertainers. The featured performers this Saturday are:
(9:00 – 10:00 a.m.) UI Percussion
(10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) Tuck Wilson

City of Moscow Bond Election Information. Visit with City of Moscow staff and elected officials at the Market between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to learn more about the details of the bond, scheduled facility tours, or ask questions about the project. 

City of Moscow Commissions. Citizen based City Commissions will be featured at the Market throughout the season to share information on any special programs. This week will feature the Tree Commission. Commission members will be handing out a limited number of tree seedlings at the Market. 

Bell Brigade. As a part of the upcoming 2019 season, the Moscow Farmers Market is introducing the Bell Brigade program. Bell Brigade will provide an opportunity for local youth groups, clubs, and organizations to ring the opening and closing market bells. Groups performing this community service are eligible to host an information tent at the market the day they participate in the Bell Brigade. This week will feature Boy Scout Pack 325. 

University of Idaho. University of Idaho booths, featuring College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Master Gardeners, and Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, will be located on 5th Street throughout the 2019 season with unique family friendly programming for all ages. 


The Moscow Farmers Market loves all furry companions, but only Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) service animals are permitted in the main thoroughfare with their owners. Emotional support animals are not covered by the ADA and are not permitted in the main thoroughfare with their owners. For health and safety reasons, we ask that all pets and non-ADA service animals limit their visit to the Market and if need be may utilize the pet-friendly sidewalks adjacent to Main Street and Fifth Street.

The Moscow Farmers Market is a nicotine-free event. No vaping, tobacco chewing, or traditional smoking is permitted.


Visit the Moscow Farmers Market online at the following links for more information about the 2019 season, events, and much more.

City of Moscow online website: http://www.ci.moscow.id.us/197/Farmers-Market
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoscowFarmersMarket 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cityofmoscowid
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cityofmoscowid/ 


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Story Contact: Amanda Argona, Community Events Manager
Phone: 208-883-7132
Email: farmersmarket@ci.moscow.id.us



City of Moscow

206 E Third Street
Moscow, ID 83843
Contact: Gary J. Riedner, City Supervisor
Phone - 208.883.7006
Email - griedner@ci.moscow.id.us
Website - www.ci.moscow.id.us

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