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Monthly Newsletter     SEPTEMBER 2019    Moscow Farmers Market

Jen Pfiffner

Fall is here!

We're all saying it! Where did the summer go? There may still be some summer construction going on, and the warm temps may stick around for a few more weeks, but it is official - fall is here!  Luckily, with two more months of Market, we can ease into fall without giving up all that summer goodness at once.  

It's also the time of year to welcome back our University students!  We hope to see all community members at the Vandal Town Block Party on September 5 to do just that. Join us for family-friendly lawn games, food trucks, and live entertainment on Main Street in downtown Moscow. We're bringing back the Joe Vandal Scavenger Hunt with a College Edition and a Junior Edition. Complete the hunt for a chance at fantastic prize baskets. Joe Vandal is also making an appearance, so don't forget to say hello and give him a high five!  Two Idaho-based bands will provide this year's live entertainment. The Seven Devils take the Friendship Square Stage at 5:00 p.m. followed by Red Light Challenge at 7:00 p.m.

The Vandal Town Block Party is presented by the City of Moscow, Moscow Chamber of Commerce, and the University of Idaho

The Moscow Farmers Market and Vandal Town Block Party are just a few of the Moscow events we all enjoy. New to Moscow?  Check out for other events and things to do in our community!

- Jen Pfiffner, Assistant City Supervisor

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American Farmland Trust Farmers Market Celebration

It’s that time of year again to vote for the Moscow Farmers Market during American Farmland Trust's Farmers Market Celebration. The voting period is open and we need YOUR help to keep the Moscow Farmers market the number one market in Idaho and one of the top 15 markets in the entire country! Visit and click 'recommend this market' to cast your vote.
Score even more votes for the Moscow Farmers Market through the American Farmland Trust #OnMyFork campaign. There are two ways to earn additional votes:

  1. Submit your market story and photos through the #OnMyFork form at
  2. Post a picture and caption about the Moscow Farmers Market to Instagram with the hashtag #OnMyFork.

Each #OnMyFork submission will give the Market three additional votes! Show your Moscow Farmers Market pride and help us maintain the national recognition our amazing Market has merited for the past several years!

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POP Club! 2019

Try local, seasonal produce and explore the farmers market with POP Club! The Power of Produce club encourages kids ages 5-12 to try new fruits and vegetables and rewards participants with $5 POP bucks vouchers to be spent on fresh produce from local vendors. Join the Moscow Farmers Market and our community partners the Moscow Food Coop and Eat Smart Idaho every second Saturday, June-September, at the Kid's Tent in Friendship Square for some tasty produce samples and fun market themed activities!

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Vandalize your Bike for National          Bike Week 

It’s Vandal Game Day AND Palouse Bike Week!  Join us at Market on Saturday, September 21st from 9AM to 12PM to celebrate both by Vandalizing your bike at the Kid's Tent in Friendship Square.  Deck it out to ride it to the game or just for fun. Decorating supplies, Game Day bike route maps, Game Day Parking information and other biking information will be available.  Remember to walk your wheels in Market!  #PedalthePalouse #PalouseBikeWeek

Market Entertainment

Join us from 9 A.M. to 10 A.M. and again from 10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. for some of the finest music and entertainment on the Palouse! Here's what this month's performers have to say about their shows:

Moscow Public Library

Library Storytime

September 7, 9:00 a.m.

Buzz into storytime with the Latah County Library District! Library staff will be reading stories for kids with the theme of BEES!

Hog Heaven Big Band

September 7, 10:30 a.m.
The Hog Heaven Big Band is a 16-piece big band providing swing dance music to the Palouse. It was founded by Bill Roberts and has been playing for over 35 years. The band performs with up to 18 musicians that include college professors, administrators, ministers, retirees, small business owners, music teachers, and students.
Hog Heaven Big Band
Traffyk Jam

Traffyk Jam

September 14, 9:00 a.m.

As one of the market's most familiar sounds, Traffyk Jam performs popular hits, movie themes, and other fan favorites.

Sesitshaya Marimba

September 14, 10:30 a.m.

Performing together since 2003, they play the highly rhythmic songs of the indigenous peoples of Zimbabwe, which have been arranged by their Zimbabwean teachers and coaches.

Sesitshaya Marimba
Border Highlanders

Border Highlanders

September 21, 9:00 a.m.

Established in 1974, the pipes, drums, and dancers of the Border Highlanders have been the Palouse’s source of Scottish Highland piping, drumming, and dancing.


September 21, 10:30 a.m.

Our local Irish dance band features John Watkinson on whistles, Lisa O’Leary with her hammered dulcimer, Paul Smith’s terrific fiddle playing, and Dave Roon on flute and bouzouki.

Palouse Harmony Chorus

Palouse Harmony Chorus

September 28, 10:30 a.m.

The mission of this men’s Barbershop Chorus is to spread good cheer, good vibes and good music through song-- and have fun doing it! They strive for that classic Barbershop sound: close harmony, ringing chords, interesting arrangements and great songs.

Are you a performer?

We are always on the lookout for talented performers throughout the Palouse! Please let us know about your act by filling out this online form so we can stay in touch about music opportunities at the Moscow Farmers Market.

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Accepting Bicycle Benefits

The Moscow Farmers Market is thrilled to be partnering with the national Bicycle Benefits Program for the 2019 Market season! Ride your bike to market, show your bicycle benefits sticker at the City of Moscow tent in Friendship Square, and receive a $2 token valid with ANY market vendor. Stickers will also be available for purchase for $5. 

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Shop The Market

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

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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. 

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For additional information, visit us online at:



City of Moscow Community Events Division
Amanda Argona, Community Events Manager
(208) 883-7132 

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