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Moscow Farmers Market - Programming for Saturday, July 27

July 23, 2019 (Moscow, Idaho) — Join us Saturday, July 27, 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. Checks may only be used to purchase fresh vegetables, fruit, and cut herbs. Seniors are eligible to also purchase honey. 

Bicycle Benefits: The Moscow Farmers Market now offers a Bicycle Benefits incentive. 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: 

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 entertainment this Saturday is:
(9:00 – 10:00 a.m.) Steve Bonnar
(10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) John Firshi

Where's Waldo at the Moscow Farmers Market. Waldo, the iconic man in the red and white striped shirt will be visiting the Moscow Farmers Market during the month of July. Participants may pick-up a Where’s Waldo Passport at the City of Moscow Information Tent or BookPeople of Moscow. Search for Waldo in the Market each Saturday in July, and receive a stamp at the Information Tent when you find his hiding location. Participants turn in their passports to BookPeople of Moscow at the end of the month for a chance to win prizes from participating locations. 

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 Farmers Market Commission. 

Celebrate National Farmers Market week with the Moscow Farmers Market! Enter into a drawing for great prizes by stopping by the City of Moscow booth on July 27th and August 3rd. Entry into the drawing closes at 8:50 a.m. on August 3rd with the winners announced at 9:30 a.m. Must be present to win. The kick off to National Farmers Market Week will be at the Moscow Farmers Market on Saturday, August 3rd in Friendship Square at 9 a.m. with fun events and yummy treats. Don't miss the mystery surprise guest opening the Market with the Bell Brigade! 

Chess At the Market. Vandal Chess Club will have table games and a large set with 25" pieces ready for play. Test your skills or learn a new one. 

Bell Brigade. Bell Brigade provides 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. For more information or to sign up for Bell Brigade, contact the Community Events Division at 208-883-7233 or farmersmarket@ci.moscow.id.us. This week's Bell Brigade will feature the Gritman Junior Volunteers. 


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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