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Farmers Market is still open

The South Perry Farmers market is still open every Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. The market's winter location is in the Buddhist Temple gym, just across the street from The Shop (915 S. Perry Street).

On December 22 the market plans a special holiday market, complete with Santa, carolers and lots of local gift ideas.

The market will close for the season after the Dec. 22 event and reopen on March 1, 2012.

Free concert begins at 6 p.m. in Grant Park

It's a busy evening on South Perry: the farmers market is celebrating garlic - stop by and learn how to braid garlic garlands. The market is now so busy that it's spilling over into the parking lot at Grant Elementary School. Come up here, but please drive carefully! Lots of foot traffic, as people come and go from the market.

At 6 p.m. the first concert at Grant Park kicks off with live music by John Blakesley and Luke Pate. Food will be available from The Main Market Coop and The Scoop ice cream truck is on site.
It's almost 5 p.m. and no… it's not raining.

South Perry Farmers Market canceled

This just in: the farmers market on South Perry is canceled today, Thursday Feb. 24. Too much snow for vendors and shoppers to get here safely - it will be open again next week.

Market day on South Perry

It's a great afternoon at The Shop - looking at the Perry Street Farmers' Market's new indoor location just across the street. Talked to a business owner just a minute ago - there are some movement toward establishing a monthly art walk in the neighborhood. Stay tuned.
The South Perry Neighorbood and Business Association is meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 11 at 6 p.m. at the Perry Street Cafe; everyone is welcome.
And the South Perry Sock and Boot Drive has been super successful - the blog will bring you an update later. Boots and socks are still needed.

Art for the market

I lifted this post from the South Perry Farmers' market's Facebook profile:

“ART! Do you, your kids or your friends have some? We have lots of wall space for you at the indoor farmers' market for display - we'd love to talk about hosting your work - for sale, to give your kids the opportunity to share their creativity - we want to celebrate the art of our community!”

And there is reason to celebrate: the market's home at the Spokane Buddhist Temple gym is now permanent. Look for a story in tomorrow's Voices and come by the market between 3-6 p.m. The blog will be at The Shop during the same time, come in and say hello.

South Perry Farmers Market open

The market is open on Thursday Dec. 23 from 3-6 p.m. in the building just north of the Buddhist Temple (923 S. Perry Street). Brian Estes sent an e-mail this morning saying that Santa will be there - so you can still get your photo taken with him. There will also be fresh Christmas turkeys available along with crafts and other food items, as well as live music.

Farmers market in the snow

The market is back today from 3-6 p.m. in the parking lot at The Shop. Brian Estes said that the market will take a break for Thanksgiving next week and that should hopefully give them enough time to find an indoor location. Patio-style heaters will be needed this afternoon - let the blog know if you have some the market can burrow.

It gets dark - but people are still here

Anna Rowe and her three-year-old son, Sullivan Rowe, live in the neighborhood and shopped at the market all summer: “It would be a shame for the market to disappear, it gives us all a great community feel. It would be very nice to have it indoors all year around - I really hope they can find a building here in the neighborhood soon.”

Felt will keep you warm

Samantha McDonald makes felted items for her craft business Strange Magic Moments - today is her first day back at the market: “I live close by and have participated in the market in the past. I just decided to get back into it. The market is important to the neighborhood - I buy a lot of stuff here and I like that you get to know the vendors. The more support we get right now the better.”

Support local business

South Perry Pizza chef Chris Deitz has been shopping at the market regularly all summer: “I like to support the locals, that we try to take care of each other. The world builds on small businesses. Today I’m picking up squash - but over summer it was tomatoes, arugula, basil, whatever we needed that was here. I hope the market sticks around.”

Farmers market talk

The South Perry Farmers’ Market is outdoors today, from 3-6 p.m., in the parking lot in front of The Shop. It was supposed to have been indoors at the Emmanuel Family Life Center, but the the fire marshal nixed that last Thursday. The blog is talking to people who shop at the market today - if you have something to share, come up here before 6 p.m. The blog is all ears…

Karen Byrne called the blog last week - she’s a faithful shopper and here’s what she had to say about the market today: “I live in the neighborhood and I want it to continue here. I’m really frustrated that it doesn’t have a winter home. It’s really too bad it couldn’t stay at the Emmanuel Family Life Center. I’ve been shopping here for three years - it really works here and it’s pulled the neighborhood together. I’m really concerned that it may go away.”

Next week: indoor farmers market

It’s a bitter sweet day at the Perry Street Farmers Market: the market has been hugely successful this summer and a bustling place every Thursday afternoon in front of The Shop. Today, in the mist, it’s the last outdoor market day - but don’t dispair - come Thursday next week the market will be indoors at Emmanuel Life Center just a few short blocks down the street.
Hours will be 3-6 p.m. and some of the vendors are already signed up to move indoors, but more are still needed. Food vendors are especially wanted. To apply, call (509) 879-1826.
“We are excited about the move and we are determined to make it successful,” said Brian Estes, who’s in charge of the market. “The more food vendors we have the better. We want to continue to be a good food source for the neighborhood.”

Thursday morning news

Just a quick update from the neighborhood: the construction on Perry is over, but Ninth Avenue is still closed, so don’t come up Altamont on your way to the Perry District.

Today is Farmers’ Market day - expect lots of fresh fruits and veggies from local farmers, as well as breads, honey, meats and crafts. The market runs from 3-7 p.m. in the parking lot at The Shop, 924 S. Perry Street.

Saturday’s movie is 1963’s “The Great Escape” with Steve McQueen - it’s shown at dusk, bring your own chairs and maybe a picnic?

The South Perry Blog is talking to a couple of neighbors who soon will begin contributing directly to the blog - drop me a note at if you are interested in holding a key to the blog.

South Perry Farmers’ Market Thursday

The Farmers’ Market is back in the parking lot at The Shop tomorrow, Thursday, from 3-7 p.m. Stop by for fresh bread and greens, flowers, handmade soap and many other temptations. There will be live music and a great chance to visit with your neighbors.

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Welcome to the South Perry neighborhood blog. My name is Pia Hallenberg and I’ve worked as a journalist in Spokane since the fall of 1998; for the last four years I’ve lived on South Perry Street.

I love the neighborhood so when time came to pick an area for The Spokesman-Review’s first neighborhood blog, the choice was simple: South Perry is where it’s at.

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