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Event will raise money for local farmers market

Wed., July 29, 2009

The Spokane Farmers Market will host its first fundraiser dinner Aug. 11 at Urban Eden Farm in Vinegar Flats.

Tickets are $40 each for the “Feast with the Farms” dinner catered by Sylvia Wilson of Feast Catering Co. A cocktail hour hosted by Dry Fly Distillery and Northern Lights Brewing begins at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. There will be silent and live auctions.

Money raised will help the market stay at its current location and continue the Community Nutrition Education program, which promotes good nutrition for the market’s low-income customers.

Tickets can be purchased at the nutrition education booth at the market, held 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays on Second Avenue between Browne and Division. Or, call Natalie Beck, market promotions coordinator, to arrange for a ticket purchase at (509) 496-5863.

If dinner is not in the plan, try dessert.

The Spokane Farmers Market will host a pie contest at the market Saturday. Sign up at the market today or just bring a pie to Saturday’s competition. Deliver it to the market at 10 a.m. and prizes will be awarded by noon. Market shoppers will help judge the entries.

The first-place pie maker will win $50 to spend at the market and a T-shirt. The second-place winner gets $10 and a T-shirt. Third place garners a T-shirt.

Green Bluff celebrates 100 years

Members of the Green Bluff Grange are preparing to celebrate the century mark.

Both the Green Bluff Grange and the Green Bluff United Methodist Church will be 100 years old this year and organizers are planning two days of events to mark the anniversaries. As part of the celebration, grange members are compiling a cookbook that will be released during the Aug. 29-30 events.

Priscilla Davis says they’ve rounded up recipes to span a century of cooking in Green Bluff. The 200-page book, “Cookin’ on the Bluff for 100 Years,” also will include the history of the area.

To order the book, send a check for $14.95 for each one to Priscilla Davis at: 18825 N. Dunn Road, Colbert, WA. 99005. Davis can be reached by e-mail at

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