July 7, 2010 in Food

Local farmers markets growing

The Spokesman-Review
 

The summer sun has brought out a few more local farmers markets.

At One World Café, 1804 E. Sprague Ave., PEACH Community Farm will be selling local, organic produce each Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. through the first week in October. Extra produce from the café’s garden also will be sold.

Low-income families will get a 25 percent discount on produce.

One World chef Andrew Larson says the discount is meant to help increase access to fresh, organic foods, a shared mission of PEACH and One World.

Larson, who has been around Spokane kitchens for many years, including gigs at Patsy Clark’s, Jimmy’z and Downriver Grill, took over the One World kitchen about a month ago.

The market will be held at the One World garden behind the café near First Avenue and Pittsburg Street.

Pizza made at the café will be sold, and takeout salads can be purchased from the new deli case.

Also, support the efforts of Riverfront Farm by shopping at the West Central Marketplace on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The market will be held at the corner of Broadway Avenue and Walnut Street, about three blocks from the Spokane County Courthouse and kitty-corner from Indaba Coffee.

Buying produce from the market supports the work of 25 at-risk youths. Riverfront Farm, Eco House and Green Collar Job Corps is an anti-gang, youth employment initiative.

If you’re south of Spokane consider the Rockford Community Center’s farmers market. The market is held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays in the city park on First Street (which is also state Route 278) through September.

For more information, contact Phil Evans at (509) 729-0872 or phil@air-pipe.com

Local eats

Need help using up all that farmers market produce? Trying to find foods closer to home?

Check out the Moscow Food Co-op’s Eat Local Challenge. Click on the “Eat Local” link at www.moscowfood.coop to for farmer profiles, ideas for places to find locally produced foods and information about local foods at the co-op, 121 E. Fifth St. in downtown Moscow.

To sign up, e-mail outreach@moscow food.coop, write on the co-op’s Facebook wall or call (208) 669-0763. Participants will receive menu ideas and recipes, special offers, and priority invitations to attend the co-op’s “Eat Local” celebration dinner this fall.

The co-op’s outreach and ownership coordinator, Carol Spurling, has a goal of eating from mostly local and regional sources through September and she’s writing about it on her blog, www.palouse locavore.blogspot.com.

Spurling is a freelance writer who contributes occasional stories to the Food section.


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