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Wed., Oct. 27, 2010

That chill in the air means more than just frost on the pumpkin – it means that area farmers markets are winding down for the season.

Never fear, market junkies: Three markets are extending the season by moving inside. Look inside today’s Food section for details on the dwindling number of area markets.

Here are the markets that will be inside during the winter season:

• For the first time this year, the South Perry Farmers Market plans to overwinter. After Thursday’s market, vendors will move inside the Emmanuel Life Center, 631 S. Richard Allen Court. The market will be held Thursdays, 3 to 7 p.m. each week.

Brian Estes, market manager, recently told the South Perry neighborhood council that in the three years he has been involved with the market, vendor sales have increased by 400 percent. The market is five years old and has nearly outgrown its home in the The Shop parking lot.

The last outdoor market is Thursday at The Shop, 924 S. Perry St.

Millwood Farmers Market has moved inside the Crossings Youth Center, 8919 E. Euclid Ave. It will be held Wednesdays from 2 to 6 p.m. The building is next to the parking lot where the market is normally held.

Downtown Indoor Farmers Market: Some of the vendors from the Spokane Farmers Market and other markets will move into the Community Building lobby, 35 W. Main Ave. Vendors will be there Thursdays starting at 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., with some vendors staying longer.

The Spokane Farmers Market holds its last outdoor markets today and Saturday at 10 W. Fifth Ave., below Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.

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