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Outdoor markets: A sure sign of spring

Wed., May 7, 2014, midnight

Thursday Market in the South Perry District is making its annual move outdoors and extending its hours.

Beginning Thursday, the neighborhood farmers market will be in the parking lot at The Shop, 924 S. Perry St., from 3 to 7 p.m. The market will remain at its outdoor location through October.

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Another sure sign of spring

The Spokane Farmers Market opens for the season on Saturday.

There’ll be live music as well as locally grown and made products to purchase – like bedding plants, vegetables, breads, meats, cheese, eggs and honey. The market is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through October at 20 W. Fifth Ave. between Division and Browne streets.

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More markets?

Starting a new farmers market? Opening a longtime favorite for the season? Let us know!

The Food section at the Spokesman-Review invites regional farmers markets – new and old – to share their seasonal schedules for a regular calendar listing.

Send operating hours, opening and closing dates, websites, Facebook pages, phone numbers, addresses and any other information to Food editor Adriana Janovich at or 999 W. Riverside Ave., Spokane, WA 99201.

Free beer!

Pilgrim’s Market is celebrating American Craft Beer Week with free beer tastings from Monday through Saturday.

Tastings take place at 3:30 p.m each day at the store, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. For more information, call (208) 676-9730 or visit

Preserve Your Produce

Anna Kestell, a local food safety and preservation information specialist, explains how to store a little taste of summer in a few free upcoming classes.

She’ll discuss the basics of canning, freezing and drying foods.

Classes start at 6:30 p.m. at libraries around the region. Dates and locations are: Monday, Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest Ave., Deer Park, (509) 893-8300; May 20, Fairfield Library, 305 E. Main St., Fairfield, (509) 893-8320; May 27, Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards, (509) 893-8390; June 2, Cheney Library, 610 First St. in Cheney, (509) 893-8280.


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