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South Perry Blog farmer's market archive

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2011

Tomato beauty contest tomorrow

The South Perry Farmers Market is hosting the 2nd annual tomato beauty pageant and kids decoration exposition on Thursday, Aug. 25, Tomatoes may be submited in three categories: Prettiest tomato Ugliest tomato Best tasting tomato Entires are welcome from vendors, neighbors, kids and other tomato...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 4, 2011

THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011

An expanding market

The South Perry Farmers Market has an over-flow problem of the good kind: vendors are spreading into the parking lot at Grant Elementary School. There strawberries, asparagus, sugar peas, cabbage and many other fresh veggies at the market today. It's open until 7 p.m.

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2011

The Grant Park Community Garden located just west of Grant Elementary School in Grant Park. (Pia Hallenberg)

Lots of tomato plants - for free

The South Perry Blog stopped by the developing Grant Park Community Garden this morning, and things are looking great. There are still a few available beds left - stop by the South Perry Farmers Market on Thursday from 3-6 p.m. and sign up for a...

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THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2011

Opening day at the South Perry Farmers Market on May 19, 2011 (Pia Hallenberg)

First outdoor Perry Market of the season

And there really are asparagus here. The South Perry Farmers Market couldn't have asked for better weather for opening day - it's gorgeous. For self-growers, stop by and get a Grant Park Community Garden plot - for the rest of you, come by for fresh...

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Art and asparagus

The South Perry Farmers Market will be outdoors today for the first time this season. Its in The Shop's parking lot and open from 3-7 p.m. There were fresh asparagus last week... just throwing that out there. Today is garden day at the market -...

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THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2011

 (Pia Hallenberg)

Grant Garden go-ahead

The nice folks behind the Grant Park Community Garden got the green light (pun intended) on the garden design from the Parks Department. They will start selling plots today at the South Perry Farmers Market (from 3-6 p.m.) and they begin cutting sod on May...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2011

Hold the phones -

"The good news is there is no need to contact Sen Brown today, as the Ways & Means committee has decided to restore funding in their proposed budget! They have taken the recommendation we discussed last year, which is a huge victory. This budget proposal...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2011

South Perry represented in Olympia

Brian Estes is headed to Olympia to testify before the State Ways and Means Committee, in an effort to preserve funding for WIC's farmers market's program. Womens Infants and Childrens program was one of the first programs that made it possible for low-income mothers to...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011

Eat with your eyes, tonight

Eat With Your Eyes is a series of farm tours, films and book chats designed to stimulate conversation about food and agriculture, that's good for everyone and the planet. The series begins with a pot luck and book chat tonight at the South Perry Farmers...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2011

Veraci Pizza is firing up the terra cotta oven with apple wood - dough is rising... smells heavenly already. (Pia Hallenberg)

Pizza brings spring

The South Perry Farmers Market is open on Thursday, March 24, from 3-6 p.m. and the blog heard somewhere that Veraci Pizza will be there baking heavenly pies in Woody's parking lot. These would be the pizza people with the outdoor woodfired oven... yum. The...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 2, 2010

South Perry Farmers Market director Brian Estes (with hat) waits outside the door of the Buddhist Temple's gym which will be housing the farmers market through December. (Pia Hallenberg)

Out of the cold...

The South Perry Farmers Market opened again today inside the gym just north of the Spokane Buddhist Temple at 923 S. Perry. It will be there every Thursday from 3-6 p.m. through December, after working out a special events permit with the city of Spokane....

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 1, 2010

The farmers market is open again 

The South Perry Farmers Market found a home in the Buddihist Temple gym, 927 S. Perry Street and it's open tomorrow, Thursday Dec. 2 from 3-6 p.m. This is directly across the street from The Shop's parking lot - best of all - it's indoors...

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MONDAY, NOV. 29, 2010

Last day at the Farmers Market on South Perry Street, Oct. 28, 2010 (Pia Hallenberg)

Farmers Market so close

I follow the South Perry Farmers Market on Facebook here and just saw a post saying the market is "so close" to a permanent indoor home. When the market makes that announcement it will be the first permanent indoor farmers market in this town, for...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 11, 2010

Market back at The Shop

The South Perry Farmers' Market is back out in the cold - here's a bit from this morning's story: "Things didn’t go quite as planned last week, when the South Perry Farmers’ Market was supposed to move indoors for the winter at the Emmanuel Family...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 20, 2010

The blog is at the Farmers Market tomorrow

The South Perry Blog will be hanging out at the Farmers Market in The Shop parking lot from 3-5 p.m. tomorrow.Stop in and tell me about your fall events. Any cool Halloween parties coming up? Lots of folks have their Halloween decorations out - do...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 14, 2010

Produce on display at the South Perry Farmers Market  (Pia Hallenberg)

The market is bustling

And the sun is out, you can't really ask for more. I spotted apples, pears and squash on the way to my perch here at The Shop - and there are lots of people here. The kids are already going at it at the pumpkin...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 13, 2010

Farmers market moves indoors  

There was a lot of new developments to celebrate at the South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association's meeting last night - one major development being the South Perry Farmers market moving indoors at the Emmanuel Life Center at the end of this month. The Farmers...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 19, 2010

Amber Andersen, 12 (left) and Amia Delaney, 7, hold up their creative entries in the tomato beauty pageant at the South Perry Farmers' Market's tomato festival on Aug. 19, 2010. (Pia Hallenberg)

Creative tomato kids

There were about two dozen entries in the tomato beauty pageant - and - well - everyone who entered was a winner. Chef Chris Deitz, the South Perry Blog and two community volunteers judged three other categories: size (the smallest one won) - ugliness (it...

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Chef Chris Deitz of South Perry Pizza is doing cooking demonstrations at the South Perry Farmers' Market on Aug. 19, 2010 (Pia Hallenberg)

Farmers market cooking demonstrations 

Chef Chris Deitz of South Perry Pizza is taking his cooking across the street and doing live demonstrations at the Farmers' Market tonight. As part of the tomato festival Deitz is preparing several tomato-centered recipes, including a salsa fresca with peppers and cilantro, and 'South...

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A tomato entered in the South Perry Farmers' Market's tomato pageant on Aug. 19, 2010 (Pia Hallenberg)

And the winner is:

It's not too late to enter your special tomato in the tomato beauty pageant at the South Perry Farmers' Market - judging begins at 5:30 - everyone is welcome and encouraged.And the market is full even though it's barely been open for half an hour....

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 18, 2010

Tomato festival at market tomorrow

The South Perry Farmers Market will host its first Thursday Market Tomato Festival at the Shop tomorrow - and stay open for one more hour, so from 3-8 p.m. The event will feature tomato-focused cooking demonstrations and recipes by South Perry Pizza chef Chris Deitz,...

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THURSDAY, JULY 29, 2010

Friends Hannah Kirk of Harvey Creek Goats (left) and Jane Keolker of Quail Ridge Ranch, at their booth at the Perry Street Farmers' Market. They sell Boer goat meat and gluten free bread, plus jams from Keolker's ranch and veggies from Kirk's place. (Pia Hallenberg)

Goat - the other lean meat?

Jane Keolker owns Quail Ridge Ranch and she's at the South Perry Farmers' Market together with her friend Hannah Kirk, of Harvey Creek Goats. The two both bring baked goods - Keolker a variety of gluten free breads and cookies, and Kirk brings pies, cookies...

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Louise Tuffin from Arabesque Farms and Bakery sells organic bread at the South Perry Farmers' Market on Thursdays from 3-7 p.m. (Pia Hallenberg)

Arabesque Farms and Bakery 

Today the blog is visiting with some of the vendors at the Farmers' Market and the first one on the list is Arabesque Farms and Bakery. Why? Because the bread is amazing.Louise Tuffin explains that she took a "fun class" at the San Francisco Baking...

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And the market is open

It took about 10 minutes for the parking lot in front of The Shop (924 S. Perry Street) to fill up with vendors and shoppers, after the market opened at 3 p.m. The blog is spotting lots of fresh vegetables today, new potatoes, beans and...

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Pia Hallenberg covers everything going on in the South Perry neighborhood, where she lives.