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Year of Plenty

Spokane Area Farmers’ Markets Opening Day Schedule

Here's the 2009 Opening Day schedule for Spokane area Farmer's Markets. Go here for that pickled asparagus recipe. It will give you a good excuse to buy a bunch of asparagus and help the farmers get off to a good start. Remember that when you buy those tomato and pepper starts don't plant them until around June 1. May 15 is the traditional last freeze date but they'll just suffer in the cold if you put them out too early.

May 9 - Downtown Spokane Farmers' Market Saturdays -  8am - 1pm, May 9 - October

May 16 - Liberty Lake Farmers' Market - Saturdays, 9am-1pm, May 16 - October 17

May 20 - Millwood Farmers' Market - West Valley, Spokane, Wednesdays, 3-7pm, May 20 - September 30. Remember that there is construction on Argonne so if you are traveling south turn right on South Riverway just after crossing the bridge. If you are traveling north on Argonne turn left at Grace just before it narrows to one lane. Better yet avoid Argonne altogether and turn north on Vista off of Trent at Big R and turn east on Euclid directly after passing over the railroad tracks.

June 4 (I need to confirm this start date) South Perry Farmers' Market - South Hill, Spokane, Thursdays, 3-7pm, June-September

June 10 - Downtown Spokane Farmers' Market Wednesdays- 8am - 1pm, June - October

Humble Earth Farmers' Market vendors will now sell at the Community Roots Market at Fresh Abundance - Opening June 14

Year of Plenty

The Year of Plenty blog was created by Craig Goodwin in the winter of 2008 to chronicle the experiences of his family as they sought to consume everything local, used, homegrown or homemade. That journey was a wonderful introduction to people and movements in the Spokane area who are seeking the welfare of the community through local foods, farmers markets, community gardens, sustainable transportation, and more fulfilling and just patterns of consumption. In 2009 and beyond the blog will continue to report on these relationships and practices, all through the eyes of a family with young children. Craig manages the Millwood Farmers' Market, is a Master Food Preserver and Pastor at Millwood Presbyterian Church. Craig can be reached at