Farmers Markets

Illinois Ave Urban Farm Stand: A Cultural History

We garden out of a love for heritage. My husband and I are archeologists. He grew up with Polish parents, going to a Polish church in upstate New York, weeding a Polish-American garden, and picking mulberries. I grew up in rural New England, learning about farming from my French-Canadian mother and my Scottish-descent father—not to …

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Basil, peppers, tomatos, onions, and lettuce in a wicker basket.

Aperitif: Take Part In Local Fall Harvests

The Inland Northwest is abundant in vegetable, grain, fruit, herb, and berry farms, as well as ranches. Throughout the spring and summer, we find much of this produce and meat at farmers’ markets, local grocers, and farm stands. But there are also many opportunities to pick your own from the farm abundance—especially in autumn.

Tarawyn Waters of Urban Eden Farms in Vinegar Flats sells veggies at the Spokane Farmers' Market. Photo: Shallan Knowles

Make Visits to the Farmers’ Market Your Regular Food Ritual

Once you’ve tasted an organic carrot, grown with a combination of Inland Northwest soil, sun, and rain, you can never go back to eating store-bought organic carrots. Never. That’s what farmers’ market vegetables will do for you – forever transform your perspective about fresh food. My family’s affection for farmers’ markets started as newlyweds when …

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