MOSCOW — Moscow Farmers Market joins markets across the country in celebrating National Farmers Market Week. The local celebrations will take place at the Market from 9 to 11 am on Sat., Aug. 13th.
Market organizers are offering a drawing for prize baskets of local goods. Baskets have historically been valued at over $300 each. This year’s prize themes include The Gardener, The Cook, The Artist, and The Local. Individuals may enter the prize drawing at the Market morning of the celebration, and for the two Saturdays prior. Anyone in veggie costumes or attire will receive an additional ticket to enter the drawing.
Other celebration features include:
- The Farmers Market Commission sells a limited number of official Market tote bags. Tote bags available for purchase with cash or check
- Free buttons, stickers, temporary tattoos, and posters
- Veggie Shimmy Dance Party
National Farmers Market Week is an annual celebration of farmers’ markets coordinated by the Farmers Market Coalition, a membership-based nonprofit organization that supports farmers’ markets nationwide through training, technical assistance, and network-building. This year, the campaign is centered around the essential role that farmers’ market operators play in our local food systems and in developing resilience in communities as hubs for local economies and connections. Farmers’ markets foster direct relationships between community members and farmers which can work to create a more fair and sustainable food system. Farmers’ markets are a hub for connection and collective action around shared values.
The Moscow Farmers Market began in 1976 and currently hosts over 130 vendors selling a wide variety of products, including fresh, in-season produce, bison steaks, baked goods, pine needle baskets, and everything in between.
“Farmers’ markets are abundant sources of food, connection, and resilience in our communities across the country, but they don’t just happen on their own,” said Ben Feldman, Farmers Market Coalition Executive Director. “Behind the scenes of every successful farmer’s market is a dedicated person or team working to make the market thrive. These farmers’ market operators are experts who need community and financial support to run their markets and resources specifically designed for their needs. Throughout National Farmers Market Week 2022, we will be highlighting the vital work of farmers’ market operators across the nation. Join us!”