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South Perry opens Thursday Winter Market
South Perry opens Thursday Winter Market

From the South Perry Thursday Market:

On Thursday November 7, from 3-6 pm, the South Perry Farmers’ Market will host the opening day of Thursday Winter Market, held at the Buddhio Yoga Studio, 915 South Perry directly across the street from the Market’s summer location at The Shop. Finishing its 8th outdoor season, the market begins its 4th year operating a wintertime marketplace.

The Winter Market runs every Thursday from Nov. 7 until December 19. The market will be on break from Christmas through the end of February, and will restart March 6 and operate indoors until mid-May when the 2014 outdoor summer season begins.

This year will highlight regular community activities during market, and the location will serve as a donation site for holiday gifts and non-perishable food, benefitting St. Margaret's Shelter, a program of Catholic Charities of Spokane. Weekly activities and a list of performing musicians can be found at the end of this release.

Each week will feature around 15 vendors offering fruit, vegetables, meat, honey, herbs and eggs grown by local farmers, and a variety of artisan prepared foods and handcrafted goods, all offered by local vendors. Available products during the winter season make the market a good destination for weekly grocery shopping as well as for seeking out unique and high quality holiday gifts and foods for special meals.

EBT/SNAP cards are gladly accepted at the market. The Fresh Bucks program, which provides an additional $2 for fruits and vegetables for every $5 in EBT spent will continue through the winter season. The market seeks to make available fresh, healthy, locally grown food and locally crafted products to the South Perry neighborhood and the broader Spokane community. The market intends to serve as a resource to the community offering affordable and high quality products while giving small farmers and local artisans a venue to sustain their enterprise and support their quality of life.

Volunteer opportunities are available to community members interested in supporting the outreach efforts of the market. Those interested can keep up with the Market at www.thursdaymarket.org or by visiting our facebook page (listed as the South Perry Farmers’ Market).

Thursday Winter Market is the weekly marketplace provided by the South Perry Farmers Market Association at the Buddhio Yoga Studio, 915 South Perry St. The South Perry Farmers’ Market was founded in 2006 and seeks to provide a community focused marketplace in the heart of the South Perry neighborhood that promotes and practices social, economic, and environmental sustainability.

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