gathering promises fresh produce alongside food vendors, live music, and events. In addition to providing your dinner and entertainment for the night, seize the opportunity to scoop up locally-made artisan crafts like fragrant handmade soaps or freshly roasted coffee.
Another option for assembling fresh food for a complete a farm-to-table meal is the Thursday Market in Spokane’s South Perry District. Here, you can take your pick of colorful vegetables for an impressive ratatouille complete with heirloom varieties. Or perhaps select a cut of grass-fed beef to be served alongside a crisp baguette topped with creamy chèvre—all proudly produced locally.
On the Farm: Pick Your Own Produce
A short 15-20 minute ride will get you and your family out of city and to even more options for farmers markets within the county. Take some deep breaths of country air and feast your eyes on the pastoral, open spaces with a day trip to regional markets and farms.
Just 15 minutes north of Spokane is the collection of Green Bluff farms. Consisting of over 30 farmers in a 12-square-mile area, Green Bluff Growers is a community of farms each individually operating their own plots. Taking the farmers market concept to an unparalleled level of personalization, the farms at Green Bluff allow visitors to pick their own produce, flowers, and herbs. Handling your fruit and vegetables from tree or vine and bringing them home to eat is an essential experience.
Consider the farmers markets of Spokane a hyper-local means of getting to know the city. After all, food is a language we all speak and sharing a meal is one of the best ways of getting to know someone.