As Washington reopens, Spokane farmers markets have been fortunate to be deemed essential businesses. The Spokane area is home to some of the best farmers markets you’ll find in the region.
According to the Census of Agriculture by the USDA, there are nearly 2,500 farms in Spokane County (as of 2017). It makes sense that there are so many farmers markets to choose from all around Spokane County given this bounty of farms!
Most of these farmers operate seasonally, which means we only have a certain number of months to take advantage of the bounty offered by local farmers markets.
Luckily, farmers market season here starts early and lasts fairly long – plus, there’s a farmers market somewhere in the county every day!
Looking for even more opportunities to support local farmers? Check out our article on Community Supported Agriculture in Spokane.
Your Downloadable Guide to Farmers Markets in Spokane
Want to be able to print and take this list of farmers markets with you? You can download the full list here!
Below is an image you can share on social media that lists all of the farmers markets in Spokane, but remember to download the list above to get all of the Spokane County farmers markets.
Farmers Markets During COVID
As of right now, many farmers markets in Spokane County have implemented distancing measures, mask requirements, and sanitization guidelines.
In addition, the farmers markets you’re used to seeing during ‘normal times’ may look a little different now – potentially smaller and certainly more distanced.
While our farmers markets may look a little different now, they still want and need your support! You can always follow many of these farmers markets online, either via their website, Facebook, or Instagram. We have linked to the farmers markets sites below so you can know before you go.
If you’re looking for more information on farmers markets and COVID guidelines, check out the information from the Washington State Department of Health here.
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Thanks for shopping safe and smart at our opening day! We cannot wait to serve you this coming Tuesday, 5/19 from 3-7 pm. The same format and rules apply this week, so please be mindful and know that following protocol is what keeps our market running smoothly to provide essential services. Here are three guidelines that we especially want to emphasize after last week: 🥬 1. Stand 6 feet apart! 2. Please don’t touch, we will serve you! 3. Please shop one household at a time AND ONE person per household. We normally LOVE seeing families gather at the market, but we ask that you send one representative when possible. The capacity restrictions and one-way traffic flow require efficiency in order to keep the line moving! 🥬 Thank you for your cooperation, kindness, and support as we navigate through this season! We are in this together ☀️ . . #fairwoodfarmersmarket #shopsafe #shoplocal #marketsareessential #spokane
Farmers Markets in Spokane
The following farmers markets are all around Spokane and offer a variety of different vendors. Be sure to check out their websites for more information and for the latest on distancing and masking protocols.
Monday: Hillyard Farmers Market
Location: 5102 N. Market St., Spokane
Open 3-7 p.m. June 22-Oct. 26.
Hillyard Farmers Market will require visitors to maintain a six-foot distance during their visit. Also, prepare for vendors to package your food after you point out what you’d like. The farmers market will share additional information before opening for the season.
Tuesday: Fairwood Farmers Market
Location: 319 West Hastings Rd, Spokane
Open 3-7 p.m. through Oct. 14. This year, Fairwood Farmers Markets will have safety restrictions in place: maintain a six-foot distance, don’t touch the food, vendors will serve you, and only one shopper per household.
You can also pre-order for pick-up.
Vendors at Fairwood Farmers Market include:
- Sweets By Sarah K (must order: snickerdoodle cookies!)
- Big Barn Brewing Co.
- The Bread Box
Make sure to follow Fairwood Farmers Market on Instagram for the latest, including which vendors will be there weekly, as it does change.
Wednesday, Saturday: Spokane Farmers Market
Location: 20 W. 5th Ave., Spokane
Open 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. through Oct. 31. Due to social distance restrictions, Spokane Farmers Market asks guests to wear gloves and masks. Each family should designate one person to visit the farmers market.
The children’s Kernel program will not be offered this year. And pets are not allowed.
Vendors at the Spokane Farmers Market include:
- Cliffside Orchard
- Happy Mountain Mushrooms
- Palouse Pastured Poultry
- The Scone Ranger
Wednesday: Kendall Yards Night Market
Location: 1335 W. Summit Parkway, Spokane
Open 5-8 p.m. May 20 through Sept. 30. Kendall Yards Night Market is enforcing Covid-19 safety restrictions this year: maintain six feet distances and only one person household (when possible).
The farmers market will provide hand washing stations. Only service animals will be allowed. Prepared food must be ordered to-go.
Unlike previous years, Kendall Yards will end earlier and will no longer offer food trucks (for now).
Vendors at Kendall Yards Night Market include:
- Anchor Point Farms
- Bean & Pie
- Pacific Produce
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We are excited to have the opportunity to open The Night Market as an essential business for the season starting on May 20th from 5-8pm. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with some of the new COVID-19 Safety Rules. You can find a full list of rules and our 2020 Vendor List at www.kendallnightmarket.org See you soon!
Read more about the Kendall Yards Night Market over at our review – while some things have changed, there’s still plenty of fun at the Night Market!
Wednesday: Millwood Farmers Market
Location: Millwood City Park, 9300 E. Frederick Ave., Spokane
3-7 p.m. May 27 through Sept. 30. Millwood Farmers Market is in a new spot this year at Millwood Park. This year, booths will be 10 feet apart, shoppers can point at what they want instead of touching the food, and there will be only one entrance and exit.
Vendors at Millwood Farmers Market include:
- Pacific Produce
- Cowgirl Cookin’ Spices
- Forelot Farm
Thursday: Perry Street Thursday Market
Location: 924 S. Perry St., Spokane
Open 3-7 p.m. through Oct. 31. Due to Covid-19 distancing rules, the Perry Street Market will not allow sampling. Celebrating its 20th season, the farmers market accepts cash, credit, and debit cards, as well as EBT/SNAP cards and WIC/Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers.
Vendors at Perry Street Market include:
- Hierophant Meadery
- Mama Torrez Salsa (our favorite salsa in Spokane!)
- Tonnemaker Hill Farm (one of our recommended Community Support Agriculture in Spokane delivery services!)
Friday: Emerson-Garfield Farmers Market
Location: 2310 North Monroe, Spokane
Open 3-7 p.m. June 5-Sept. 25. The Emerson-Garfield Farmers Market joins other markets in enforcing Covid-19 restrictions.
Among this year’s restrictions are a single entrance and exit, no samples, vendors will package food purchases, customers need to maintain six-foot distance, only service animals are allowed, and there will be hand washing stops. No children’s or extra-curricular activities will be offered.
Vendors at Emerson-Garfield Farmers Market include:
- Marketplace Botanicals
- LakeWolf Creamery
- Made with Love Bakery
Saturday: Wonder Market
Location: 835 N. Post Street, Spokane, WA 99201
Open Saturdays from 12 pm to 4 pm. June 6 through October 10, 2020. Not open on June 27, 2020.
Wonder Market is following best health practices during the COVID-10 pandemic and encourages people to only send 1 member of your household (if possible) to the market. The market will for now only offer agriculture and food products but will add in more vendors, music and kid’s entertainment as the Governor and Spokane Regional Health Department permit.
Customers are required to wear masks inside the market.
Vendors at the Wonder Market include:
- Monteillet Fromagerie
- Hierophant Meadery
- Lucky Lady Bread Company
Saturday: Indian Trail Night Market
Location: 9025 N Indian Trail Rd., Spokane
Open Saturdays from 4 to 8 pm, June 27 through September. Open on July 4th.
Indian Trail Night Market is the newest addition to the Farmers Markets in Spokane family, and we could not be more excited! This market is brand new and actually still accepting applications, so good ahead and apply if you’re a vendor (or send on to your favorite vendor).
We’ll post more about this exciting farmers market once we visit it!
Farmers Markets Outside of Spokane
Friday: Spokane Valley Farmers Market
Location: 2426 N. Discovery Place, Mirabeau Point Park
Open 5-8 p.m. June 5-Sept. 18. The Spokane Valley Farmers Market will practice safe distancing due to Covid-19. W
hile you can purchase fresh fruits and vegetables on site, they also plan to offer online purchases with onsite pick-up. Artists and other non-food vendors may not be present until restrictions are lifted.
Vendors at the Spokane Valley Farmers Market include:
- Bean & Pie
- Big Barn Brewing Company
- Makana Farms
Saturday: Liberty Lake Farmers Market
Location: 1421 N. Meadowood Lane, Liberty Lake
Open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 6 – Oct. 10. Liberty Lake Farmers Market will practice safe distancing, so come prepared to stand in line until it’s your turn to enter. Then, do not touch the food, vendors will help you.
To make it easy on everyone involved, it’s best to designate one person per household to do the shopping.
Vendors at Liberty Lake Farmers Market include:
- Aichele Farms
- Cherry Bomb Organic Garlic Farm
- North Pine Farm
Green Bluff Farmers
No article on Spokane farmers markets would be complete without mentioning the fantastic farmers and other producers at Green Bluff! Green Bluff right now does have some protocols with social distancing, so check out the very latest at their website here.
However, if you’re looking for delicious, very local options, check out our favorite places to visit at Green Bluff! Beck’s is offering picnic options and more – follow them on Facebook for more information.
While Covid-19 has affected our daily lives, we can still enjoy the little things, such as visiting our local farmers markets and taking home some fresh fruit and vegetables. It’s an opportunity to get out of the house, stretch our legs, and buy some healthy food options.
Which farmers market in Spokane is your favorite? Let us know on our Facebook page here!