Until We Market Again…
By Joshua Nishimoto
The final day of the 33rd Sandpoint Farmers Market, located in the beautiful Farmin Park along one block of Oak Street in downtown Sandpoint, will coincide with the Harvest Festival and will begin at 9am and conclude at 2pm on Saturday, October 16. The event will be one hour longer than a typical Farmers Market schedule).
For more than three decades, the Farmers Market at Sandpoint has been a staple in the community, selling locally grown produce, baked goods, and handcrafted arts and crafts. The Farmers Market also hosts a variety of farmers, many nonprofit organizations doing educational demonstrations, and prepared food vendors. Be sure to enjoy food and wares from Farmers Market vendors like: Upside Kombucha, Woodsedge, Telache Designs, Sunnyside Farm, Sweet Heat Co., Ronnigers Organics, Staff of Life, West Pine St. Pottery, PNW Macrame, Pauper’s Candles, Rogue Waffles, Sacred Awakening, Red Wheelbarrow Produce, Pack River Farm, Mandale Pizza, On The Wall Signs, Mana Pie and Chai, Land of Bath, The Kettle Korn Guys and many more.
This year, the Farmers Market Harvest Festival will feature live music from a local band (still yet to be determined as of press time), along with demonstrations from the usual Farmers Market vendors. The market will also be hosting a food drive for the Bonner County Food Bank. Each submission of food (perishable or fresh food is accepted) will receive a raffle ticket for a Farmers Market gift basket. Gift baskets will have goodies from all the vendors; it’s jam-packed with amazing gifts.
This will be the final market of the season, so it will be a festive day, and will be open rain or shine. It will be a fantastic day to buy food in bulk to stow away for the winter months and to purchase unique, local gifts for the holidays.
To read more about the Sandpoint Farmers Market, visit SandpointFarmersMarket.com.