Working the Saturday Farmer’s Market [Moscow, Idaho]

I worked at the Moscow, Idaho Farmer’s Market this weekend and it was so much fun! Helping Jake out at the Allan Family Farm booth, we arrived early and got to enjoy the vendor side of the farmer’s market and watch people set up, joke with other booth owners and get to know others in the community.

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The morning started out quickly and early, harvesting fresh kales to sell. Then we drove the market, set up and waited for people to arrive. They began to trickle in at 8am and then the area got crowded and exciting.

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The scene was bustling and crowded as people arrived to source their local produce, vegetables and crafts. I got to see what it was like to sell kale, syrups, jams, beets, arugula and walnuts, not just buy them!

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The feeling here is hectic but exciting as I get to share in the best part of everyone’s weekend. The Moscow market has been consistently voted as the “Most Positive Thing” about the city and this market is acclaimed as one of the biggest and best in the Pacific Northwest. Standing here and watching is almost like sitting at an airport; watching people roll in and out with their suitcases except this time it’s creative looking carts, African woven baskets and eco-friendly bags.

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Since we were selling kale, arugula and beets, I brought an awesome book I have, The Farmer’s Market Guide by Jennifer Loustau to show people what they can do with their local and fresh produce. Bookmarked with the pages for our vegetables, people loved reading about what they could cook when they returned home.

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I took a minute to walk the market and pick up some things of my own: fresh bread, a new cactus plant for my succulent collection, some local goat cheese and delicious fluffy bread. I even found some Romanesca, which I love! A cross between broccoli and cauliflower, not only is it totally alien and pleasing to my creative tastes, but it is light and creamy when cooked. I made some savory crepes with it.

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The most positive thing about Moscow, Idaho, the market was also the most enjoyable part of my weekend!

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What is your local farmer’s market like?

**Disclaimer: I received this book as a review copy. I was not compensated monetarily for this or any other post on Aquaberry Bliss and, as always, opinions are my own.**

Photo Credit: Elizabeth Adan

PrintBy Elizabeth Adan

Elizabeth Adan is a Freelance Writer, Publicist and Brand Ambassador. Her blog Aquaberry Bliss is a unique outdoor lifestyle blog dedicated to expanding your world and inspiring your creativity. When Elizabeth isn’t traveling, you’ll find her writing, hiking or gardening. Find Elizabeth on Twitter @stillaporcupine and on LinkedIn.

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2 thoughts on “Working the Saturday Farmer’s Market [Moscow, Idaho]

  1. I loved reading about your vending experience at the Moscow Farmer’s Market! I am a regular vendor at 2 markets in Austin, TX. I’m an herbalist, and I sell my herbal tinctures, elixirs, bitters, and vinegars. I do the downtown market on Saturdays, which is right in the heart of downtown Austin. On Sundays a do a market in a neighborhood community called Mueller. That market is right near a little man-made lake and is in a beautiful park. My favorite is the downtown market because I was a shopper there every Saturday (almost) for 6 years with my family before I started vending there. I know many of the farmers and am good friends with them. It feels like a community. I love trading herbs with other vendors for delicious organic veggies, bread, skin care products…all kinds of goodness. I have photos of my little booth at the downtown market on my website lemontreelifecoach.com. Unfortunately, I don’t have photos of the bustling crowd or of other booths, but your beautiful photos inspire me! Yay for shopping at local farmer’s markets!! It really is so joyful and fun and contributes to all levels of goodness!

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    • How cool! I love the farmer’s market community, I am so glad to hear it’s alive and well in your town too! How wonderful, I will check out your photos! Thank you for reading and yay local!

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