Contributed photo / Michelle Perdue
Here, Renee Wright, vendor, sells her handmade items at the market.
GRANGEVILLE This Saturday, Aug. 27, the Grangeville Farmers’ Market is asking customers to complete an annual survey. A drawing will be held from completed surveys with gift certificates given to three customers.
The market is held every Saturday throughout September, in Pioneer Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. New vendors this year bring non-GMO pork, jewelry, lotions and baked goods and a masseuse offers $1 per minute chair and foot massages. Free coffee, live music and the children’s program, the Grub Club, as well as local homemade items are also available.
The Grangeville Farmers’ Market is growing and celebrated its 10th season with a float in the Border Days parade and more market days. In addition to Saturdays, the Market was held each Thursday evening during the Grangeville Arts’ Summer Concert Series. The market hosted a booth for Partnerships for Healthy Communities and a fund-raiser for the food bank operated by Victory Kids Martial Arts. New this season is participation in the EBT program where people with Idaho food cards (food stamps) are able to shop and use their cards.
The Grub Club is a free program for children held each Saturday starting at 9:30 a.m. It was started with a grant from the Grangeville Community Foundation and continues with support from the Grangeville Elks. Activities that promote healthy living include children’s yoga, scavenger hunt, obstacle course and crafts. Each child receives a cloth market bag and two one dollar tokens per week that can be used to purchase produce and edible plants. NICI donates plant starts that have been used in activities by the club. Parents can shop while their kids are busy.
To learn more or to get involved, call Michelle Perdue at 983 3763 or go to Facebook at Grangeville Farmers Market.