Archive for October, 2010

The Vintage Show at Ritters

posted by Karen Hood
Monday, October 25, 2010

Vintage.
Holiday.
Home.

10120 N. Division St.,  Spokane, Washington
Sat.  November 6th,  9am-6pm
Sun.  November 7th,  10am-5:30pm

“We are having the most wonderful Vintage and Holiday Show at the lovely Ritters Florist and Nursery. Located at 10120 N Division, Spokane, Wa. The wonderful Whitworth area is a magnificent place to hold such an event. Come by and shop for fresh pastries from Petit Chat Bakery, fresh roasted brewed and bulk coffee from Bellchanan Beans of Davenport, Wa. Don’t forget the enchanting greenhouse, for home decor, holiday gifts and great vintage finds. We want you here!!!”

Visit us at:  rittersfloristandnursery.com

Voices for the North Fork Flathead Reaches 2010 Goal

posted by Karen Hood
Wednesday, October 20, 2010

“Friends of the North Fork Flathead” Reaches 2010 Goal

Just a brief announcement! We thought you’d like to know that Headwaters Montana has reached its goal of signing up 2010 “Friends of the North Fork” before the end of the year ~ ahead of schedule!

As of today’s date we have 2115 Friends of the North Fork. That’s a lot of voices speaking out to protect this special part of the world.

What You Helped Accomplish

Your voice has helped protect the North Fork by:
• Encouraging Governor Schweitzer to negotiate a ” Memorandum of Understanding” with British Columbia;
• Helping Senator Baucus convince oil and gas lease holder in the North Fork to give up of over 80 percent of their dormant oil and gas leases in the North Fork (working towards 100 percent!);
• Convincing senators Baucus and Tester to introduce legislation (S.3075) to withdraw all mineral and oil and gas rights in the North Fork (still pending in Congress);
• Convincing the Obama administration to negotiate an international agreement for the North Fork with Canadian federal government (in process); and
• Helping complete Waterton – Glacier International Peace Park by adding 100,000 acres in British Columbia (on-going).
The Work’s Not Done Yet

The North Fork of the Flathead River still needs your attention and help. While we accomplished much in 2010, the list above demonstrates that work remains to be finished, in addition to other conservation objectives on the U.S. side of the watershed.

Help Headwaters Meet the “Cinnabar Challenge”

You can keep this record of success moving forward by helping Headwaters Montana stay in the game. Headwaters Montana is the only locally-based NGO that focuses on the Transboundary Flathead on a daily basis. We’re local voices working to protect our back yard.

The Cinnabar Foundation will match your donation dollar-for-dollar. Please double your financial impact by making your donation here today.

Thank you!

Thank You from Your Farmers’ Market

posted by Karen Hood
Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Great Big Garlicky Thank You

Our Customers

Without you the market would not be possible. All 1,600 of you that came each week, and for the 37,000 market visits that we estimate you made this year. We really appreciate you. Our vendors come to the market to operate their businesses for 4 hours each week and they know that they can count on you to show up during that brief window to support them.

Our Vendors

You see the vendors every Saturday, so you probably know them well. They are the reason why you shop at the Market. You want to know the people who grow and make your food. Our vendors are real people with faces and names that you can get to know.

We especially appreciate our vendors that participated in the Market for the first time this year, Ormond Valley Apiaries, Farmer JO, Clear Skies Sheep Company, Palouse Prarie Wholesome Grains, Twin Springs Farm, Aichele Farms, Ant’ny’s Kickin’ Good Salsa, Petit Chat Village Bakery, and Desserts by Sara.

Our Sponsors

The Liberty Lake Farmers’ Market would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors Greenstone Homes and the City of Liberty Lake.

Our Musicians

Live music is one element of the Market that we all enjoy. Our musicians are all local and bring a great atmosphere to the Market.

Too Many Men – All Ages Pop Music
Michael Robinson Trio – Variety
Hahner Family Band – Gospel and Bluegrass
Jenny Edgren – Kids Folk Music
Kathy Colton and the Reluctants – Upbeat Folk/ Light Blues
Rick Markealli – Pop and Classics
Pete Holm – Folk Plus
Diminishing Faculties – Classic Rock-n-Roll
Suhanna Cree – Acoustic
Keith Harris – Original Acoustic Mix
Steve Schennum – Mostly Guitar Maybe Mandolin