Spokane Public Market

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Recognizing the success of Seattle's public marketplace, early Spokane residents eagerly sought to replicate it. In August of 1908, after many politically disputes, Spokane's first public market opened and was a huge success to the delight of many Spokanites. Early proponents of public markets were motivated by cost savings, where today, Spokane has seen a reemergence of public markets in reaction to food industrialization, nutrition, knowing food origins, and promoting local business. Venues located at Greenbluff, South Perry, Liberty Lake, Millwood, and Main Market are all contemporary examples illustrating the explosion of public markets within the region.


Spokane Farmer's Market, 1908

Spokane Farmer's Market, 1908

Located on 2nd Avenue, Spokane's Public Market became a popular cost-effective way of purchasing goods. Image L90-208.2 courtesy of the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture. View File Details Page

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“Spokane Public Market,” Spokane Historical, accessed April 25, 2017, http://spokanehistorical.org/items/show/418.
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