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Ice cream truck hits streets of Moscow

Matthew Greenwalt and Emily Payne both work other jobs, but wanted to provide the community the experience of getting ice cream from an ice cream truck.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

July 20, 2020

The Palouse's newest ice cream truck is hard to miss with its bright orange paint. Moscow’s Ice Cream Jeep has been roaming around Moscow since early June with partners Matthew Greenwalt and Emily Payne in the front seat.  The idea of starting an ice cream truck came from a family-friend as...

‘This is like the movies’

Elizabeth Nalbandian traveled from Jerusalem to Pullman in the pursuit of studying baking. Since then, she has studied abroad and became involved in the Carson College of Business.

ANNIE HAGER, Evergreen reporter

July 7, 2020

From family inspiration to mindless scrolling through Pinterest, Elizabeth Nalbandian started learning to make pastries when she was a young girl. Pastry-making became a passion for Nalbandian while she grew up in Jerusalem, and she said she continues to expand it through her experiences at WSU.  ...

Purpose Roasters changes management, continues to expand

Purpose Roasters, originally located at 301 S. Main St. in Colfax, moved locations next to Flowers, Decor & More.

SARAH DANIELS, Evergreen reporter

July 6, 2020

Just when the front doors of a coffee shop in Colfax seemed like it was closed for good, it found a way to come back to life. When Purpose Roasters opened in spring 2018, it started with spouses Travis and Janelle Harrison, as well as friend Nick Wright.  The doors of the first Purpose Roasters’ cafe closed March...

WSU researcher raises awareness about food insecurity during pandemic

Cedric Habiyaremye, WSU research associate, and his mother in their quinoa research field in Rwanda.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

June 29, 2020

As someone who grew up facing starvation and hunger in Rwanda, one WSU research associate is now using his education to advocate for worldwide food security. Cedric Habiyaremye said he has worked to raise awareness on how COVID-19 is affecting food security and the consequences of this, which include...

Greek restaurant to open in Pullman

Yia Yia Nikki's is projected to open in August. For the meantime, food will be sold through a food truck.

ZACH GOFF, Evergreen reporter

June 15, 2020

A restaurant that specializes in Greek and Mediterranean cuisine may open its doors in August. Yia Yia Nikki’s will be located at 1300 S. Grand Ave. The restaurant will also have a drive-thru, owner Monir Desouky said. This will be the third location of the franchise as the original restaurant...

New food truck to hit Pullman streets

Among Other Things hopes to serve classic American dishes around Greek row and different apartment complexes in Pullman.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

June 15, 2020

Acacia Kapusta and Jesse Pollard are turning their passion for cuisine into a full-time job by opening a food truck inspired by American dishes in Pullman. Among Other Things will give them the opportunity to manage their own business and travel when needed, Kapusta said. The duo started planning...

Weekly produce sale to last through summer, into fall

Shoppers can wait in line one at a time as staff collect the requested vegetables.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

June 15, 2020

Locals bought up almost all of the fresh produce sold at the Eggert Family Organic Farm on June 5, which is its first sale of the year.  The farm was busy with an average of two to three customers waiting to be helped during the sale, said farm manager Brad Jaeckel. Most of the produce sold out aft...

A Cougar Gold Cheese origin story

Cougar Gold Cheese is made by student workers at the WSU Creamery. Cheese of all flavors comes in tins.

ANNIE HAGER, Evergreen reporter

June 15, 2020

If you ever wondered why Cougar Gold Cheese comes in a tin can, you first need to take a trip back to 1940. Norman Shirley Golding, then-food science professor at WSU, researched and received a grant to work on Cougar Gold in the 1940s. WSU Creamery Manager John Haugen said the name Cougar Gold come...

Pullman Good Food Co-op offers virtual market

Palouse residents can access the Pullman Good Food Co-op's virtual farmers market to receive fresh ingredients from local vendors.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

June 8, 2020

Since the COVID-19 outbreak emerged, many things have come to a close. Among the local groups that had to put a halt to their operations, the Pullman Good Food Co-op decided to start a virtual community market about three weeks ago.  “The idea is to help strengthen our local economy and help our...

National Lentil Festival canceled this year

Volunteers serve lentil chili for attendees the 2018 National Lentil Festival.

ZACH GOFF, Evergreen reporter

June 3, 2020

The annual 2020 National Lentil Festival was canceled due to health concerns related to COVID-19. Britnee Christen, festival director of the National Lentil Festival, said she wants everyone in the community to stay safe.  The Lentil Festival began in 1989. In 2021, the festival committee plans to hold th...

Local farmers markets still open despite COVID-19 restrictions

Omache Farm co-owner Margaret Parsley, right, takes payment for Pullman resident Scott McBeth's plants on May 20 at the Pullman Farmers Market. McBeth purchased Pink Berkeley Tie-Dye tomatoes.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

May 31, 2020

Both the Moscow and Pullman farmers markets adapted their practices to comply with COVID-19 regulations. Despite the changes, many customers and vendors have responded positively, said Amanda Argona, Moscow community events manager. Moscow Farmers Market Local growers are selling products direc...

Neill’s Coffee and Ice Cream to replace Daily Grind on Main Street

Neill's Sweet Shop used to sell flowers and ice cream. The original store on Main Street opened 100 years ago.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

May 13, 2020

The owners of Neill’s Flowers and Gifts will open Neill’s Coffee and Ice Cream, a new store modeled after old-fashioned soda counters, this summer at the location formerly occupied by Daily Grind on Main Street.  Chris Chandler, special projects manager at Neill’s Flowers and Gifts, said they hop...

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