It’s Always Fun At The Lemhi County Farmers’ Market
Mother Nature was on the ball this past weekend with perfect weather all day long for the Lemhi County Farmers’ Market. Sunshine and new vendors just made the day pass so quickly. As 2014 is the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, Wilderness Ranger Rachel Kaufman was on hand to remind our community of the importance of the Wilderness Act. Luckily she will be returning from time to time during the season.
There is nothing more rewarding than watching a young person turn into a young entrepreneur. There is a level of self-confidence that is visual on their faces as they strike up a conversation with you describing their items that they have created. We are now enjoying 2 booths of these young thinkers who sport everything from handmade cards, baked items and lemonade to tutus, games and hair ribbons. At Booth 32 is The Owls Nest and Booth 27 is Crafts Galore and More. Check them out.
The market now sports a knife sharpening booth. See Mind Your Fingers Sharpening at Booth 34. You can have not only your knives but also your gardening tools and scissors sharpened while you wait.
Let’s face it food is what catches the attention of the nose and the market is sporting 2 new booths to do just that. Dawn Nardella at Booth 4 focuses on pork and chicken tamales complete with a side of beans and Spanish rice. You have to try a cold glass of horcha. It’s a cinnamon rice milk drink that is really tasty. She also has tamales to go, caramel corn to snack on and an assortment of jams, jellies and syrups. Porker Pizza at Booth 26 has BBQ pizza baked on the premises using a wood and briquette oven.
Stop by Booth 17, Swift River Farms, who is bringing in a variety of fresh picked produce including bok choy, chard, kale and a variety of fresh culinary herbs. Ask yourself some questions while purchasing your “key buys” at the market. Questions like “What is the name of your local farmer?” “What are their sustainable growing practices?” It is important to know the answers to these questions and you are encouraged to share this information on our website and Facebook page.
Our resident photographer in Booth 3, PhotographyByJesse.com is offering a portrait photo session for family or individual portraits for $45.00. Call for details at 208.742.1379 or 310.980.7331.
Rustic Knives in Booth 20 showcases antler handled knives from elk sheds found locally. A wide assortment of shapes and sizes, blades made from some of the finest carbon steel in the world and the sheaths are custom fitted. All are made right here in Salmon. Each knife is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
Diane Klich and Dot Shaw can be found in Booth 21 showing their hand crafted items which are particularly great for gifts when you want something special and made locally. Check their herb vinegars, antler buttons plus their tasty treats one of which are gluten free.
Least we not forget about our newest addition to the Farmers’ Market: the Flea Market. July 4 & 5 will be our first market of this type. Forms are required to be completed prior to the market opening. Booth space is 12 x 12 and going fast. July 4 the hours are 9 am to 4 pm and July 5 hours are 9 am to 3 pm.
You can change your world and make it a better place by visiting the Lemhi County Farmer’s Market every week and supporting our local farmers and artisans. Be sure to “like” us on Facebook. If you would like more information on how you can participate in the Lemhi County Farmers’ Market or Flea Market, please contact market manager Julie Parker at 208.643.4581 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you at the market!