It’s Christmas in August at the Lemhi County Farmers’ Market
It’s Christmas in August this weekend at the Lemhi County Farmers’ Market. All of the vendors are getting into the spirit as it is never too early to plan ahead of time. Stocking stuffers come to mind with items like handmade antler handle knives and antler toothpick holders found at Rustic Knives. PhotographyByJesse.com is offering a plan for a family or individual photo session for your Christmas cards for $45.00 if booked this week. From Diane Klich, look for her new line of felt critters as well as a new batch of antler necklaces. Plus her herbed vinegars are priced to sale. All her herbs are grown on her own property without pesticides or herbicides.
This weekend begins our weekly launch of “From Field to Table”. The first demonstration will be presented by Loryhl Davis, owner of Herbs of the World. Loryhl will be sharing recipes of a variety of vinegars and their varied applications at 11:30 am. The markets’ second weekly launch “Know the Old Ways” will feature homemade laundry soap presented by Julie Parker at 10:00 am. Bring a small container if you would like to take home a sample.
The great thing about shopping at the Lemhi County Farmers’ Market is everyone has the opportunity to try the many different varieties of vegetables grown right here in the Lemhi Valley. Even for those of us who keep our own gardens, it is always fun to try out our taste buds with something new. For example, Lebanese Bush Marrow and Zephyr squash, Suyo Long Japanese cucumbers or Daikon radish will all be available from Swift River Farms. Purchasing from the Farmers’ Market is also an excellent opportunity to stock up on items for canning, pickling, drying and freezing. Tomatoes, eggplant, summer squash, cucumbers, onions and summer greens are all in high demand this week and are available right here at the Farmers’ Market.
Thanks to a generous donation from the Kiwanis and private donation, the Lemhi County Farmers’ Market is able to extend a helping hand to recipients of the food stamp program. For a limited time clients can receive an additional $10.00 of funds for shopping at the market. Purchases of farm fresh produce, breads, eggs, jams, jelly, and meat are all available at the market. Please stop by the market manager’s booth for more information on how you can stretch your food budget each week.
The Farmers’ Market is selling raffle tickets for the 2014 Lemhi County Farmers’ Market Gift Basket. All proceeds are earmarked for needed equipment. Be sure to stop by Swift River Farms, booth 17, to purchase your raffle tickets for the Salmon Whitewater Park Project. The prize is a fully loaded AIRE raft including frame, oars, and all the extras.
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 future Flea Markets, please contact market manager Julie Parker at 208.643.4581 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you at the market!