The Produce Is Here!

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, garlic on sale at Swiss River Farm. With over 15 varieties of garlic and shallots, you are bound to find a few to take home and try. Names like Georgian Fire, Music, Inchelium Red, Persian Star, and Romanian Red are just a few that will catch your attention. In addition, you can fill your bags with melons, leeks, sweet and hot peppers, eggplant, onions, tomatoes, and so much more. What better way to spend a Saturday morning than stocking up on delicious local food for the week?

Most everyone has a small garden in their yard, true. But there is always a plant that did not grow or you have a plant that went nuts and you are up to your eyeballs wondering how much your chickens will eat before they become bored. So bring your produce to the market. Still having difficulty moving your produce and you do not want to take it home? How about donating it to our food banks? Stop by the manager’s booth for more information.

Windwalker Farm will be introducing a new soap: Patchouli.

Thanks to a generous donation from the Kiwanis 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.

Believe it or not, the 2014 season is quickly nearing its end. I know. It is right around the corner. Just a reminder, the Farmers’ Market will be hosting the Flea Market on Sept 13 & 27. I would love to close the season with a huge bang of this, that, and the other. Have any ideas?

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 and visit our website at lemhicountyfarmersmarket.org. If you would like more information on how you can participate in the Lemhi County Farmers’ Market, please contact market manager Julie Parker at 208.643.4581 or via email busy.4.juliep@gmail.com.

See you at the market!

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Posted on August 28, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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