A Busy Day Is Scheduled For June 27 At The Lemhi County Farmers’ Market

The Lemhi County Farmers’ Market is gearing up for Salmon River Days for their annual Farmers’ Market and Flea Market. Extra booth spaces are available for the 2 day event of July 3, 9am to 4 pm, and July 4, 9 am to 1 pm. This is a great time to show case a business that does not have a store front on Main Street. Maybe you are thinking of opening your own business but don’t know where or how to start. For example, FeaT Skateboard features local artists who have their original paintings on the boards. We also have Perfectly Twisted Knots, owned by Brandon Charlton, who creates everything from bracelets and collars to key chains and electronic covers all made out of a variety of cording and design. Plus Rustic Knives owner Robert Klich who produces antler handled knives made from elk sheds that are found locally. Each hunting, fishing or carry knife is made of high quality carbon steel and comes with its own handmade sheath.

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. This year the market welcomes the return of 2 such girls to the Flea Market with their face painting talents. Romi & Keena will be on hand this weekend, July 27, and for the 4th of July festivities.

Let’s face it food is what catches the attention of the nose and the market is sporting several booths to do just that. Dawn Nardella focuses on tamales complete with a side of beans and Spanish rice. The Kitchen, owned by Shannon Weaver, will continue to bring her famous breakfast burritos. And don’t forget about her wonderful mustard. The Parkers, owned by Brian & Julie Parker, will feature fresh baked cream biscuits and gravy. Breads, cookies, pies, jams and jelly all made by local artisans can be found all through the market.

This week’s market on June 27 will be such a great source for food and art. Farmers will be 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.

Be sure to bring your chairs & umbrellas and come sit & enjoy listening to our live music performers Dagney and Logan Deutchman. They are well known for their guitar and vocal talents, so this is such a treat. Plus, if you are feeling a bit guilty for eating that rather large Danish, Sara Williams will be on board to bring us some Zumba moves.

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 208.993.1198 or via email busy.4.juliep@gmail.com.

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Posted on June 25, 2015, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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