There is always fun at the Lemhi County Farmers’ Market!
“And a good time was had by all” is the best way to describe this year’s Lemhi County Farmers’ Market to date. The pavilion has hosted wonderful live music by the Old Time Fiddlers as well as the Deutchman Sisters. The Salmon Art Council’s “Kid’s Art at the Market” has been with the market for 3 days with tons of art projects as well as face painting for the kids. Demonstrations of how to make your own affordable laundry soap as well as new uses for using fresh herbs were also great fun.
Canning season is now here and you know what they say about the early bird. This weekend you will have green beans, beets, carrots, corn on the cob, and juicy melons available. The apricots are wonderful and ready to eat. Last week we had 2 varieties of summer apples, Harcourt and Breaky, featured as our opening to the fall season. Can you hear the freezer bags, dehydrators and canning jars moving about in your kitchen?
A wonderful aspect of our communities here in Lemhi County is the number of gifted and talented artists. Handmade works of art individually crafted with patience and care. Many of the artists are happy to show you their techniques and explain their processes. Handmade elk horn knives, water prisms, hand painted cards, burl & cedar furniture, wire jewelry. Plus you will find the cutest children’s chalkboard placemats. This list doesn’t even make a dent in the number of artisans you will find at the Lemhi County Farmers’ Market.
This week’s specials: Louise Wagenknecht is back with newly-dyed skeins of hand spun yarn, plus the usual Danish donuts. Sweet corn, vine-ripened tomatoes, cantaloupe, honeydew and watermelons. green/yellow beans, cucumbers, green/yellow zucchini, crookneck squash, green onions, onion variety(4 types), potato variety (4 types), cabbage, carrots, broccoli, peaches and more at Tower Creek Gardens. Swift River Farm will be offering a beautiful selection of sweet corn, melons, garlic (bulb and braided), peppers, tomatoes, cilantro, herbs, fresh flowers and much much more. Our garlic braids, which will store in a cool, dark, dry place for 10 to 12 months, are selling fast! Be sure to get to the market on Saturday morning to reserve your winter’s supply.
The Lemhi County Farmers’ Market is reaching out to our neighbors to remind them that the SNAP cards are welcomed. Please stop by the managers’ booth for complete details. Keep an eye out for the Senior Class Pancake Breakfast, the Whitewater Marathon and last, but not least, The Annual Apple Festival.
For further information for these and other events please contact Julie Parker at 208.993.1198 or 208.643.4581.
See you at the market!