Our 2017 vendor registration has begun!

With the Market season almost upon us, the time is ripe to get your Vendor Application submitted and your booth space reserved for the 2017 Season with the Lemhi County Farmers Market! Here is a direct link to our online registration form:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1bvOVHVJn9jbBeCLE06i253puP6RXBhEWKf-CzGJGQhE/edit

Our market manager will contact you once your form is submitted to continue the registration process.

Join us for our annual Market Vendor Meeting: April 3rd, 2017 at 6pm @ The Salmon Public Library.

Now accepting Lemhi County Farmers Market vendor applications for the 2017 season!  Join us at the Annual Vendor meeting on April 3rd at 6pm, at the Salmon Public Library.  If you cannot make the meeting, don’t worry:)  You can easily sign up, using our on-line vendor application:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe9JWeNu1ZLdrE-mdqmpHEme1GP6lXYlhT2UltzRMH5OGFoKg/viewform

 

You could win a Farmers Market Basket!

Basket Rafflecorrected

We are selling raffle tickets now for a variety basket of Farmers Market items!

This fundraiser will help us reach our goal of $400 towards a Farmers Market utility trailer. This summer, we have acquired sturdy tables, beautiful locally made signs, and health/safety equipment to help the market grow. The trailer will serve two purposes:

  1. Secure storage and transport of the gear so it can be used for years to come
  2. Mobile marketing with an eye-catching LCFM design and information

Tickets are available at the Lemhi County Farmers Market (Saturdays 9 am-1 pm at Veterans Memorial Park- across from the bear statue). Also available at The Kitchen. $1 per ticket, or 6 tickets for $5! 

The drawing for the basket will be on our last market day of the season: Saturday, September 24th! You do not need to be present at the market to win the prize. If you are from outside the area, we can ship the items to you (without the basket, however, and perishable items substituted).

All items in the basket have been donated by Lemhi County Farmers Market vendors or local businesses. Thank you to all who have made this basket such a great prize!

Basket contents (updated frequently- check back for more additions and photos!)

1 lb local honey and 1 oz local beeswax- Baker Honey

3 locally sourced goat milk soap bars (rose, mint, and lavender)- Windwalker Farms

1 pair of earrings- Rustic Rose Jewelry

1 skein of handmade yarn dyed with cabbage- Wag’s Wool Farm

1 jar each of mustard and jam- The Kitchen

1 bar of handmade soap- The Log Home Kitchen

Hand painted art item- Gloria Steck

$20 worth of locally grown produce- Swift River Farm

Fused glass butterfly garden stake- Studio J Designs

Certificate for 1 dozen tamales- Dawn Nardella

Gift Item- The Finishing Touch

1 small bag pet treats- The Pooch Pantry

2 free movie passes to The River Cinemas

 

As always, if you have any questions please contact Loretta, the market manager, at 208-993-0615 or email her at lemhifarmersmarket@gmail.com. Thank you!

 

 

 

 

Signs of Spring

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We are gearing up for another great Farmers’ Market season! It may not look quite like spring yet, but we’re looking forward to the bountiful produce, delicious food, local artisan crafts and music in the sunshine. Can you imagine browsing the booths in the park, or perhaps being a vendor yourself this year?

The Annual Pre-Season Vendor Meeting was last week, but don’t worry if you missed it. We are still accepting applications. If you’re interested in participating as a full-time vendor every Saturday, or on a part-time basis instead, please check out our FAQ and the Market Details page. Nonprofit or educational booths are also welcome at a reduced daily rate.

There’s nothing like live music on a summer day. Please get in touch with us if you’d like to share your music or dance with the community!

Stay tuned for more details and a calendar of events to come! Better yet, follow LCFM on facebook.

 

4th Annual Apple Festival

4th Annual Apple Festival
 
The 4th Annual Apple Festival is finally here at the Town Square Park, Saturday September 26 from 9 am through 1 pm.
We are inviting the proud bakers here in Lemhi County to bring your favorite apple pie or apple crisp to the festival for the pie contest. Competitors should bring their dish along with a $5 entry fee by 10 am to the judge’s area. Judges will declare the winners at 11 a.m. The winner takes the pot and slices of pie will be sold to benefit the 2016 Lemhi County Farmers’ Market Apple Festival. Be sure to bring your chairs to sit and listen to some wonderful music.
 
Sadie Barrett will be giving a presentation about the Idaho Heritage Tree Project and her efforts to preserve the genetic diversity of apple trees in the area. Fresh pressed apple cider from local apples will be available either by the gallon or bring a clean, sterilized container from home. Frozen apple cider can last for up to one year. Paul Werner will be bringing in his apples as well.
Charlie Moore is bringing his potatoes of Yukon gold, Russet, Reds, Purple Viking, Huckleberry, All Blue, and Fingerlings to the market. There is nothing like a hot baked potato covered in melted cheese towarm yourself from the inside on a cold winters day.
 
So bring your pies and come and enjoy breakfast with the market membership. If you missed breakfast, be sure to catch us for lunch.
If you have any questions, please call Julie Parker at 993.1198. Otherwise…….
See you at the market!

Having a wonderful time! Come out & join us!!

Having a wonderful time! Come out & join us!!

Sept 12: Salmon Marathon. This year the marathon will be ending at the pavilion in the Town Square Park. So be prepared to enjoy both breakfast and lunch with us at the market.

Sept 19: It is time for one last Flea Market for the 2015 season. This is a fun time for everyone to come a get rid of your white elephants.

Sept 26: This is our last day for the market and what better way to end the season than to bring to the community the 4th Annual Apple Festival. Idaho Heritage Tree Project started the ball rolling for this festival and the market is now managing the festival. Enter your apple pies and crisps for judging, kids games…….The fun goes on! A variety of apples will be coming in for your baking and canning pleasure, not forgetting wonderful, fresh pressed apple cider. Booth space is open to all service organizations so please contact Julie Parker at 993.1198 or email busy.4.juliep@gmail.com. Watch for further details on the official Facebook page.

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 208.993.1198 or via email busy.4.juliep@gmail.com.
See you at the market!

And The Fun Goes On!

This year has flown by for the Lemhi County Farmers’ Market. Yet there is so much more FUN planned for the last month of the 2015 season. Here is just a peak at some of the fun you will find at the Farmers’ Market…..

Sept 5: Senior Class Pancake Breakfast. This event alone has been so exciting to watch as it grows. The students work so hard to get the word out as the proceeds go directly for class expenditures during the school year. The Farmers’ Market will also be hosting a Flea Market as well.

Sept 12: Salmon Marathon. This year the marathon will be ending at the pavilion in the Town Square Park. Sponsored by Whitewater Therapeutic Riding Association

Sept 19: There is always time for one more Flea Market

Sept 26: This is our last day for the market and what better way to end the season than to bring to the community the 4th Annual Apple Festival. Idaho Heritage Tree Project started the ball rolling for this festival and we intend to keep it rolling. Apple Pie competition were the winner takes all, apple pies for sale, bobbing for apples, kids games…….The fun goes on!

So be sure to make a note on your list of things to do and visit the Lemhi County Farmers’ Market. Take home your freshly picked vegetables, herbs, fruit, honey, and a host of canned and baked goods to be enjoyed the whole week. Visit with the artisans who create beautiful items for yourself and your home. Plus we have a vendor coming who repurposes beetle killed wood and fashions a beautiful product, of which we will keep it a secret. Come to the Lemhi County Farmers’ Market for a pleasant memory that will last a lifetime.

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.

The Lemhi County Farmers’ Market strives to meet the demands of our communities every Saturday at the Town Square Park, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, rain or shine. Market manager, Julie Parker, reminds the community that the market participates in the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program as well as the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutritional Program. Look for the yellow “SNAP” signs for participating vendors. This weekend there will be a variety of demonstrations happening throughout the market so be sure to bring a chair and a small plastic container or two for samples.

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

See you at the market!

GOODWIN Apples Arrive at the Market

BREAKING NEWS!!!!

Paul Werner will be bringing 250# of GOODWIN apples to the market this week. He will also be carrying Harcourt & Breaky apples. These apples are great for juicing and jellys.

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!

Kid’s Art At The Market This Weekend

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. With a huge variety 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.

The Salmon Arts Council is hosting their Kid’s Art at the Market this Saturday. This is their last in a series of three for artistic fun for all ages. Come and join the fun starting at 10 am.

The Lemhi County Farmers’ Market strives to meet the demands of our communities every Saturday at the Town Square Park, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, rain or shine. Market manager, Julie Parker, reminds the community that the market participates in the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program as well as the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutritional Program. Look for the yellow “SNAP” signs for participating vendors. This weekend there will be a variety of demonstrations happening throughout the market so be sure to bring a chair and a small plastic container or two for samples.

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

See you at the market!