Best Local Market

Boise Farmers Market

The parking lot at 10th and Grove streets is the place to be on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., when the Boise Farmers decamps with its booths of locally sourced seasonal produce, baked goods, meats, eggs, wines and more. Beyond retail sales, BFM also hosts live music, the Harvest Moon Dinner, CHOP! cooking class, Sprouts Kids Club and numerous other special celebrations from its opening day in April through December. The market moves indoor in November, with the location TBA. theboisefarmersmarket.com

2nd Place: Boise Co-op—Here's what the Boise Co-op offers shoppers: Everything. We're talking kitchen, grocery, wellness products, bulk items, cheese, wine, beer, meat and seafood, dairy, gifts and other food and kitchen products, even pet supplies. If you need and want it fresh, local, organic or otherwise top quality, you'd be wise to opt for the Co-op. boise.coop

3rd Place: Capital City Public Market—Since 1994, the Capital City Public Market has been the biggest thing going in downtown Boise on Saturday mornings from mid-April to mid-December. By "biggest thing," we mean a collection of more than 150 vendors spread across four blocks from Eighth Street to State Street. The vendors alone would make a crowd, but that's not counting the thousands and thousands of shoppers who wander the booths, ranging from arts and crafts to local food stuffs and produce, organizations and retailers. capitalcitypublicmarket.com

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