These days, Idaho's farmers markets are much more than places to buy locally grown food. They've evolved into a new kind of social gathering place. They mix agriculture with entertainment, community awareness with commerce, entrepreneurship with environmentalism--and wildflower honey with hot beignets.
These photographs are from several Treasure Valley markets during this spring's unseasonably cool weather, when farmers had only a trickle of produce to offer customers. And yet every market was packed with people and activity.
The photos are testament to how vitally important Idaho's 50-some farmers markets have become.
Watch the video below to listen to an audio postcard featuring shoppers and vendors at the Capital City Public Market.[ Video is no longer available. ]