You know the drill: wake up on Saturday morning, grab the kids, get the dog, find your reusable grocery bags and head to the new Boise Farmer's Market. Launched in April 2013, the market set up shop near the Linen District, providing another option for Boiseans seeking fresh produce, homemade treats and other unique offerings. Now it's time to kick off year two.
Acme Baking Co., The Funky Taco and Guru Donuts are only a few of the vendors on the roster offering sweet and savory offerings. And with the start of spring, there will be plenty of early season produce, plant starts, bedding plants, hanging baskets and container gardens on hand. Combine that with grass-fed meat, Idaho wines, honey, fruit preserves, locally made pasta, baked goods and farm-fresh dairy products, and you can easily skip a trip to the grocery store and let the market provide you with your cooking, home decor and sweet tooth needs.
This year, too, gluten-free selections will abound and, if you're in the mood to linger, grab a snack at the mobile Market Cafe. Local musicians will also be on hand to dish out the jams every Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Check out Boise Weekly's 2014 Bar and Restaurant Guide (inserted in BW on April 9) for listings of local food producers, along with a handy chart outlining which fruits and vegetables are in season, and when.