When a group of vendors decided to part ways with the long-running Capital City Public Market in 2013, more than a few people thought the idea was doomed. How, they wondered, could Boise support two separate outdoor Saturday markets within a few blocks of one another? Three years later, the only question is: Why did anyone think Boise couldn't support two Saturday markets?
With that in mind, the Boise Farmers Market is first out of the gate, opening Saturday, April 2, in the parking lot at 10th and Grove streets. This year, nearly 90 vendors are on tap to sell fresh veggies, flowers and other goodies. Many of the vendors now have locations at both the Boise Farmers Market and the CCPM, which is scheduled to start its season Saturday, April 16. See? Everybody can get along.