The only-in-Boise experience of going to a Saturday outdoor farmers market, walking a few blocks, and going to another outdoor market begins in earnest Saturday, April 16. That's when the Capital City Public Market opens for the season, joining its neighbor—which is a few blocks to the south—the Boise Farmers Market, which launched its season on April 1.
Established in 1994, the Capital City Public Market is, by far, the larger of the two and stretches more than 150 vendors over four blocks of downtown Boise, now sitting exclusively on Eighth Street between Main and State streets. Of particular note is the market's acceptance of food stamps and the Fresh Funds program, a dollar-for-dollar match up to $10 for food stamp-using patrons. Opening bell for the season will ring at 9:30 a.m.