As we start bedding down our gardens and dusting off our rain boots, it's good to remember the history of the harvest--a fruitful season, that for our ancestors, was a time of hard work and celebration. From commercial farmers to backyard gardeners, the harvest is a time to reap and enjoy the rewards from the long, hot growing season and rejoice in the bounty that fills our plates.
You can celebrate the harvest at Idaho Botanical Garden on Saturday, Oct. 8, and Sunday, Oct. 9, beginning at noon.
After enjoying a leisurely walk through the scarecrow stroll, you can quench your thirst for fall flavors with brews from Highlands Hollow, Sockeye and Payette Brewing Company.
For the kids, or the kid in you, there will be a you-pick pumpkin patch, a mini straw maze and hay rides. Also a farmers market will feature local products and goods, including jams, jellies, fresh fruit, vegetables and salsa. There will also be food booths with grub from Willowcreek Grill and B29 Streatery. Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats and Big Wow will play on Saturday, and Sunday will feature live music from Bellamy Rose, the Hokum Hi-Flyers and Hillfolk Noir.