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Slideshow: Capital City Public Market Kicks Off its 25th Season


The Capital City Public Market must have done some serious work to appease the rain gods, because it couldn't have asked for better weather for the opening day of its 25th season. Extended families, clusters of friends, moms pushing strollers and dozens of dogs came out in force to celebrate the market's April 13 opening in the spring sunshine.

For the first time, many of those shoppers spilled out of the yellow "Market Bee" school bus, which ferries people between CCPM and the relocated Boise Farmers Market, dropping groups in front of Main Street Station every 15 minutes.

  • Lex Nelson
"It's really nice that it's free, and it's convenient to get there and back if you live close to one of the two markets. They're far enough apart that it's not really worth it to walk," said Will Voytovich, who had walked to the BFM with a friend, then hopped the Market Bee into downtown to stroll through CCPM, where artists, prepared food vendors, farmers and more were selling to the throng.

If you missed the first day of shopping, which ran from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., don't worry—the market and its ever-rotating cast of over 100 local vendors will be back next week. Meanwhile, check out some of our favorite shots from opening day below.