DINNER IN THE ORCHARDJoin Idaho Preferred for Dinner in the Orchard. This is a great way to celebrate Idaho's farmers, producers, winemakers and chefs. Dinner in the Orchard will be held Saturday, July 13th at Symms Fruit Ranch located in the Sunny Slope area near Caldwell. Enjoy a six-course meal while seated in a beautiful cherry orchard overlooking the scenic Snake River vallley. The gourmet meal will include local meats, produce cheeses and of course...fresh cherries. Local winemakers will also be on hand to pair idaho wines with each course. This memorable meal will be prepared by Executive Chef Dean Fuller of the CastleRanch Steakhouse. In addition to outstanding Idaho foods, the dinner will include a brief tour of Symms Fruit Ranch which will celebrate its 100th year in 2014. Optional bus transportation will be available from Boise and Nampa. Tickets are limited- $60 for individuals and $100 for couples. For more information, the menu, and to purchase tickets click here.
2013 will mark the 10th Anniversary of the Idaho Preferred® program
Over the past 10 years the program has increased its membership, coordinated effective advertising campaigns, participated in countless events throughout the state, worked with restaurants to get more local foods on the menus, implemented retail promotions across the state, expanded the farm to school program and much more.
The Idaho Preferred program constantly strives to be innovative in promoting local foods and agriculture.
Without the nearly 300 members that are part of the program, Idaho Preferred would not be able to participate in all the great promotions, events and projects we are a part of. In celebration of the 10th anniversary, an Idaho Preferred Cookbook has been produced. “Live. Eat. Local. Idaho Recipes for All Seasons” is designed by season to highlight Idaho products when they are available. The cookbook is now available for $25.00 + tax & Shipping .
Live.Eat.Local. Idaho Recipes For All SeasonsEnjoy over 100 delicious recipes organized by season, making it easy to learn about and cook with the freshest Idaho-grown products throughout the year. Idaho is rich with agriculture, growing many different types of products across the state. This cookbook features the best recipes for each season of the year based on when ingredients are available in Idaho.
For more information on the cookbook including pricing and how to order click here.
Welcome New Members
Bonners Ferry Nursery, Bonners Ferry Nursery, Nursery Products
Cheryl Wurtenberger, Emmett, Handmade wool items made with locally raised wool
Atkinsons Market, Ketchum, Grocery Store
Sockeye Brewing, Boise, Idaho Craft Brewery
Payette Brewing, Boise, Idaho Craft Brewery
The Boise Farmers Market, Boise, Farmers Market
Treasure Valley Bees Co., Marsing, Honey
Gorder Honey Company, Blackfoot, Honey
Ida-Ore Incorporated, Boise, Zeolite products
The Pasta Market, Boise, A variety of locally made pastas
Castle Ranch Steakhouse, Boise, Restaurant
Moss Greenhoueses, Inc., Jerome, bedding plants, herbs, hanging baskets, vegetables
Leaf Greenhouse, Boise, Flowers
Olson's Greenhouse Gardens, Boise, annuals & perennials, hanging baskets, and more
Crystal Gardens, Buhl, hanging baskets, plants, bedding plants
Recent Blog Posts
- June 12, 2013 Sockeye Wednesdays Inaugural Night
- June 23-29 Idaho Organic Week
- July 13, 2013 Dinner in the Orchard
Member Success Stories
“Thanks to Idaho Preferred for their wonderful support. I
know that my membership through Idaho Preferred® is probably
the best money I can spend. Through every program they provide, and the
personal touch the staff puts on every little part of this great organization,
I will always be grateful for everything they do for the small business owner.”
-Shelly Craig, Dilly's in Nampa
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