Category Archives: Summer Idaho Food

Asparagus Season

Asparagus is in Season! Fresh, local asparagus is now in season! As the weather warms up, asparagus begins to grow at a fast pace on farms across southern Idaho – growing as much as 6-8 ” on a warm spring day! Producers pick asparagus daily, cutting each stock by hand. You can find Idaho asparagus […]

Idaho Preferred Retail Roadshow

We are hitting the road! Help us celebrate Idaho Preferred month by joining us on our second annual Retail Roadshow in September. We will be traveling to 23 retail stores throughout the state from Post Falls to Idaho Falls and Hailey to Preston promoting Idaho-grown produce and more.  September is the peak of harvest season […]

A Berry Sweet Season in Idaho

It’s Summertime – the weather is nice and that means Idaho grown berries, cherries and U-picks! Strawberries are the first berry to come into season.When you buy strawberries make sure they are plump and red. Since strawberries don’t ripen after they’ve been picked, avoid dull-colored berries and ones with yellow or green patches on their skin. Rhubarb […]

It’s Farmers Market Week-What’s in Season?

Farmers Market Week: Farmers, food producers, consumers and processors across the United States are celebrating Farmers Market Week, August 6-13. Farmers markets and other direct agricultural marketing outlets generate nearly $9 billion for the U.S. economy each year. There are over 50 Farmers Markets in Idaho – to find one near you click here. Fresh Fruits […]

June – Idaho Wine Month

There is nothing to “wine” about when it comes to celebrating Idaho Wine Month. There are 30 days in the month of June and conveniently over 30 wineries in Idaho so plan to try some new wineries and varieties this month! The Idaho Wine Commission has made it easy to plan daily events to participate […]

Life’s a Peach

August is here and do you know what that means? The first peaches of the season are ready! This flavorful Idaho fruit is available now in grocery stores and farmers markets. Look for sweet and juicy Idaho peaches at local retailers like Winco, Albertsons, Paul’s, Walmart and road-side fruit stands. Idaho peaches are grown across […]

Another Reason to Love Summer: Idaho Apricots

            July marks the beginning of apricot season! Sweet and full of fragrance, Idaho apricots are loaded with beta-carotene (the pigment that gives the fruit a lovely golden orange color), Vitamin-A, Vitamin-C, potassium and fiber! Idaho grows the popular “Gold Rich” variety of apricots which are typically much larger and […]

July Restaurant of the Month: Rupert’s at Hotel McCall

                Local is the word at Rupert’s at Hotel McCall. Chef Gary Kucy loves to create his cuisine using honest, quality, regional resources whenever possible. The delectably diverse menu offers fresh, clean foods with a focus on flavors of the Southwest, Asia and the Mediterranean. Rupert’s is located […]

aMAIZing Idaho Sweet Corn

                What’s hotter than record high temperatures? Idaho sweet corn – the hottest crop to hit local farmers markets and grocers in the month of July! Why is Idaho corn so tender and sweet? Our local sweet corn is picked fresh daily and available in most stores the […]

Celebrate a Local Independence Day: Serve all Idaho foods on this All-American holiday

  The 4th of July means celebration – of freedom and independence – of family, friends and community. And like any celebration, food is an integral part. Fourth of July food means hot dogs on the grill, homemade potato salad, fresh summer fruit and icy-cold beverages. This Independence Day – celebrate with local foods – […]