Category Archives: Summer Idaho Food

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 – […]

An Idaho Picnic: A Basket Full of Idaho

These nice summer days have us all wanting to spend more time enjoying the lovely Idaho summer. When heading outdoors to the park, for a hike, or to see a play or concert make sure to pack a locally inspired picnic basket. For all the staple picnic ingredients like bread, fruit, cheese, and wine there […]