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FoodFort 2018

Now in its third year, Foodfort is a wildly successful part of Boise’s iconic Treefort Music Festival.  Foodfort offers attendees an opportunity to taste a wide variety of local foods prepared by some of Idaho’s best chefs.  From tandoori lamb to smoked barley and veggie shooters to suckling pig, chefs from Boise, Cascade and Ketchum […]

A Reasonable New Years Resolution

Let us help you make a New Year’s resolution that’s not only good for you, but good for our economy as well. This year pledge to eat more local foods and drink more local beverages! While this may seem like a difficult task this time of year, there are actually many specialty foods and beverages […]

Buy Local Poinsettias

Just because the weather is cooler and the leaves have fallen, doesn’t mean that all of Idaho’s beautiful plant products are out of season. Local nurseries, greenhouses and tree farms offer plenty of colorful options for your home this winter. Many Idaho nurseries and greenhouses use sustainable geothermal heat to grow variety of Christmas plants! Geothermal […]

Thankful For a Farmer

In Idaho we have the opportunity to enjoy local foods year around, so why not plan your Thanksgiving meal based on local ingredients. Start your local holiday meal off with the main dish, turkey.  Vogel Farms in Kuna has holiday turkeys for sale as well as Red Star Ranch in Hazelton. You must plan ahead […]

Highlights from Farm to School Month

In 2010, Congress designated October as National Farm-to-School Month to encourage local foods in schools, support the local agriculture economy and to educate students about the foods they consume. Throughout the month, Idaho celebrated connections between schools and local food. To assist schools in their efforts, a farm-to-school newsletter was distributed to teachers and food […]

Fall Harvest

As the leaves change and colder weather begins to settle in, some of Idaho’s top crops – apples and potatoes -come into season. It is no surprise that Idaho is top in potato production, but did you know apples are Idaho’s leading fruit crop? Each year, Idaho produces over 60 million pounds of apples and […]

September is Idaho Preferred Month

September 2017 marks the eleventh annual Idaho Preferred® Month as proclaimed by Governor C. L. “Butch” Otter. Idaho Preferred® Month was established in 2007 to celebrate the height of harvest season and the bounty of local food and beverage products available in September. This is the month when the most fresh, local produce is available at farmers’ […]

June-A Very Cherry Season

Idaho cherry season is in full swing and now is the best time to buy these summertime favorites. Idaho’s sweet cherries are delicious straight off the stem, or in pies, ice cream or other delicious recipes found here. But don’t delay – get to your local farmers market or retailer soon as Idaho cherry season […]

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 […]

February is National Heart Month

February is National Heart Month and Idaho is bursting with heart-healthy products that you can incorporate into your diet to support your cardiovascular system. With only a little bit of planning, you can create healthy menus with nutritious, local foods. Follow our easy guide to learn how to add cardiovascular-healthy Idaho cuisine to your diet […]