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October is Farm to School Month

October is National Farm to School Month and this year Idaho Preferred® will work to help schools in Idaho take part in this celebration by incorporating Idaho foods into cafeteria menus, offering classroom curriculum and suggesting physical activities. We are encouraging Idaho schools to incorporate a local food in their breakfast, lunch or snack menus. […]

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 […]

Got IDAHO Milk??

June is Idaho Dairy Month, a time to celebrate Idaho’s #1 agriculture industry. Idaho is the fourth largest milk producing state in the United States and third in cheese production. Milk products produced in Idaho include cheese, butter, sour cream, yogurt and ice cream. The Twin Falls Chobani plant is the largest yogurt plant in […]

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’ […]