Tag Archives: Idaho agriculture

Resolve to Eat Local in 2016

New Year, new resolution. This year, instead of pinky-promising yourself you will stay on that new fad diet and give up carbohydrates, why not commit to doing something different that’s good for you and your community? Make 2016 the year you resolve to live local and eat the amazing agricultural products we grow and produce […]

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 […]

January Restaurant of the Month: Brick 29

Chef Bristol, a three-time James Beard nominee, built his restaurants around his commitment to local foods – ahead of the now-popular trend. His cooking career began at an early age making pies with hisfamily from scratch. Dustan graduated at the top of his class from Boise State University with a degree in applied science-culinary arts. He has […]

Support Local Farmers in 2015!

Are still searching for the perfect New Year’s resolution What if you resolved to do something that is not only good for you, but also Idaho’s economy? Now you’re thinking “What could be beneficial to me and good for others at the same time?” Eating of course! There is one catch, it is not just […]

Eating Local: A Holiday Tradition

When planning your Thanksgiving menu don’t forget the tradition of eating local. Before modern technology allowed food to be shipped around the world, eating local was the only option. For those of us lucky enough to live in Idaho, we have an abundance of local foods to fill our table.  So this year, stick with […]

September is Idaho Preferred Month

Did you know that September is Idaho Preferred Month? This is the seventh year that Idaho’s governor has declared September as Idaho Preferred month to bring awareness to the fact that fall is the peak of harvest season. Help celebrate all the local goodness that Idaho has to offer during September. As a consumer you […]

Sweet, Juicy, Idaho Peaches

Looking for the sweetest, juiciest peach? Then you are in luck  – Idaho peaches are now in season.  Idaho’s peaches are extra sweet due to the perfect summer growing conditions – warm days and cool nights lead to maximum sugar production.  And, due to their perishable and fragile nature, out of state peaches are usually […]

Thank Your Favorite Organic Farmers- It’s Idaho Organic Week

To honor Idaho’s organic producers, Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter has declared the week of July 20-26, Idaho Organic Week. This marks the fourth annual Idaho organic week, when Idahoans from across Idaho celebrate the importance of organic producers, processors and distributors in Idaho.     Idaho has over 230 organic operations that provide a diverse […]

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 […]