Tag Archives: Idaho Preferred

Idaho Preferred® Month

September is Proclaimed “Idaho Preferred® Month” for the Tenth Year in a Row September 2016 marks the tenth 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 […]

Local Pumpkin Farmer Gives Back to the Community

For the second year in a row, Wilson Elementary in Caldwell was preparing for their Fall Festival. With only a week until the big day, Parent Teacher Organization Treasurer, Katie Flores, was still on the hunt for one thing – pumpkins. In a final attempt to save the festival, she sent a message through Facebook […]

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 […]

Give Mom Locally Grown Flowers for Mothers Day!

Mother’s Day is just around the corner! It’s time to show mom your appreciation with the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Looking for some ideas? Here are a few suggestions for locally produced gift items including local hanging baskets, trees, flowers, bedding plants and other nursery products. What mom doesn’t like flowers? Look for Idaho Preferred […]

March Restaurant of the Month: Snake River Grill in Hagerman

Chef Kirt Martin likes “Cooking on the Wild Side” and the Snake River Grill in Hagerman is the perfect venue for that passion.  Chef Kirt combines classic French Cuisine techniques learned at Le Cordon Bleu with local and regional foods to create a unique dining experience on the banks of the Snake River.  In addition […]

February Restaurant of the Month: Castle Ranch Steakhouse

Restaurant of the Month- Castle Ranch Steakhouse Although there are many Idaho restaurants that include local products on their menu, one of the most dedicated chefs in the state using Idaho ingredients is Executive Chef Dean Fuller with the Castle Ranch Steakhouse. Chef Dean has been a chef for over 38 years in restaurants and catering from Hawaii […]

We Heart February

While the month of February is filled with thoughts of Valentine’s Day chocolates and wines it is important to also remember that it is Heart Month. Take some time to plan healthy menus and remember that eating nutritious foods is very important for a long and healthy life. Set a goal for February to include […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hop Harvesting in Idaho

If you have been out to the Wilder/Greenleaf area in southern Idaho or the Bonners Ferry area in north Idaho you have probably witnessed a lot of hops being harvested. Right now hop farmers are right in the middle of the one of their busiest times of year harvesting over 3000 acres of Idaho hops. […]