Tag Archives: local

Porterhouse Market: February Restaurant of the Month

There are many great places in Idaho where you can take your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day, but this year why not make a special meal for two at home? Perhaps your culinary skills aren’t at the same level of some of Idaho’s top chefs, but with the right, local ingredients and a great recipe, anyone […]

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 […]

Grow Local Goodness

This Spring, Grow Your Own Local Food Spring is here and fresh, local produce is popping up at farmers markets and retail stores. Grow your own local goodness and plant Idaho fruits, veggies and herbs in your garden this year. Find starter plants from nurseries like Ward’s Greenhouse, Moss Greenhouses, Blue Barn Produce and More, Rustic Gardens, Sunnyside […]

Find Idaho-Grown Trees

Spruce Up Your Landscape with Idaho-grown Trees, Shrubs and Flowers When planning your landscaping design this year, choose to plant Idaho-grown trees, shrubs and flowers from local growers. Local nurseries grow a wide variety of hearty, beautiful trees and shrubs that thrive in Idaho’s high desert climate. Whether you’re looking to start your perfect green […]

Don’t Miss Idaho Cherries

Ready for some great news?! There are over 15 different varieties of cherries grown in the state of Idaho, making Idaho among the top 5 producers in the nation for sweet cherry production! And what’s even better is cherry season is here – starting in mid-June! Cherries are the first fruit of the summer season […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]