LOVE Spring Veggies?
Produce Pop-Up This Saturday at Lark & Larder!
Lark and Larder is hosting another Produce Pop-up this Saturday, 4/4 (tomorrow), from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m..
Ohana No-till Farm will have spinach, spring mix, micro greens, baby carrots, and garden plants.
Black Fox Farm will have spinach and micro greens.
Black Kettle will be bringing fresh pies. Order for pick-up from here: https://blackkettlepies.square.site/ or take your changes.
Come early for the best selection.
Pay attention to the BFM Local Food Locator week to week to find out who will be popping up next!
Get a Great Deal on Local Food at the Boise Co-op!
The Boise Co-op is offering 10% off all local food items for the entire month of April! You’ll fInd Many products from our Farmers, Ranchers and Vendors at the Co-op.
When you shop at the Co-op, you are supporting a local business AND supporting local producers. A Win-Win for Local!
Connect With Others to Grow Your Own Resilience Garden!
The Treasure Valley Food Coalition just launched their new “Feeding Ourselves, Building Resilience” campaign. The goal of this campaign is to encourage everyone to plant a garden this year – a Resilience Garden. These gardens will accomplish several things: provide food, give all of us something very meaningful to do, and network the community into a common goal of feeding ourselves.
Want to start a garden but need some supplies? Or do you have a little extra you are willing to donate? Fill out their online matchmaking form and connect with other members of the community to help one another grow a successful garden!
Some Tips for a Successful CSA Experience
Due to the postponement of the Farmers Market opening, many of our farmers (Black Fox Farm, Fiddlers Green Farm, Hen and Hare Micro Farm, Peaceful Belly & Whistlepig Farms are offering CSAs to help you continue to eat and enjoy the best food around! New to CSA’s? CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, and it’s like a vegetable subscription that connects you directly to a farm or group of farms.
Since a lot of people are new to the CSA’s, and since there are a lot of new rules to follow regarding social distancing, Jessica Harrold from Hen and Hare Microfarm offers some tips to to ensure that everyone has a happy & safe CSA experience. Please be sure to check in with your specific farm’s guidelines and procedures as they may vary:
Please be respectful of the designated pick up times – don’t show up early or late. These times are set based on delivery time and the host’s availability. If you are unable to make it due to an emergency, please communicate with your pick up location (or farm, based on their specific policy) to make other arrangements that are convenient for your pick up site host.
Be respectful of people’s space. Many pick-up points are people’s homes that volunteer to let other CSA members pick up produce there. It is thoughtful to leave your pets at home or in the car (windows down during the summer!) During this time, it is also a good idea for just one family member to pick up the CSA – leave children at home if possible to reduce the number of people in someone’s yard to reduce the overall risk of exposure. If you do bring your kids, please make sure they are respectful of other people’s space as well, including flower beds and other yard spaces.
If your CSA is an open box model, please follow the amount guidelines laid out by the farm, and don’t take extra produce! Also, don’t rummage through the box- just touch one bunch when you pick it up.
If your CSA is boxed up, but you don’t see your name, please talk to the farm or pickup point. Don’t pick up someone else’s box if you don’t see yours! This year it is important to practice safe social distancing! If you see another person at your pick up point, please give them extra space while they get their share.
We’re so happy to hear that so many people are supporting local through a CSA Share this year! Thank you so much!
And, don’t worry.
The Boise Farmers Market will be open soon.
We LOVE Seeing Our Farmers! Thanks, Guy!
Check out this fun video shot by our favorite photographer, Guy Hand! He caught up with some of your favorite farmers to see what they are up to in this “Local Food Update”:
Thank you to our sponsors:
We appreciate the support of our season sponsors, especially in this uncertain environment. Please support them in any way you can. Thank you!
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