Well it’s about time! Considering that Idaho imports 95% of the farm products sold statewide, it’s time that we look seriously on the support of our local farmers and control the carbon footprint that we leave. That’s what this gathering was today at the New Boise Farmer’s Market. It was good too, to see some of the political dignitaries, market dignitaries and Idaho farmers who participated in the event. Below are some photos from the morning and from the New Boise Farmer’s Market. Enjoy the following photos. Cheers!
The New Boise Farmer’s Market this morning.
All creatures great and small love the market and the products that are available here.
Live music with Ned Evett, world reknown glass guitar player and performer. Check out the neck on his guitar. It is glass and there are no frets. Boise is so lucky to have such talent!!!
Former Senator, Brian Cronin on the left, was one of the organizers of this event. Thanks, Brian! Another fantastic job!
Some of the speakers are chatting among themselves before they take the stage.
Janie Burns, Meadow Lark Farms, and Greg Koenig, Koenig Vineyards and Distillery, are discussing problems with the carbon footprints.
New Boise Farmer’s Market President, Karen Ellis, introduces the speakers.
Chance Requa owner of Requa Farms in Twin Falls, Idaho, speaks to the crowd. He emphasized the fact that he produces a product, we buy the product and he must then produce more product. It’s an endless cycle.
Greg Koenig, Koenig Vineyards and Distillery, discusses the changing growing seasons and weather conditions that effect grape growing. “Wine is bottled sunshine” is one of his credos.
Janie Burns, owner of Meadow Lark Farms in Nampa, Idaho, and on the Board of Directors of the market, addresses the crowd. She states that, “95% of the produce sold statewide is shipped in.” Let’s change that …. let’s support the Saturday Farmer’s Markets that are sprouting up (pun intended!) statewide and nationwide and our local farmers. Think Local – Buy Local
Dave Krick, Red Feather Lounge and Bitter Creek Ale House owner. All local products are used at his eatery’s.
Cheri Buckner-Webb, District 19 Senator, addresses the crowd on the effects of climate change on agriculture within the state. She is on the State Agriculture Committee.
So there you have a little different post about the New Boise Farmer’s Market. Robin and I are avid supporters of Think Local – Buy Local, as I have stated many times in the past. Everyone, regardless of where you live or what city or state you reside in, need to put more emphasis on local farmers and purchasing their products. Food is essential to everyone of us, so whenever possible, support your local farmer! Buy local in the summer when vegetable products are available and then can them or freeze them and eat your local products year around. Local meats – beef, elk, lamb, chicken, pork – are usually available all year, as are local eggs. Use that local resource. Support your local agriculture industry. No need to go “out-of-country” to stay nourished. And when you go out for a meal, choose those restaurants that use only local products. Here are some suggestions: Red Feather Lounge, Bitter Creek Ale House, The Buzz, Le Cafe de Paris, 10 Barrel Brew Pub or The Orchard House are just a few. There are more. Search them out and enjoy some great local food. Look in the Sidebar. There are many businesses there that buy, sell or produce products locally. Cheers!!