Seeds are going into the ground, meetings are being held and funding is being sought and distributed. Winter is so busy it’s starting to feel like Spring!
Boise Farmers Mobile Market Expansion
Grant Received – and More!
We are thrilled to announce that the Boise Farmers Mobile Market has received a St. Luke’s Community Health Improvement Fund grant!
This $8,000.00 grant will help expand the Mobile Market to 4 days each week during the season (Memorial Day to Labor Day) and assist with better marketing of our Double Up Bucks and SNAP programs. We are happy to work in concert with St. Luke’s mission “to improve the health of people in our region” and do our part, here, in our Boise neighborhoods.
We have also received $1,200 in Individual Support already this year! We have another $4,000 to raise to fund the summer. If you haven’t read about last year’s success, you can read about it here: 2017 Mobile Market Impact Report.
We would love to have your support. If you feel inspired you can donate any amount, big or small, here: DONATE
Help us get produce and eggs out into the neighborhoods to community members who don’t have access to healthy food!
On stage this week is Rossa di Milano Onion! We love this beautiful, rosy pink, flat-heart shaped onion for its petite size and its flavor! It’s an Italian heirloom variety which stores well over winter.
For any gardeners who have been stirring with this warm weather, go full steam ahead with starting onion seeds now! You can plant many seeds together in a small pot, then separate the onion sprouts when transplanting outdoors in early April.
These seeds were saved right here in Boise, Idaho by Earthly Delights Farm! You can’t get much more local than that! You can find them on the Snake River Seed Coop website: http://snakeriverseeds.com/product/rossa-di-milano-onion/
Register Now and Get Involved!
Bringing Our Soil Back To Life
Thursday, February 15, 2018
7:30 am to 4:30 pm
Four Rivers Cultural Center
676 SW 5th Ave., Ontario, OR
The 9th Annual Soil Health Symposium is coming up! If you are interested in Soil you will want to attend the 9th year of this incredibly informative symposium, offering useful farming practice information, and to hear what improvements other local producers have added to their routines.
Attend the Soil Health Symposium this winter. Registration and other speaker information can be found at http://www.payetteswcd.org.