Yea! The BFM (Boise Farmers Market) opened today for it’s 2019 season at their new location at Shoreline Drive and Americana in Boise. It was cold. No rain, though. And it was crowded. They did have treats for everyone as pictured here – Ham and Cheese Croissant – and other “goodies”. Dignitaries were there – Head of the Boise Chamber of Commerce, the BFM President and Mayor Dave Bieter. Great to have them all at the Grand Opening. Thank-You!
The BFM, Boise Farmers Market, has come up with a novel idea – Take the market to those who can least afford to attend the market at 10th and Grove or any other market in the downtown corridor. In other words, hook up a trailer to a vehicle and take the produce to different neighborhoods. New idea? In the 21st Century, maybe, but I can remember the farmers coming to our neighborhood – in Delaware – and my Mother buying fresh produce that way in season. Look at what they are doing. If you need to enlarge the photos to see them or to print them, Left-Click the photo. From the BFM website, “Spring produce galore! Look for strawberries, asparagus, lettuces, mustard greens, radishes, rhubarb, micro-greens and a whole lot of love. Plus, the debut of the BFM Mobile Market on Saturday, May 23rd!”As this poster says, “The Boise Farmers Market and the Boise Parks and Recreation are bringing fresh local produce to your neighborhood this summer! Shop for Fresh-From-The-Farm fruits and vegetables while your kids play in the park. The Mobile Market accepts SNAP benefits. For more information, please contact Janie Burns at (208) 863-6947 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.” You can also check the website at The Boise Farmers Market.
Hopefully, some of these produce vendors will have some of their produce on the Mobile Market. I know you will be able to purchase fresh, farm eggs from Meadowlark Farms. And maybe bakery items in the future.
No, it’s not too early to be thinking about your garden for this year. You should have some starts going right now. But I thought that some of you might be interested in this following article and resource. They do an awesome job with refugees coming to Boiseboth in growing their own garden products and selling their products at the Boise Saturday Market.
I like your “foodie” blog. I don’t know who your audience is, but maybe you want to help us advertise our CSA? We could still use some members. You can see the details at Community Supported Agriculture Or, let me know how you want to help. I’m happy to add you to our volunteers email list and put you to work in the garden if that’s what you want.Katie Painter
Refugee Agriculture Coordinator
Idaho Office for Refugees
1607 W Jefferson St
Boise, ID 83702
OK, so there you have some information. Do you have some spare time? Energies? Resources? Let them know. Cheers!
A ride to where? Wilder? What’s in Wilder? Ahhh, you say, two things!
First, there are hops! Miles and miles of hops! Just coming through from a long Winters nap. They will grow to 16 to 20 feet tall. And after they grow, they will find their way to your favorite brew.
And Second, there is Alejandra’s Mexican Restaurant. (It always comes down to food!) A very excellent restaurant and almost better than those in Boise and Kuna. Read our Review. We will probably go back to this one. However, there is one in Marsing right on Main Street, which might be a wee bit closer.
We were actually at Parma Ridge Winery and we asked the winemaker – Dick Dickstein – where a good Mexican restaurant was in the area. He highly suggested Alejandra’s and he was right! (One really should not take a photography amid chews! It gives a false impression.)
It really was an enjoyable morning and afternoon. A good Idaho winery visited – no, we did not buy any – we have some in storage; We found another good restaurant to frequent and it was a pleasant drive through the Idaho countryside on a beautiful spring afternoon. Not much traffic on the roads as most people have returned from the Mountains and the Memorial Day Weekend and are now back at work. We are still retired!!! So Robin and I will spend out days searching for good wine and good food and report to you what we have found. It’s tough – But someone has to do it! Cheers!
That’s right! Texas Tarragon! I never heard of it until I went to Zamzows a while ago. I think Jerri was asking me about tarragon. This is a very potent variety with some really pretty yellow flowers. The plants are from Bonnie Plants. Texas Tarragon, Tagetes lucida, likes ordinary, well drained soil that is kept evenly moist and fertilized on a regular basis. I sampled a leaf at Zamzows and it really is a potent tarragon with a lingering spicyness. If you like tarragon, this might be worth a trip to Zamzows, or wherever Bonnie Plants are sold, and get a plant or two. Cheers!