Locally Grown: Farmers Markets Share Idaho’s bounty
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- Jun 11, 2020
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Activities near Yellowstone
In summer, Yellowstone Teton Territory farmers markets are in full swing. Rather than just being places to grab a few vegetables, these farmers markets are true community affairs, places to chat and catch up with neighbors, meet farmers and artisans, and sample the best of the region, including live music, ready-to-eat foods, vegetables, fruits, cheeses, breads, flowers, crafts, and more.
Some farms also offer Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares where people can purchase a “share” in the farm’s harvest and enjoy a wide variety of farm-fresh vegetables during the entire harvest season, which often runs from June through October, though the details vary from farm to farm.
However you choose to enjoy summer’s bounty, a visit to these favorite regional farmers markets is sure to be a good (and delicious) time.
In 2020, be sure to double-check dates and times, as well as COVID precautions at each farmers market.
Idaho Falls Farmers Market
On Saturdays, the Snake River Walkway in Downtown Idaho Falls comes alive with a bounty of farm-fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs, fresh-baked pastries and breads, and plenty of meats, milk, honey, jams, jellies, and specialty foods at the Idaho Falls Farmers Market. The market also features live music and plenty of good times. It typically runs May through October on Saturdays from 9-1, but double-check the farmers market website for any updates.
Rexburg Farmers Market
Celebrate the season every May through September at the Rexburg Farmers Market. Pick up local produce and an array of food items and handmade goods at this fun weekly market which typically runs on Friday afternoons and evenings from mid-May to late September. Be sure to check the farmers market website or Facebook page for current updates since the location may change in 2020.
Henry’s Fork Farmers Market
Every Friday from mid-June through mid-September, the Henry’s Fork Farmers Market in Ashton offers up a bounty of vegetables, fruits, flowers, eggs, breads, and artisan crafts like handmade soaps. Check their Facebook page for current information.
Rigby Farmers Market
Pick up fresh produce like peas, tomatoes, peaches, beets, squash, peppers, potatoes, and even honey at the Rigby Farmers Market, along with baked goodies, live music, and artisan crafts. In 2020, it will be held on Wednesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. from June 17 to August 26.
Teton Valley Farmers Market
On Fridays during the summer, local vendors bring everything from produce to meat to cupcakes to sell at the Teton Valley Farmers Market. Enjoy fresh-baked bread and pastries, local cheeses, and other delicacies at the market, which is scheduled on Fridays from June 5 to October 2, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Driggs City Plaza.
Jackson Hole Farmers Market
Just over the hill from Teton Valley, the Jackson Hole Farmers Market offers a festive atmosphere on Jackson, Wyoming’s Town Square, with music, produce, food vendors, and more. Each week a local nonprofit receives 10 percent of the proceeds. Check the market’s website for 2020 dates and details.
People’s Market in Jackson, Wyoming
Another Jackson Hole option is the summer People’s Market held on Wednesday afternoons June through September at the base of Snow King Mountain. The zero waste event (bring your own shopping bag and cup) is hosted by Slow Food in the Tetons and also features live music.