Boise Farmers Market, 1500 Shoreline Drive, Boise, ID 83702, USA
FARMERS MARKET • BOISE
Shop Our Online Store For Saturday Pickup
BOISE FARMERS MARKET: A FOOD-CENTRIC MARKET
Boise Farmers Market is a food-centric and agriculturally based market. Within our guidelines, the majority of the members must be agricultural. 95% of the vendors are food and agricultural products with 5% dedicated to non-food items.
Farmers markets have a long history of being more than merely a place to exchange goods. The Boise Farmers Market is committed to playing an important role in fostering new ideas in the regional food system. The Farmers Market is a place where the public can learn about the relationship of local food and farms to our health, our economy, and our culture.
The Boise Farmers Market focuses on local food, cultivating new farmers, incubating new food ideas, and creating a community space to learn about food and sustainability.
• Locally grown foods sold by the farmer
• Specialty on-site food vendors with a local emphasis
• Accountability to the customer. All goods sold at the Boise Farmers Market will be grown or made by the producer.
• Growing new farmers. Through an innovative partnership between established farmers and those exploring the occupation, the Boise Farmers Market will help ensure our local food supply.
FARMERS YOU CAN TRUST. FOOD YOU CAN TRACE
• Buying and eating local (100 mile radius) means more for the local economy. According to a study by the New Economics Foundation in London, a dollar spent locally generates twice as much income for the local economy.
• Locally grown produce is fresher. While produce that is purchased in the supermarket or at a big-box store has been in transit or cold-stored for days or weeks, produce purchased at your local farmers market has often been picked within the last 24 hours. This freshness not only affects the taste of your food, it also affects the nutritional value, which declines with time.
• Locally grown fruits and vegetables have longer to ripen. Because the produce will be handled less, locally grown fruit doesn’t have to endure the rigors of shipping. This means that you are going to be getting peaches so ripe that they fall apart as you eat them. Melons allowed to ripen until the last possible minute on the vine tastes much better than those gassed for transporting.
• Buying and eating locally grown food keeps us in touch with the seasons. By purchasing and eating with the seasons, we are eating foods when they are at their peak taste, are the most abundant, and the least expensive.
• Buying locally grown food makes for a great story. Whether it’s the farmer who brings apples to the market or the baker who makes bread, knowing part of the story about your food is a powerful part of enjoying a meal.
• Buying and eating local helps protect us from bioterrorism. Food with less distance to travel from farm to plate is less susceptible to harmful contamination.
• Local food translates to more variety. When a farmer is producing food that will not travel a long distance, will have a shorter shelf life, and does not have a high- yield demand, the farmer is free to try small crops of various fruits and vegetables that would probably never make it to a large supermarket.
• Supporting local providers supports responsible land development. When you buy local, you give those with local open space – farms and pastures – an economic reason to stay open and undeveloped.
WE ARE OPENING AS THE BOISE FARMERS MARKET DRIVE-THRU!
Your health and safety, and the health and safety of our vendors and staff, is of the utmost importance to us. And, we want you and your loved ones to have access to nutritious and delicious local food now more than ever. We have decided to open as the BFM Drive-thru until we feel it is safe to open the walk around market later this summer. Once the walk around market is open, we will continue offering BFM Drive-thru services as well!
ORDERING AND PICKUP IS EASY:
1. Shop in our online store Tuesday – Wednesday. There you will find great local produce, proteins and products from your favorite BFM vendors!
2. When you are finished shopping, confirm your order and choose a pickup time.
3. Pick up your order at your chosen time on Saturday at our Drive-thru pickup location at 1500 Shoreline Drive.
That’s it! Fresh local goodness in 3 easy steps! (Detailed instructions below)
We accept SNAP/EBT for fresh fruits, vegetables, bread, meat and any un-warmed prepared foods. When registering as a customer, make sure to select EBT from the drop down menu so we will know you plan to pay with your EBT card and so we know not to charge you tax! Make sure to bring your card with you when you pick up your order so we can swipe it and give you your Double Up Food Bucks tokens for your next purchase.
HOW THE BOISE FARMERS MARKET DRIVE-THRU WORKS
Head over to our online store. (We will provide the link on Monday, March 29 so you can browse the store and register. You will not be able to start shopping until 7am on Tuesday, March 30) You will need to register as a customer in order to shop. (If you shopped last year, you do not need to register again) You can do this by clicking the “Sign Up!” button in the navigation bar, clicking the link on the home page, or clicking on the little icon of the person in the upper right corner of the screen.
Once you have registered, you are ready to shop! Fill your cart with all of your favorite local items. IMPORTANT: You will need to confirm your order in order to save your items. We recommend confirming after you place your first item in your cart. Do so by clicking on the cart icon and clicking the Confirm Order button. You will be able to choose your pick up time for Saturday once you confirm your order as well!
You can shop from Tuesday at 7:00am until Wednesday at 11:30pm. During this time you can also add or remove items from your cart.
This is the hardest part: waiting until Saturday to pick up your order! Once Saturday finally arrives, simply show up at 1500 Shoreline Drive at your designated time (not early, please! We pack orders by pickup time – if you show up early, your order won’t be ready) and pick up your order! Please see the map below to get an idea of the traffic flow. Always turn right into and out of the lot, even if you have to go around the block to enter.
To make the pick up process efficient, we ask that you write your name and pickup time on a piece of paper and have it ready to show so our volunteers can see it when you drive up to grab your order.
Arriving on bike or by foot? We will have a designated table for you to pick up your order, too! Look for the flag with the bike on it near the pickup area and one of our volunteers will assist you when you arrive.
Here’s a little time lapse video of the Boise Farmers Market
THE BOISE FARMERS MARKET SUPPORTS A REGENERATIVE, HEALTHY FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM BY OPERATING A VIBRANT MARKETPLACE FEATURING LOCALLY GROWN AND CRAFTED PRODUCTS.
At the Boise Farmers Market you will find fresh local seasonal vegetables and fruit, many types of locally raised protein, breads and pastries, honey, jams and sauces, fresh-roasted coffee, and a delicious selection of ready-to-eat foods. We always have the best of what is local and in season!
Please join us at the Boise Farmers Market, where you’ll find farmers you can trust and food you can trace.
OUTDOOR SUMMER MARKET
The Boise Farmers Market will be reopening in April as the BFM Drive-thru!
We will be closely monitoring the pandemic until we feel it is safe to add a walk around market.
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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS:
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MEET OUR VENDORS
LOCAL FOOD LOCATOR
BOISE FOOD HISTORY PROJECT
SPROUTS KIDS CLUB
CHOP! COOKING CLASS
NONPROFITS & MUSICIANS
FARMERS MARKET • BOISE
1500 Shoreline Drive
Boise, ID 83702
921 South Roosevelt Street
Boise, ID 83705
Ph: 208-345-9287 or 415-602-4174
Email: [email protected]
OPEN SATURDAY | 9AM-1PM | APRIL – OCTOBER
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