Speaking on Business: Boise Farmer’s Market
The Boise Farmer’s Market is generating an annual economic impact of $2 million, and is considered to be an incubator for small businesses.
This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.
If you haven’t been to downtown Boise recently, you’ve got to check it out! It’s thriving with an impressive restaurant and retail scene, and on Saturday mornings, it’s also a destination for the Boise Farmer’s Market at 10th and Grove which supports over 60 farmers and local food producers.
Market Director Karen Ellis says locally-grown produce is the major focus. The main offering is seasonal farm-fresh produce, eggs and vegetables; however, there’s also processed foods, like jams, jellies and sauces, which are required to use as many locally-produced ingredients as possible. Often this creates strategic partnerships and growth opportunities between producers and food growers at the Boise Farmer’s Market.
Four years ago, the Boise Farmer’s Market decided to expand their support for Idaho’s farmers and created a Mobile Market. It delivers fresh produce to neighborhoods in Boise, especially to areas without easy access to healthy foods.
The Boise Farmer’s Market is generating an annual economic impact of $2 million, and Karen considers it to be an incubator for small businesses. Two food vendors have opened their own storefront because of their market success, which continues through the end of October and moves to an indoor location through December.
Check them out online at theboisefarmersmarket.com.
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For Zions Bank, I’m Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.
Boise Farmer’s Market
Held Saturdays through Oct. 27
10th and Grove