Idaho releases guide to farmers’ markets

The Idaho Farmers’ Market Association and state Department of Agriculture have released a new guide detailing 45 locations where fresh fruit and produce, meats, honey and other locally produced foods are available this season.

The Idaho Farmers’ Market Directory is available at ISDA’s agri.idaho.gov website and at state visitors centers, local chambers of commerce and all farmers markets.

“Farmers’ markets continue to be an important part of many communities in Idaho and provide access to locally grown food,” ISDA Trade Specialist Skylar Jett said in a news release. “They provide a venue for the community to come together to support Idaho’s farmers and producers as well as the local economy.”

Farmers’ markets in the state will host events in conjunction with state and national Farmers Market Week Aug. 4-10, to be detailed in coming months at idahopreferred.com. ISDA said farmers markets are an excellent source of quality, local products and “truly showcase the bounty of Idaho agriculture.”