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Idaho Preferred Helps Idahoans Celebrate and Support Local Farmers and Growers All Summer Long

Last updated May 25, 2023 by Totally Boise

It's summertime, and guess what? Idaho Preferred is here to make your living "local-tastic"! We've got all sorts of awesome ways for you to dive into the taste of our homegrown agriculture. In June, things are buzzing with excitement as we indulge in the sweetness of honey, savor the richness of artisanal cheeses, and sip on the delightful notes of Idaho's finest wines. But hold on tight because July brings the sizzle of Beef Month! As if that wasn't enough, August rolls in with Idaho Farmers Markets Month! Now, that’s a jam-packed summer of goodness!

Idaho Preferred makes it easy to experience local agriculture, connect with local farmers, taste the freshness of Idaho, and support a sustainable food system. Keep reading to discover how you can celebrate the hard work of Idaho's agricultural community this summer!

June: Idaho Pollinator, Dairy, and Wine Month

Let the June buzz begin! The first month of summer brings us so many ways to live and eat local, while celebrating Idaho agriculture. June is Idaho Pollinator, Dairy, and Wine Month, so you know Idaho Preferred is hooking us up with countless ways to support our local growers and farmers. This month we get to enjoy sweet honey, indulge in local cheeses, and treat ourselves with wine from local wineries. You don’t need to tell us twice!

We’ve told you before, but we won’t let you forget about all the incredible resources that Idaho Preferred’s website supplies! Check out their Idaho Dairy, Winery, and Apiary Directories to discover the local growers cultivating goodness right here in our Treasure Valley backyard.

From the sweet nectar of local honey to the artisanal cheeses and world-class wines crafted from Idaho's own vineyards, immerse yourself in the rich, authentic taste of our beloved Gem State.

Idaho Wine Directory Idaho Dairy Directory Idaho Apiary Directory

Idaho Preferred Helps Idahoans Celebrate and Support Local Farmers and Growers All Summer Long

July: Idaho Beef Month

Fire up the grill for Idaho Beef Month! Summer BBQs are our favorite, and nothing sounds better than grillin’ up premium Idaho-raised beef for dinner.

Your palate and body will thank you for choosing to purchase meat directly from the ranchers! Local ranch stands, butcheries, restaurants, and retailers understand the importance of utilizing and providing the freshest cuts of meat, so support local and savor the taste of homegrown goodness!

You can discover the best local ranchers, producers, and premium meats by using the Idaho Preferred FIND LOCAL Meat Directory and Direct Buy Guide. From pasture to plate, celebrate the rich heritage and exceptional quality of Idaho beef.

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Idaho Preferred Helps Idahoans Celebrate and Support Local Farmers and Growers All Summer Long

August: Idaho Farmers Market Month

You know that at Totally Boise, we are big fans of spending our weekends wandering around local farmer’s markets, which is why August is one of our favorite months in Idaho! It’s Idaho Farmer Market Month, and Idaho Preferred is once making it oh, so easy for us to support our local farmers, growers, and ag-artisan crafters.

Take a trip to one of our several Treasure Valley gatherings and support local by indulging in the abundance of fresh, flavorful, and nutrient-packed fruits, veggies, and other Idaho-grown delights. As we enter the peak harvest season, here’s where you can discover a farmers market near you this week:

  • Boise Farmers Market
  • Boise Farmers Mobile Market
  • Capital City Public Market, Boise
  • Donnelly Farmers Market
  • Eagle Saturday Market
  • Emmett Farmers Market
  • Caldwell’s Farm-to-Fork Farmers' Market
  • Fruitland Farmers Market
  • Global Lounge Farm & Art Market, Boise
  • Homedale Farmers Market
  • McCall Farmers' Market
  • Melba Valley Farmers Market
  • Meridian Main Street Market
  • Middleton Farmers Market
  • Middleton Market
  • MOHO Market
  • Mountain Home Farmers Market
  • Nampa Farmers Market
  • Red Top Market, Wilder
  • Snake River Country Market, Marsing
  • The Goat Yard, Homedale
  • Weiser Farmer's Market

Learn how Idaho Preferred Farmers Market Directory is making it easier for Idahoans to buy from their community farmers and support local from the ground up!

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