Exploring Idaho: Farmers Markets

Exploring Idaho: Farmers Markets

If you’re looking for an activity to do on a Saturday morning you should check out the markets in downtown Boise. There are actually two within walking distance of each other and you can easily spend several hours exploring the various crafts and culinary offerings. The Boise Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. through October while the Capital City Public Market runs Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. through December.

The two markets offer a little something for everyone from local produce, spices, and jams to jewelry, flowers, and art. If you get hungry along the way, there are also several food vendors serving pizza, pastries, burgers, waffles, doughnuts, and a variety of beverages for those both over and under 21. Luke and I enjoyed a plate of yakisoba noodles as well as a tamale. Eating the noodles in the crowded market reminded me of the time we shared a plate of noodles from a street vendor on our way back from the Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto, Japan. (Oh Japan, I miss you!)

Warning, go early if you are not a fan of crowds as the markets tend to get pretty packed by 11 a.m.


For more information on the different markets, visit their websites below.

Boise Farmers Market (April – October)
Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
10th & Grove

Capital City Public Market (April – December)
Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Spans several blocks starting at 8th & Main


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