Updated: Jun 8, 2019
One of our family’s fun hobbies to do when we travel is to check out any local farmers’ markets. It amazes me the number of markets out there and how they are all unique. Some have a permanent structure or building, others are series of canopies. We have found them in open fields or abandoned parking lots as well as on city center streets. They are open on any given day of the week.
Idaho Falls Farmers’ Market is an open air market. KeyBank generously allows us to use their parking lot twenty-seven Saturdays of the year. It is a beautiful location right next to the Snake River greenbelt and Scenic Idaho Falls. We are centrally located within the city downtown district.
We are open every Saturday from May to October, 9 am to 1 pm rain or shine. Because we favor locally grown produce, our market has definite seasons. The early season is known for plants and early produce such as lettuce and salad greens. You can find a wide variety of plants for your own garden or yard. Tomatoes, peppers, squash, bedding plants, & flowers as well as trees. Hanging baskets bloom full and colorful from many booths.
Strawberries, cherries, peas, summer squash and cucumbers tend to herald in the summer bounty. This is an amazing time at market. Shoppers can purchase some of the freshest local produce for their own table as well as grass fed beef, lamb, and pork products. Dairy products fresh from the farm such as eggs, hand-crafted cheeses, and milk are available all season long. Artisan breads, crusty and delicious, round out the food groups.
As the season deepens you can find luscious tomatoes, local sweet corn, onion, garlic, and sweet peaches. Then the frost comes replacing summers harvest with winter squash, pumpkins, potatoes and apples. Through all seasons food vendors, crafts and musical entertainment make our market an event—a fun Saturday morning outing.