These Are The 10 Best Farmers Markets In Idaho For 2018


These are the best farmers markets the state of Idaho offers.

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Who doesn’t love a great Farmers Market?

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the popularity of Farmers Markets is growing. What was once a niche shopping experience for the wealthy and ultra health conscious has become mainstream. And to appease the diverse populations that have shown interest in farmers markets, vendors have expanded their offerings. You can now get ice cream, homemade soap and even beer to go along with your organic beets and mushrooms.

And they aren’t just popular in liberal enclaves and on the west coast.

Farmers markets are booming in areas that had trouble making inroads in the past. 20 years ago, you’d never think you’d find farmers’ markets in Kansas City, Detroit or St. Louis.

Simply put, farmers markets aren’t just for farmers any more.

So, where are the best farmers’ markets in Idaho? We’ve got the answers here. (We’ll explain our methodology below.)

These are the best Idaho farmers markets:

  1. Moscow Farmers Market, Moscow, ID
  2. Boise Farmers Market, Boise City, ID
  3. Teton Valley Farmers Market, Driggs, ID
  4. Boise Farmers Market, Boise City, ID
  5. Idaho Falls Farmers’ Market, Idaho Falls, ID
  6. Farmer’s Market At Sandpoint, Sandpoint, ID
  7. Ketchum Farmers’ Market, Ketchum, ID
  8. Caldwell Farmers Market, Caldwell, ID
  9. Hailey Farmers’ Market, Hailey, ID
  10. Nampa Farmers’ Market, Nampa, ID

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how each market ranked. If you have a smile on your face, you probably live in one of these cities where things are oh-so farmers market friendly.

And after you find a great farmers market, check out the best places to live in Idaho or the cheapest place to live in Idaho.

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How do you decide if a farmers market is awesome or not in Idaho?

In order to rank the best farmers markets in Idaho, we had to determine what criteria makes for a good market experience. It isn’t a stretch to assume that great farmers’ markets have a variety of options, are up to date with the latest technology, and are in areas with decent populations. Because everyone should be able to take home some homemade jam, right?

So we researched the internet for a database that contains all that information.

How we crunched the numbers for the Gem State

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using Department of Agriculture data produced for the state of Idaho, along with the government census numbers, we looked at every single farmers market in the state. We paid particular attention to:

  • Number of amenities
  • Each market’s technology improvements
  • Variety of items to buy
  • Nearby population
  • Number of organic vendors

We then gave each market a HomeSnacks Score. The higher the score, the better the farmer’s market ranked. What we found is there seems to be a balanced number of large farmers markets near major city centers as well as awesome farmers markets in smaller communities. That’s the way it should be!

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1. Moscow Farmers Market

Moscow Farmers Market -- Moscow, ID

Source: Public Domain

Score: 82.9
City: Moscow, ID
Address: 400 South Main, Moscow, ID 83843
Times: Sat: 8:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

2. Boise Farmers Market

Boise Farmers Market -- Boise City, ID

Source: Public Domain

Score: 68.6
City: Boise City, ID
Address: 10TH & GROVE – SUMMER MARKET, Boise City, ID 83702
Times: Sat: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

3. Teton Valley Farmers Market

Teton Valley Farmers Market -- Driggs, ID

Source: Public Domain

Score: 68.6
City: Driggs, ID
Address: 60 So. Main St., Driggs, ID 83422
Times: Fri: 9:00 AM-1:30 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

4. Boise Farmers Market

Boise Farmers Market -- Boise City, ID

Source: Public Domain

Score: 65.7
City: Boise City, ID
Address: 516 S. 8th Street, Boise City, ID 83702
Times: Sat: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: N

5. Idaho Falls Farmers’ Market

Idaho Falls Farmers' Market -- Idaho Falls, ID

Source: Public Domain

Score: 65.7
City: Idaho Falls, ID
Address: 501 West Broadway, Idaho Falls, ID 83402
Times: Sat: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

6. Farmer’s Market At Sandpoint

Farmer's Market At Sandpoint -- Sandpoint, ID

Source: Public Domain

Score: 60.0
City: Sandpoint, ID
Address: Farmin Park, Oak & 3rd & 4th St., Sandpoint, ID 83864
Times: Wed: 3:00 PM-5:30 PM Sat: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

7. Ketchum Farmers’ Market

Ketchum Farmers' Market -- Ketchum, ID

Source: Public Domain

Score: 57.1
City: Ketchum, ID
Address: 4th St Heritage Corridor Btwn. Walnut & East Ave., Ketchum, ID 83340
Times: Tue:2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: N
Flowers: Y

8. Caldwell Farmers Market

Caldwell Farmers Market -- Caldwell, ID

Source: Public Domain

Score: 54.3
City: Caldwell, ID
Address: 7th Street and Blaine, Caldwell, ID 83605
Times: Wed: 3:00 PM-7:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

9. Hailey Farmers’ Market

Hailey Farmers' Market -- Hailey, ID

Source: Public Domain

Score: 54.3
City: Hailey, ID
Address: Main Street between Sturtevants and Bank of America, Hailey, ID 83333
Times: Thu:2:00 AM – 6:00 AM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: N
Flowers: Y

10. Nampa Farmers’ Market

Nampa Farmers' Market -- Nampa, ID

Source: Public Domain

Score: 51.4
City: Nampa, ID
Address: 13th Avenue South and Front Street, Nampa, ID 83687
Times: Sat: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

There You Have It – The Best Farmers Markets In Idaho

If you’re looking for a breakdown of farmers’ markets in the Gem State ranked by criteria that vendors and customers agree on, this is an accurate list.

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