Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Why Is It That One of Idaho's Largest Cities Doesn't Have a Farmers Market?

Posted By on Wed, May 28, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Meridian's loss is Boise's gain.

When one of Idaho's largest cities opted out of having its own farmers market - last year, vendors sold veggies and flowers at the Village at Meridian - a number of the farmers decided to move their stands to the Boise Farmers Market.

This week's Meridian Press reports that vendors said one of the problems with Meridian's Public Market, which ran on Saturdays, could have been its location, described as a "hot, relatively shadeless parking lot at the corner of Eagle Road and Fairview Avenue."

Officials at the Village at Meridian said they're considering featuring a harvest market later this year, but for now, their summer plans include Friday night outdoor concerts, beginning June 6th.

Meanwhile, summertime farmers markets continue to flourish in Boise (two of them), Caldwell, Eagle, Kuna and Nampa.

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