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Best Formerly Feuding Farmers Markets 

Capital City Public Market and Boise Farmers Market

Boise Farmers Markets: If one is good, two must be better.

Patrick Sweeney

Boise Farmers Markets: If one is good, two must be better.

Staff Pick

When Capital City Public Market founder Karen Ellis was ousted by the market's board in September 2012 over accusations of "poor business practices," dozens of former CCPM vendors followed their leader down the street and around the corner to start a new Saturday market: the Boise Farmers Market. Citing dissatisfaction with the CCPM's packed "festival atmosphere" and its rising number of craft artisans and vendors who were clandestinely purchasing produce and reselling it, the Boise Farmers Market set out to create a more local-food-focused farmers market. And after a summer season with both markets operating in tandem, it appears the swords have been sheathed and neither has taken to catapulting rotten vegetables at the other. Capital City Public Market, Eighth Street between Main and Bannock streets, Boise Farmers Market, 1080 W. Front St., 208-345-9287,

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