Farmers Market Photo and Audio Essay 

Markets are as much about people as they are about produce

These days, Idaho's farmers markets are much more than places to buy locally grown food. They've evolved into a new kind of social gathering place. They mix agriculture with entertainment, community awareness with commerce, entrepreneurship with environmentalism--and wildflower honey with hot beignets.

These photographs are from several Treasure Valley markets during this spring's unseasonably cool weather, when farmers had only a trickle of produce to offer customers. And yet every market was packed with people and activity.

The photos are testament to how vitally important Idaho's 50-some farmers markets have become.

Watch the video below to listen to an audio postcard featuring shoppers and vendors at the Capital City Public Market.

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