BOISE, Idaho — The Boise Farmers Market is getting ready for a new season and a new location.
The outdoor farmers market opens this Saturday, April 6, at 1500 Shoreline Drive. That’s the parking lot between Americana Boulevard, River Street and Shoreline Drive.
Organizers say they’ve outgrown their old location, which was about six blocks away.
Market manager Tamara Cameron says the new site will have lots of free parking, more vendors (about 65), and lots of fun new events, classes and activities for kids and adults.
It all kicks off Saturday at 8:50 a.m. when Boise Mayor Dave Bieter joins them for a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Cameron says the first 250 people will receive free pastries and coffee. There will be giveaways throughout the day and live music at 10 a.m.
There will also be a free shuttle service between the new market and downtown Boise. Cameron says the “Market Bee,” a yellow school bus, will run about every 15-20 minutes. It will drop people off in downtown at 8th Street so patrons can get to and from the Capital City Public Market.
This is the first market of the season. The Boise Farmers Market runs until October 26. It is usually open from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Organizers say you can expect to find fresh local seasonal vegetables and fruit, many types of locally-raised protein, breads and pastries, honey, jams and sauces, fresh-roasted coffee, and a delicious selection of ready-to-eat foods.