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Capital City market to open Saturday in Garden City

The market, usually held in downtown Boise, will take be open at the 34th Street Market this Saturday between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

BOISE, Idaho — The Capital City Public Market is not opening in Boise this weekend. However, some of its vendors will be doing business in Garden City on Saturday.

According to their website, the people that operate the Capital City Public Market will be opening the 34th Street Market.

Garden City Mayor John Evans estimates there will be between 20-25 vendors at the 34th Street Market. 

When Idaho Governor Brad Little said the certified farmers’ markets are essential services, people jumped on social media to say they were not happy about farmers’ markets opening during the coronavirus pandemic.

Chris Smith, a spokesperson for the Capital City Public Market, told us in March that the market would probably look much different when it reopened. He said staff worked for weeks to create a different setup.

“It’s going to be much more spread out, in a different location, probably like a parking lot or an empty field,” Smith told KTVB. “We will only provide essential services, that means things like food, produce, protein, those kind of same things that a grocery store would provide.”

On its website, 34th Street Market organizers are urging patrons to keep safe by following these guidelines:

  • Practice social distancing
  • Shop quickly to make room for others
  • Only 3 persons per household allowed to attend
  • Don’t touch products you are not going to buy
  • No pets allowed

Vendors will be providing paper bags. 

The market is located at 303 E. 34th Street in Garden City. 

It will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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