|COVID-19 Information: Our volunteer-run Curbside Pickup program has been suspended as market operations normalize now that Idaho has entered Phase 3 of reopening. Social distancing and wearing of masks are still strongly encouraged.|
Happy June, dear customers! We hope you’ve been enjoying the beautiful weather and that your new plant starts are growing happily.
The cooler start to the season meant that crops were delayed for some of our farmers, but Ellen from Killarney Farm reports this week they’re starting to see produce in abundance! That makes June the start of what will hopefully be some fabulous fresh and local cooking/eating this summer!
…Eat your veggies!
This week we look forward to market-favorite singer/songwriter/guitarist Bill Bozly returning to the stage. And, as we gradually return to normal operations, the return of picnic bench seating for eating and enjoying the music and market ambiance.
|Fresh this Week: Kale, Arugula, Swiss Chard, Baby Carrots, Lettuce, Heirloom Tomatoes, Parsley, Salad Mix, Baby Bok Choi, Spinach, Green Onions, Mint, Radishes, Cilantro, Fresh Flowers, Plant Starts,|
Saturday: Bill Bozly
New Vendor Spotlight: Meadow Wood Flower Farm
Meet Sarah Zastrow. She, with the support of her husband Matt and 5 young children, recently opened Meadow Wood Flower Farm on their 10-acre farm in Hayden. Specializing in heirloom flower, she has been bringing her early blooms to market the past couple of weeks.
Flowers are her passion, and her roots are in North Idaho. Her grandfather was stationed at Farragut Naval Base during WWII and later moved the entire family out west. Sarah grew up playing outdoors in North Idaho and fell in love with gardening. She recalls picking bleeding hearts as a child, and tending to a raspberry patch in her grandmother’s backyard.
“Every year our ‘momma cat’ would have her babies in our own patch of berries,” Sarah said. “How I loved sneaking into the raspberries to find those furry, sweet kittens! The garden was always a magical place for me, full of treasure and adventure.”
After moving away for college and early marriage, Sarah and Matt eventually made their way back home to pursue her dream of owning a small farm. She started with peonies, lilacs, hydrangeas and roses in those early years, and now has added rows upon rows of dahlias, sunflowers, sweat peas, cosmos and many other varieties of flowers.
“The roots of this dream have intertwined with the fibers in my heart and I know I must do it!”
Sarah’s flowers are available at both Wednesday and Saturday markets.