Two Market Locations with Tons to Choose From, Market Customers!
Can you believe this unbelievable weather! Come enjoy it with us on Saturday and Wednesday markets!
Our plant sellers still have an excellent selection of tomato, pepper, and veggie starts to get into the ground or grow in containers. And the flowers are abundant, from starts and hanging baskets to posies (Winifred Farms at right) and bouquets. All of us are here just doing what we do, putting on the best darn market you can find in this area – voted “Best Farmers’ Market in North Idaho” in the Inlander! We love our customers and will continue to bring our best every week.
Our Saturday Market has a ton of shade and plenty of seating to enjoy the live music (see below for who’s playing this week) with a few pastries, a tri-tip sandwich, a hot or iced coffee, and/or a refreshing lemonade.
We also have a wealth of other farm products, like honey, meat, poultry, cheese, eggs, and mushrooms, to name a few, as well as craft products, like soaps, lotions, wine, coffee, cloth goods, pet goodies, pies, pastries, and much, much more. And don’t forget to check out our expanded food court!
This Season’s First PoP Club!
PoP Club activities for kids is back this weekend! This free market program for kids ages 5-12 introduces them to healthy produce with fun hands-on activities and challenges that are fresh and new each week. When a child completes an activity, they get a $2 token that they can redeem around the market for fresh fruit, vegetables, and food-bearing plants.
This week’s PoP Club Activity: planting beans and peas!
Here are a few features from some of our vendors to whet your appetite. See you at the Markets!
Lor Garden: We should have sweet carrots, beets, and sugar snap peas this weekend! (See sugar snap pea recipe below.)
Clair’s Garden: Happy June soap customers. Clare’s Garden will be at the Saturday Market with bells on. Well, maybe not bells, but we will have soaps to brighten your day and mostly your shower. Come see us before it gets to warm and pick up your favorites.
The Tomato Lady: I’m having a sale on pepper plants! I have a wide assortment of green, red, and colored bell peppers, plus Anaheim, Serrano, Poblano, Jalapeno and Cayenne. 4″ plants are $4.50 or 5 for $20. It’s a great year for peppers, and they are easy to grow! This is my 29th year as part of the Market, and I know what grows well here in this part of Idaho! Visit me in the SW corner of market.
Beauty Bay Winery: We will have delicious Apricot, Huckleberry, Blackberry and Raspberry Fruit Wines this Saturday, with our NEW Blueberry coming out in a few weeks. Thanks!
Rider Mushroom Co.: We will be at the Saturday market with Pink Oyster, Old Road Oyster, Indian Oyster, King Trumpet Oyster, and Lion’s Mane mushrooms. Spin the wheel to save!
Willow Wood Honey Farm: We’ve finished this year’s batch of the popular annual Dandelion Hand Butter, made from dandelions grown at Lil’Pumpkin Pie Company’s farm (aka Linda the Pie Lady) and beeswax from Willow Wood’s bees. It will be available Wednesday, June 7 and Saturday, June 10, then on Saturdays until sold out (it goes quickly!). Stop by Willow Wood Honey Farm’s booth for a free sample!
Gem State Mushrooms: We have beautiful golden treasure oysters being featured in a Korean bbq taco by chef Cynthia Monroe. We will have brown oysters, lion’s mane, blue oysters, and pink oysters. Stop by booth 27 for our recipes with your purchase of fresh mushrooms. Your taste buds are not going to want to miss this Korean BBQ Taco!
The Friends of the Market want to say “Thanks for your support!” Starting this weekend, they will have t-shirts, stickers, and tote bags available at the Manager’s Booth for purchase. All proceeds go to support the Friends of KCFM 501c3 and fund programs like the Power of Produce (PoP) Club for kids at the market. And, if you forgot your shopping bag, this is a great opportunity to support the market and get a sweet bag at the same time!
Reminder: Bring your market basket for your shopping or a box for your plants. Our vendors also appreciate small cash bills, especially if you are shopping early.
Fresh this Week:
Saturday: Bill Bozly | Wednesday: Dave & Rey
This simple spring recipe incorporates all the flavors of the market. Pair with chicken skewers hot off the grill!
- 1 cup thinly sliced radishes
- 1 1/2 cups sugar snap peas, sliced
- 1 cup crumbly goat cheese
- 1/3 cup mint leaves, torn
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 Tb lemon juice
- 1 Tb white or regular balsamic vinegar
- 3 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
- sea salt and black pepper, to taste
In a large salad bowl, toss together the radishes, peas, and mint.
In a separate bowl or jar, combine the garlic, a pinch of salt, lemon juice, vinegar, and olive oil. Whisk or shake vigorously to combine. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat and combine well. Crumble the cheese over the top and mix gently. Adjust seasoning to taste.
Serve cold and enjoy!