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Idaho celebrates Farmers Market Week

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BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) – The Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) is highlightinf Governor Brad Little’s proclamation of August 7-13, 2022, as Idaho Farmers Market Week. Idaho’s designation matches National Farmers Market Week.

Farmers markets showcase the bounty and diversity of Idaho agriculture. These markets continue to play a vital role in the local food supply chain offering locally produced food and agriculture products including the freshest fruits and vegetables picked at the peak of flavor as well as meats, breads, flowers, honey and more.

“Idaho Farmers' Market Week is a great opportunity to celebrate all of the farmers markets across our state,” ISDA Director Celia Gould said. “When you shop at your local market, you help preserve Idaho's agricultural heritage, stimulate local economies, and gain access to fresh and nutritious food to support healthy communities.”

“It’s time to celebrate our local food and the local farmers who grow it,” said Dawn Larzelier, ISDA Marketing Analyst. “Farmers markets are an important part of local Idaho communities’ food systems providing an opportunity to meet directly with the hardworking farmers, ranchers and food crafters who supply consumers with fresh, high quality products.”

Special events and activities will be coordinated by individual markets across the state. Visit www.idahopreferred.com for a complete listing of farmers markets statewide including dates, locations, and times to find a local market near you. For more information on Idaho farmers markets you can also visit the Idaho Farmers Market Association website.

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