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This is Idaho – Produce in the Early Months of Farmers Market

This is Idaho – Produce in the Early Months of Farmers Market

It’s April. We have finally shed the icy grip of winter and are anxious for home grown produce! After all, we’ve just had to put up with months of flavorless tomatoes.

But alas, this is Idaho. We are in a zone not known for growing tomatoes all year.

One thing we always hear in the early weeks of the market, is, “Where is all the produce?”

Well the simple answer is, “it’s on the way.”

While, it’s true, many of out produce vendors have greenhouses, the sad fact of life here in the Gem State is we must be patient. The tomatoes will come, but probably not until late June at the earliest.

So, what can be expected to fill our vegetable crispers in April and May? Asparagus, greens, herbs, even some early peas. And there is always a wonderful selection of bedding plants, and veggie starts.

So fear not! There is still plenty available even in April and May.

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