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OH NO!  The Kid’s T-Ball Game Happens During the Market!  What to Do

OH NO! The Kid’s T-Ball Game Happens During the Market! What to Do

The Nampa Farmers Market is a fun place to mingle with your neighbors, hear some great music, eat some amazing food and get groceries and crafts from people you know! It’s fun! We work hard at making our local Market a great place for the whole family. But what happens when your kid’s T-ball game is the same time as the Market? You NEED that bag of salad greens, or pound of burger, or bottle of sauce, but you can’t bear the thought of missing the game. We’ve come up with an easy solution where you can get your weekly…
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2024 Season Preview: The Nampa Farmers Market is the Best in Idaho!

2024 Season Preview: The Nampa Farmers Market is the Best in Idaho!

It’s our 36th Season at the Nampa Farmers Market! Our Market has grown from humble beginnings in 1989 with just three Vendors to now over 240 and growing! That’s MORE Vendors than we’ve ever had before! We are so proud to be nationally ranked as one of the best farmers markets in the country. Last fall, the Nampa Farmers Market was voted by The Farmers Market Coalition, a part of American Farmland Trust as Best Farmers Market in Idaho, Best Farmers Market in the Pacific Region, and the 11th best in the nation! This season we’ve introduced a few changes…
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New Season, New Hours

New Season, New Hours

One thing we often hear from our customers at the Nampa Farmers Market is, “I wish you were open longer.” Well, we are doing something about it! Starting this season, the Nampa Farmers Market will be open for thirty minutes longer. We have expanded our hours. We are still opening at 9:00 AM but now closing at 1:30 PM. This will give our customers another half hour to shop, eat lunch at the Market, and not be in such a rush. What will you do with that extra 30 minutes?
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Nampa Farmers Market Voted One of the Top Farmers Markets in the USA

Nampa Farmers Market Voted One of the Top Farmers Markets in the USA

The Nampa Farmers Market is proud to announce that we have been voted one of the very best Farmers markets in the United States! The Farmers Market Coalition, a part of American Farmland Trust has announced it’s winners for Best Farmers Markets nationally with the Nampa Farmers Market placing first in the state of Idaho, first in the Pacific Region, and third best in the United States. “It is a huge honor to be recognized nationally as one of the best farmers markets in the country” said Board of Directors President Bob Wagner. “It’s wonderful to see that others are…
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Nampa Farmers Market Hot Pepper Challenge Happens September 24th

Nampa Farmers Market Hot Pepper Challenge Happens September 24th

Fans of super hot, taste-bud torturing hot peppers have the opportunity to test their capsaicin tolerance at the Nampa Farmers Market on Saturday, September 24. Registration is available online at Nampafarmersmarket.com Contestants will be lined up and given a succession of hot peppers starting with relatively mild peppers like the Jalapeno (3500-8000 Scoville Units) and Serrano (8000-23,000 Scoville Units) progressing to Habanero (200,000 – 350,000 Scoville Units), Ghost Pepper (1,000,000 Scoville Units) Carolina Reaper (2,000,000 Scoville Units) and even hotter. (if it gets that far!) Contestants must eat the entire pepper, holding up the bare stem when they are done.…
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This Year’s Nampa Farmers Market Promises to be the Biggest Yet!

This Year’s Nampa Farmers Market Promises to be the Biggest Yet!

While 2021 was the biggest ever for the Nampa Farmers Market, 2022 looks to be even bigger! The Market will host two soft opening Saturdays on April 2, and 9th, before the Grand opening on April 16th - the earliest ever. This year there are more Market days on the calendar. And as of this writing, the Nampa Farmers Market has more Vendors than ever - a whopping total of 151! "This year promises to be the best ever for the Nampa Farmers Market" says Board President Bob Wagner. "We have so many new Vendors to add to the already…
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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 our produce vendors have greenhouses, the sad fact of life here in the Gem State is we must be patient.…
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What is There to Eat at the Nampa Farmers Market?

What is There to Eat at the Nampa Farmers Market?

It’s Saturday at the Nampa Farmers Market and your belly is rumbling…what to do? Never fear, there are all kinds of ready to eat food options just waiting for you to sink your teeth into.  Every week offers something different.  What are you in the mood for?  If it’s early and you need some breakfast, we’ve got you covered.  How about a delicious breakfast burrito or perhaps waffles served with loads of gooey toppings?  There’s also muffins, scones, cinnamon rolls or how about a donut? Need a cup of coffee?  We’ve got that, or espresso, or even tea.  Maybe you…
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Market Days

Market Days

Copyright © 2021 By Niccole Perrine Printed with permission from the Author.This is a series of short scenes featuring the Joy Family and Friends from the Joy Series as they visit and work at their local Farmers Market. The Joy Series is a fictional series. all characters and data is copyrighted by Niccole Perrine (c) 2019, 2020, 2021. and can be found at the Nampa Farmers Market where you can purchase signed copies by the Author. Additional copies may be purchased at nperrine.com.  Market Days Chapter One"Many Hands Make Light Work"             “Mom! Where are we supposed to set up?” Asked…
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