Caldwell Farmer’s Market to Open
We're all wondering what will open as summer approaches and what won't. Will we have fair's, rodeos, or concerts this summer? What about the farmer's markets?
The farmer's market in Caldwell, Farm to Fork, is set to open May 19th with a limited capacity.
The farmer's market will be held weekly through October 13, 2020. With the first days opening hours being from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19th at Indian Creek Plaza in Caldwell.
The CEO of Destination Caldwell, Keri Smith-Sigman, justifies the opening by saying,
Farmers' markets have been deemed by the Federal Government as an essential service and are a vital source of food for our community.
She says they have changed the framework of the market and worked with Southwest District Health and the City of Caldwell to create policies and procedures in response to COVID-19 that include sanitization, social-distancing, and not permitting anyone who is visibly sick into the market.
The farmer's market in Caldwell is also offering up pre-order meal kits called "Farmer's Select." It comes with local ingredients you need to make the recipe. The meal kits will be available for curbside pick-up.
How about other farmer's markets in the Treasure Valley?
The Boise Farmer's Market is offering a drive-thru that opens tomorrow, May 12th at 7 a.m. You need to reserve your shopping time, order online, and then you can pick it up at 1500 Shoreline Dr. in Boise.
The Capital City Farmer's Market in Garden City is also having shoppers register for a time to come shop online so that they fall in line with the CDC guidelines. The 34th Street Market is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.on Saturdays.
The Meridian Main Street Farmer's Market seems to be open according to their website, but there is nothing on there addressing COVID-19.
The Eagle Saturday Market opened this past Saturday, May 9th with social-distancing and precautionary measures in place.
The Emmett Farmer's Market anticipates opening on June 3rd at 3 p.m.