A sure sign of spring and summer in the Wood River Valley are the weekly farmers’ markets which begin in June and run through the first week in October.
Tuesday, June 12, is the first market in Ketchum. It is located in the Ketchum Towne Square next to Starbucks at the intersection of East Avenue and 4th Street. In Hailey (about 13 miles south of Ketchum) the market begins on Thursday, June 14 and is located in the lot across the street from Sun Valley Brewery and just north of Sturtos. Both markets begin promptly at 2 p.m. and close at 6 p.m
An eclectic array of items is available: fruits, vegetables, breads and baked goods, beverages and grass- fed meats. As the growing season progresses the variety of available goodies changes. All food is grown or made in the Wood River Valley or other communities in Southeast Idaho.
You can also buy “eat it right now” food. If you have an urge for pie, get there early and be prepared to wait in line – there are never leftovers and they sell out early at the pie booth.
Hand crafted items such as pottery and quilts are also offered for sale.
It’s a wonderful opportunity to get outside, visit with your friends and neighbors or make new friends while buying fresh, healthy food and enjoying live music.