Life is slowly returning back to normal, and the timing couldn’t be better, as farmers’ market season has returned to the Inland Northwest. Known as one of the oldest farmers markets in the state of Idaho, the Bonners Ferry Farmers’ Market opened for its 2020 season on April 25, with special precautions set in place to keep all in the community—both vendors and shoppers—safe.
For the time being, there will be just one entrance to the market, and there will be extra space between each booth. Customers are asked to please shop considerately, observing crowd spacing and keeping their distance from the vendors, the products (vendors will be the only ones handling the products) and other market customers. They also ask shoppers to limit the number of attendees per family. A handwashing station will be available on-site and shoppers are encouraged to use it as they enter the market. Please be sure to follow the current protocols: • Maintain a 6-foot physical distance for patrons and employees. • Provide adequate sanitation and stipulate how personal items such as masks and gloves shall be worn. • It is encouraged that employees, vendors and patrons wear face coverings. Not only does the Bonners Ferry Farmers’ Market offer local growers and craftsmen the opportunity to sell and showcase their goods, it also provides the community a place to come together and interact with one another—at a safe distance of course!
The Bonners Ferry Farmers' Market invites the community to join them every Saturday, 8am to 1pm, at City Parking Lot. The market continues all summer long, with the last market of the season to take place Saturday, October 3. For additional information, visit BonnersFerryFarmersMarket.org.
It’s time to get outdoors and shop the market! And be sure to save the date for two upcoming special events at the Bonners Ferry Farmers' Market: June 6 marks its 40th Anniversary Party, followed by Kids' Day on June 27.