It’s time for farmers market season!
By Jillian Chandler
The sun is shining, flowers are beginning to make their way up from the earth, the trees are beginning to blossom; all signs of good things to come. But one thing you won’t have to wait for any longer is to once again enjoy Bonners Ferry’s very own farmers market, which kicked off on April 24.
Each spring, the City Parking Lot comes alive, bustling with local farms, food producers and artisans coming together to share their goods with the community. 2021 brings with it all the wonderful goods the market is known for, along with a new market manager, Marcia Kirby, who is looking forward to meeting Boundary County’s vendors and visitors.
If you are looking to support those in your community by purchasing local goods made with love, then the Bonners Ferry Farmers Market is the place to be each Saturday now through October 2, with market hours 8am to 1pm. Each market day, shoppers will be treated to nearly 30 vendors with everything from fresh produce, spices and baked goods, to handmade soaps, handspun yarn and more.
Mark your calendars for these upcoming special events: May 8, Flowers for Mom (just in time for Mother's Day!); June 5, Plants for your Garden; June 26, Kids' Day; July 24, Flower Faire; August 21, Garlic Festival; September 18, Harvest Party; and October 2, Customer Appreciation Day—and the last day of the market.
The Holiday Market has been scheduled for November 13, and there's more! This year, The Bonners Ferry Farmers Market will be hosting a Winter Market on December 4, 11 and 18, at Memorial Hall at the Boundary County Fairgrounds.
For those interested in becoming a vendor at the 2021 Bonners Ferry Farmers Market, applications can be filled out online by visiting BonnersFerryFarmersMarket.org.