The Best Farmers Markets in Boise and Beyond - Where You Can Shop Local Through Fall

Summer brings with it not only a unique season of fun outdoor activities and long, sprawling afternoons, but a plethora of farmers markets to while away the time. Boise and the Treasure Valley offer more than a fair share of markets, fairs and outdoor gathering spaces with displays of fresh produce and locally made wares.

And they’re not just for weekends! Check out some of these unique markets below- some of which include goats, games and growlers- happening throughout the week. Find fresh produce from local farms, baked goods, soaps, candles, clothing and so much more at one of our picks for Boise’s farmers markets.

Claire Meyer | Contributing Editor

Boise Farmers Market

Fresh and local—the Boise Farmers Market takes these two words to heart. It’s a special place where people can come to buy produce, goods, and crafts made by the people of Boise.

Shoppers can find everything from vegetables and fruit to honey, jam, bread, and sauces. Specialty foods are available, like hummus, kombucha, and fish from Alaska! They even have an array of locally sourced meat as well as other sources of protein, fresh-roasted coffee, and scrumptious dishes ready to be served and eaten up.

1500 Shoreline Drive., Boise

Walk-Thru Market: Every Saturday, 9 AM – 1 PM from April to October

Drive-Thru Market: Shopping hours are 7 AM, Tuesday – 11:30 PM, Wednesday. Pick-up time is of your choosing on the following Saturday at the market.

Mobile Market: Check their page to see when they’ll visit your area.

Visit The Boise Farmers Market website.

Capital City Public Market

Operating for three decades, this market has planted roots in Boise’s history. Considered iconic, it’s the largest market in the city found right downtown.

Boise’s Capital City Public Market brings together local area farmers, artisans, and food makers to provide tourists and residents alike with the chance to sample fresh produce, shop unique finds, and experience dynamic Downtown Boise.

In addition to delicious food options like locally made donuts and crepes, this iconic market offers everything from local beer and wine to clothes, soaps, and jewelry.

827 W. Main Street Boise, ID (Grove Plaza) from mid-April to mid-December

Every Saturday, April to October, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM; longer hours from November to December.

Visit the Capital City Public Market website.

Meridian Main Street Market

One of the best farmer’s markets, the Meridian Main Street Market stands out with its advocacy, offering entrepreneurial opportunities to the youth of Boise. They provide a space and a community for young, passionate people who wish to start earning money by doing what they enjoy.

Like the young, the market has an electric vibe filled with color. Check out handmade art, crafts, clothing, and homemade treats. Of course, it wouldn’t be complete without entertainment.

33 E Broadway Ave, Meridian, ID

Every Saturday, April to October, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Visit the Meridian Main Street Market website.

Eagle Saturday Market

Don’t have plans this weekend? How about a quick trip back in time? The Eagle Saturday Market delivers on nostalgia, injecting American pride at the height of the “American Dream” enthusiasm.

The Eagle Saturday Market is one of the best farmer’s markets in the Treasure Valley. This market features over 60 vendors selling everything from fresh produce to handmade goods. Plus, there’s live music and a food court so that you can make a day of it! Don’t forget the Harvest Party every fall!

Heritage Park, 185 E State St, Eagle, ID

Every Saturday, May to October, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Visit the Eagle Saturday Market website.

Nampa Farmers Market

The Nampa Farmers Market is one of the best places to shop for local goods in the Treasure Valley. You’ll find a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, crafts, and more from vendors who are passionate about their products. The market is open every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm, so be sure to swing by and support your local farmers!

Nampa Farmers Market loyal patrons can enjoy visiting each Saturday from April through November. It’s a thriving and family-friendly environment where you can enjoy everything from fresh produce to handmade art.

Lloyd Square Park at 13th Ave and Front St, Nampa, ID

Every Saturday, April to November, 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Visit the Nampa Farmers Market website.

Caldwell Farmers Market: Indian Creek

Caldwell offers the most diverse crop base in the state and is proud of its roots. The area’s farms have been in families for generations producing award-winning fruits, vegetables, and grains. You can enjoy fresh fruits and veggies or find gifts from local crafters and food producers.

At the Caldwell Farmers Market, you get to prep for a week’s worth of dinner, plus more, and get a show! Held simultaneously is the Tuesdays on the Creek Concert Series. Enjoy live music performances as you shop for eggs, honey, grass-fed beef, and even handmade soaps.

120 S Kimball Ave, Caldwell, ID

Every Tuesday, May to September, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Visit the Caldwell Farmers Market page.

Emmett Farmers Market

The Emmett Farmers Market is one of the best farmer’s markets in the state and beyond. It’s set against a backdrop of the most scenic view, offering the best of what Idaho has to offer, from sights to tastes.

Each Wednesday and Saturday from June to October, Emmett hosts an outdoor farmers market. Visit at Blaser Park, just north of town near the train depot. Enjoy a bountiful selection of fresh produce, pure milk soaps, local plants, pastries you’d love to take home, and handcrafted items. You’ll also experience the sense of community of a small town you just can’t find in a big city.

Blaser Park, Emmett, ID

Every Wednesday 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Every Saturday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, June through October

Visit the Emmett Farmers Market page.

Middleton Farmers Market

Middleton’s farmers market is the perfect place to shop for local goods, fruits, veggies, crafts, and more. Middleton’s farmers market is a great place to support local vendors and find fresh produce. The market also features live music and activities for kids. Bring your family and friends to enjoy a day of shopping at this market!

Middleton Place Park 75 Marjorie Ave., Middleton, ID

Every 3rd Saturday, June-August, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Visit the Middleton Farmers Market page.

Goat with The Scout Guide ear tag stands in a field under a cloudy sky.

Goat Yard Wednesday Market

Pop into Homedale for your midweek market fix. Not only do vendors and crafters showcase their finest, but the local goats steal the show! Play, stay and enjoy some time amongst stalls and booths featuring delicious food and shopping opportunities galore. Whether its fresh produce, a foodie treat or goat soap, you are sure to find the perfect thing!

3878 Pioneer Road, Homedale, ID

Every Wednesday, Late August to October, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Visit the Goast Yard Wednesday Market page.