Tuesday Farmers’ Market at Indian Creek Plaza
By Madison Huck, Destination Caldwell Intern
Enjoy the crisp spring air, sweet smells and farm-fresh goods at Caldwell’s new outdoor farmers market from 5 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday May 19 through October 16 at Indian Creek Plaza.
The Farm to Fork Farmers’ Market was designed to make it easy for everyone in Caldwell to get fresh, local food straight from the source. For generations families in Caldwell have produced the best fruits, vegetables, spices, wines, proteins, and dairy around and now you can get it all in one place!
The Farm to Fork Farmers’ Markets’ opening weeks will feature plant and vegetable starts such as cucumbers and pumpkins. In June and July shoppers can expect to see fruit, and squash, peppers, tomatoes. Crops like apples and corn will be available in late summer and early fall.
You will also be able to find proteins at the market. Get farm-raised eggs, chicken, pork and beef from a local farmer! Most proteins are available by-the-pound. If you are looking to fill your freezer you can also talk to the farmers about bulk-buying options.
Caldwell is also the home of the Sunnyslope Wine Trail, a collection of 16 wineries in the heart of Idaho’s wine country. So naturally, you will also be able to purchase local wine at the market! Several wineries will be featured throughout the summer including Huston Vineyards, Sawtooth Estate Winery, and Vizcaya Winery.
To make this market ‘farm to fork’ there has to be prepared food, right? Mid-summer chefs will be at the market, too! The featured chef will shop from the market stalls, then prepare food made there on site to sell shoppers!
The market will also have artisan vendors such as home décor, jewelry, and skin care.
This event is not only a great way to purchase items sold directly from Caldwell’s’ community members but an even better way to spend time with friends and family. The market is held in conjunction with Indian Creek Plaza’s summer concert series, Tuesdays on the Creek. Live music will start each Tuesday at 6pm.
If you want to know more about what produce will be at the market each week, look for the ‘Farm to Fork Farmers’ Market’ event on Facebook. We hope to see you at the Farmers’ Market on Tuesday!