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Boise Farmers Market opts to cancel Saturday’s in-person market

The Boise Farmers Market on Shoreline Drive scheduled for this Saturday is now canceled.

Earlier this week, BoiseDev reported that the market would be requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for customers and vendors. On Wednesday, organizers opted to cancel Saturday’s event instead.

“The Boise Farmers Market board and staff have decided, for a variety of reasons, to cancel the walk-thru market for this weekend,” BFM organizers wrote in an email. “We will be working closely with the city to find a plan that honors our commitment to safety, public health and supports our farmers, and makers. We will continue to assess our plans and communicate with our customers about what they can expect moving through the month of October, which will mark the end of our regular season.”

Boise Farmers Market initially told BoiseDev it hoped the city would the city would not hold it to the same standard as “concerts and conventions.”

Customers can still order fresh produce online and pick it up via the BFM Drive-Thru Market. BFM staff say our local farmers would greatly appreciate it.

“Not only has this shift happened at the peak of the harvest, but many farmers are awaiting the frost that is sure to come and end the summer season. Our farmers need your support more than ever as they enter a very precarious winter season.”

People can still shop the Capital City Public Market this Saturday, but it will be in Garden City, not Boise. As BoiseDev previously reported, CCPM opted to take its operation to Garden City rather than comply with the City of Boise’s newest protocols for certain events.

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Gretchen Parsons - BoiseDev Managing Editor
Gretchen Parsons is BoiseDev's managing editor. Contact her at [email protected].

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