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With new COVID rules, Capital City market will move, Boise Farmers Market weighs options

Boise’s new event requirements to slow the spread of COVID-19 are requiring changes and adjustments for the city’s two largest outdoor public markets. Both Capital...

‘It’s tough’: Drought could lead to Treasure Valley irrigation ending a month early

Treasure Valley farmers and other water users are likely staring down a shortened irrigation season as high temperatures continue to bake the region.  In a...

Lamb Weston to launch major expansion of Idaho french fry processing plant

Eagle-based Lamb Weston announced it would pour nearly half a billion dollars into its Idaho french fry factory. The company said it would spend $415...

EPA fines Simplot for violations at Oregon & Idaho pesticide facilities

The Environmental Protection Administration ordered the J.R. Simplot Co. to pay $65,000 in fines for pesticide safety issues. The Tri-City Heral reports the violations happened at...

‘Woah! What?’ National ad features Olympians Armstrong & Torres working out in Boise Albertsons fridge

Shoppers at the Albertsons store on Broadway Ave. in Boise got a surprise recently when picking out a carton of milk. Kristin Armstrong. And karate champion...

Camp out and drink up: Idaho winery adds overnight camping, with a twist ⛺️🍷

For many Idahoans, summer is all about spending time outside, and if you’re trying to decide between a family camping trip or a visit...

Food scraps to compost: Three 8th Street restaurants using worms to combat food waste

Customers aren’t the only ones enjoying a meal at Bittercreek Alehouse in downtown Boise.  Below the restaurant, through a maze of long hallways, past the...

Treasure Valley nonprofit aims to cut down on local food waste — one delivery at a time

Thousands of perfectly good meals end up in Treasure Valley landfills every day. The USDA estimates more than a third of food produced in the...

Owyhee Produce invites public to pick asparagus because of a worker shortage

Owyhee Produce invited the public to pick and take home free asparagus on Saturday at one of its fields in Eastern Oregon. Shay Myers, a third-generation...

Chobani could go public this year. Idaho employees could see big paydays

Food products giant Chobani may take the company public this year, according to the Wall Street Journal. And it could be a boon...

Pot sales boom in Ontario, top $100 million – fueled in part by Idaho customers

Marijuana sal are booming just across Idaho's border in Ontario, Oregon. According to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, Marijuana shops in Ontario exceeded $100...

Idaho u-pick flower farm blossoms during pandemic

It's only the second season at Lovely Hollow Farm, and it's been a wild one. In 2019, flower farmer and owner, Nicole VanLith, planted...

Local winery sees ups and downs in COVID-impacted year

As summer wraps up, wineries are starting to harvest their grapes for next year's bottles. Williamson Orchards and Vineyards is a local winery in Caldwell that...