Where in Boise and Southwestern Idaho to find pick your own farms and orchards for fruit, vegetables, pumpkins and canning & freezing instructions!

This month's notes: September 2014: Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries tomatoes, corn and most vegetables are being picked in most places; strawberries are finishing or done; Peaches are in and early apples have started. Find a local blueberry festival and blueberry picking tips here. See how easy it is to make strawberry jam or strawberry-rhubarb jam! Make your own homemade strawberry ice cream including low fat, low sugar and other flavors))  Have fun, eat healthier and better tasting, and save money by picking your own locally grown fruit and vegetables, and then using our easy canning and freezing directions!

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Boise and Southwestern Idaho U-Pick Farms and Orchards, sorted by county

Remember: ALWAYS call (or follow the link to the farm's own website, if the name is a blue link) to confirm the information before you go! They may close, run out or change events, times, etc. without notifying me!

Ada County

  • Cabalo's Orchard and Gardens - Uses natural growing practices, apples, blackberries, pumpkins, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), U-pick and already picked, porta-potties, school tours
    2087 West King Road, Kuna, ID 83634. Phone: 208 922-3301. Email: cabalosorchard@gmail.com. Open: Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm, Sunday from noon to 6 pm, Late July through Early November; Call for Availability. Directions: From Falcon Crest Charter School on Ten Mile Road Go south one mile to King Road Then right on King Road one tenth of a mile, first farm on left. Sign Posted. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. We also have peaches, pears, plums, prunes, apricots, sweet cherries and some summer vegetables that are pre-picked and available at our farm stand during their appropriate seasons. We also offer apple wood for your smokers. For a more detailed listing check out our web site or become a fan on our Facebook page. Our produce is all naturally grown without the use of conventional pesticides. (UPDATED: January 19, 2013) (UPDATED: February 25, 2010) (UPDATED: October 16, 2012)
  • July Blueberries, LLC. - No pesticides are used, blueberries,
    2190 W Burns Street, Eagle, ID 83616. Phone: 208-297-0855. Email: julyblueberries@cableone.net. Open: UPDATE: July 26, 2014: The owner tells me they are closed until next season (2015), when their hours should be: Everyday; 7am to Sunset. Directions: Near the intersection of Ballantyne Road and Floating Feather Road, 2 miles northwest of Eagle. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: July 26, 2014) (UPDATED: June 27, 2014) (UPDATED: July 08, 2013) (ADDED: June 05, 2012)
  • Montierth Home Orchard And Garden - apples, pumpkins,
    7175 N Springcrest Place, Meridian, ID 83646. Phone: 208-888-3081. Email: carol@aoksolutions.net. Open: Monday to Saturday, call ahead please. Directions: Just North of the Chinden and Linder intersection. Head North on Linder until you get to Sandy Springs (one half mile). Turn East (right) and go about 400 yards to Springcrest. Our family farm and orchard is in the back at 7175 N. Springcrest. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in September, October. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: July 20, 2008)

Boise County

Canyon County

  • The Berry Ranch - strawberries, raspberries and pumpkins
    7988 Highway 20/26, Nampa, ID 83686. Phone: 208-466-3860 or 1-800-801-3860. Located 4.5 miles North of I-84, Northeast corner of Franklin Road & Highway 20/26 as you leave Nampa. The Berry Ranch offers a wide range of fruits and vegetables grown right on the ranch. You can pick your own strawberries, raspberries and pumpkins on a "pickers hayride" Picnic tables, antique machinery and a petting shed are available at our store-in-a-barn. U-Pick available by appointment.    
  • Northbound Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, apricots, cherries, nectarines, peaches, plums, restrooms, school tours
    19847 Apricot Lane, Caldwell, ID 83607. Phone: 208-459-4590. Open: Cherries start Sunday June 22 at 8:00am; We are NOT OPEN Saturday as usual; Limited frost bitten crop this year; They will sell quickly. Directions: Take highway 55/Karcher Road out of Nampa towards Marsing. After about 10 miles the road makes a big sweeping left curve as you drop into the Snake River Valley. One mile past that curve is Apricot Road. Turn LEFT We are the first place on the right about 1/4 mile off the highway. Address is 19847 Apricot. Click here for a map and directions. The apricot crop looks good; They will be ready around the end of July; Peaches, plums and nectarines are plentiful too; No worries there; Those fruits get ripe around the first of September. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check. Please don not ask to come out early. Believe me, we've heard all the excuses...Please don't put us in the uncomfortable position of turning you away after you drove ALL the way out. (UPDATED: June 18, 2014) (UPDATED: June 21, 2013)
  • Shoemaker Orchard - nectarines, pears, peaches, U-pick and already picked
    13003 Lakeshore Drive, Nampa, ID 83686. Phone: (208) 466-6905. Open: Monday to Friday 9 am to 7 pm; Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm, August 20 to September 1. Directions: We are located south of Nampa. Take 12th Avenue south. It will automatically turn into Highway 45. Follow south about 2.5 miles to Lake Shore Drive, turn west and follow Lake Shore Drive about 4.5 miles to Shoemaker Orchards on the south side of the road. Improved Elberta and Ida Gold canning peaches as well as Pears, Nectarines are ready now; Prices are only $12 for 1/2 bushel u-pick, $14 1/2 bushel for picked; Please bring your boxes to take them home. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: August 19, 2012)
  • Tyler's Rocky Point Orchard - Apples, plums, fresh apple cider,
    S. Johns Avenue, Emmett, ID 83641. Phone: 208-365-6160. Open: 9 am to 6 pm on weekends, week-days open for self serve during daylight hours, starting Saturday, September 10th, 201.. Directions: Located at the very end of S. Johns Ave. South of Hwy 16. See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, only. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: September 25, 2011)

Elmore County

Gem County

  • Anderson Apple Ranch - apples, porta-potties, school tours
    1877 West South Slope Road, Emmett, ID 83617. Phone: 208-695-9741. Email: applelady@clearwire.net. Open: late September through late October; Check back for exact dates Open for business Monday - Saturday CLOSED Sunday Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 4pm to 7pm Thursday: By appointment only Friday: 10am to 7pm Saturday 10am to 7pm Cash, check only; Credit/debit cards not accepted; Sorry!. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Set your GPS to 1877 W. South Slope Road. Take highway 16 to Emmett. Pass Albertsons, Washington Avenue (into the heart of Emmett) and Emmett High School.Turn left (south) onto Mill Road and drive as far as the pavement takes you.ᅠ Turn right (west)onto South Slope Road for almost 1 mile. You will see all the orchards!ᅠ As the road bends, take a left onto a dirt lane.ᅠ Anderson Apple Ranch is the second orchard from the road on the left.ᅠ Watch for our signs!. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: September 01, 2012)
  • Candy Apple Orchard - apples
    1871 W. South Slope Road, Emmett, ID 83617. Phone: (208) 365-1413. Open: October 1-31, Sunday, Monday, Thursday, & Friday (Closed Saturday); hours: 8:00 am until dusk. Apple varieties: Rome Beauties, Red Delicious and Golden Delicious. (UPDATED: September 12, 2011)
  • Cherry Stone - Cherries.
    1411 W. South Slope Road, Emmett, ID 83617. Phone: (208) 365-2344. Open: Season begins mid-June.
  • Elliott's Orchard: How 'Bout Them Apples! - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, apples, porta-potties, picnic area, events at your location (call for info)
    1113 W. South Slope Road, Emmett, ID 83617. Phone: 208-398-8448. Email: bselliottbs@gmail.com. Open: Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm. Directions: From the Boise area, take State Street West to Highway 16 to Emmett. Go straight past the Chevron to Mill Road (the domes of the high school will be on your right). Turn Left and proceed South on Mill Road. Mill Road makes a sharp right hand turn and becomes South Slope Road. Follow the Orange Flags on the "How 'Bout Them Apples!" Signs to Emmett’s finest Apples!. Click here for a map and directions. Opening this year for Red Delicious and Golden Delicious Apple Harvest on October 8; Apple season typically runs for about 3 or 4 weeks, with the Golden Delicious being picked out in 2 weeks. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check. Our apples are amazing and fifty cents per pound. Please remember to bring your own boxes or other containers. See our website for details, and don't forget your cameras!!! Hope to see you soon! Need a fundraiser? Have a class or a large group? We can help! Just give us a call and we’ll be glad to explain the details!. (UPDATED: October 08, 2011) (UPDATED: November 08, 2012)
  • Grandma Jo's Plaza Farm Store - apricots, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, raspberries (red), U-pick and already picked, porta-potties
    2850 N Plaza Rd, Emmett, ID 83617. Phone: 208-369-2056. Email: Grandmajosplazafarmstore@yahoo.com. Open: Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 8 am to 6 pm; U - pick hours are 8 am to 2 pm. Directions: Driving Directions: (from Boise/Nampa areas) Beginning at junction of highway 44 and highway 16, [Between Star and Eagle] turn onto EMMETT HWY/ID 16-follow 14 miles. At bottom of Freezeout hill in Emmett Valley, turn RIGHT onto SUBSTATION ROAD, (at the light) turn RIGHT at MAIN STREET [first stop sign]. MAIN STREET will come to a T, turn LEFT onto N. PLAZA RD follow approx. 3 1/2 miles, turn RIGHT onto dirt road with the big GRANDMA JO'S sign. (Please drive slowly.)Follow about 3/8 mile. [Follow signs]. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Bring your sunscreen and insect repellent. Animals are not allowed in the orchard or berry patches. Children must be supervised at all times. Visit our Facebook page and/or call. The phone is a message phone and I keep it up to date on a regular basis. If something should happen and we have to close early, i.e., run out of ripe fruit, I update the message immediately. Please drive slowly (25 mph is perfect) up the lane. Driving faster causes too much dust for the neighbors. Thanks! These are our TYPICAL harvest dates including non-U-pick crops, (always call or check our Facebook page before coming out): Blueberries - beginning of July through August; Raspberries - beginning of July; Early peaches - Mid-July through August; Tomatoes, Melons and other veggies - July to frost; Thornless Blackberries - August; Elberta Peaches, Hale Peaches, Bartlett Pears and Asian Pears - end of August to mid-September.!. (UPDATED: June 22, 2014) (UPDATED: July 01, 2013) (UPDATED: July 10, 2012) (ADDED: July 18, 2008) 
  • How 'Bout Them Apples! - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, Apples, porta-potties, picnic area, school tours
    1113 W. South Slope Road, Emmett, ID 83617. Phone: 208-398-8448. Email: bselliottbs@gmail.com. Open: Sorry everyone, apparently Mother Nature gave our apples the year off and we have literally none to share this season; We look forward to seeing you next year!. Directions: Please see our website. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Cheque. Golden Delicious and Red Delicious Apples!! U - Pick $;50 lb; Bring boxes but not ladders; Please see our website for more information; See you soon!.  (UPDATED: September 29, 2012) (UPDATED: September 27, 2013)
  • Jackson Orchards - apples
    1879 W. South Slope Road, Emmett, ID 83617. Phone: (208) 398-8231. Apple varieties: Rome, Red Delicious and Golden Delicious).
  • Perin Orchard - apples
    1881 W. South Slope Road, Emmett, ID 83617. Phone: (208) 365-0648. Apple varieties: Red spur.
  • Richardson Farm - Uses natural growing practices, cucumbers, herbs/spices, peas, strawberries, tomatoes, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties
    4000 Bishop Road, Emmett, ID 83617. Phone: 365-4262. Alternate Phone: 995-1720. Email: ammonrichardson@yahoo.com. Open: Our main crop, strawberries, are in season starting late May, through til October 31'st; That's right, fresh ripe strawberries until Halloween! Delay between ripe crops comes in the first three weeks of July; Check our website for the latest up to date information. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: The Google maps/Mapquest/GPS address is not exact. We are located half a mile to the South West of the shown address location. We promptly place large guide signs with arrows on telephone poles at the beginning of our crop season, so be assured we are easy to find. Click here for a map and directions. Snow peas – boasting sweet edible shells – perfect for eating raw, in salads, or sautéing – are ripe and available @ $2;75 a pound in both late June, early July, and October; Cherry tomatoes – many unique varieties – beginning of August thru til Halloween; Sweet Armenian Cucumbers starting from late August, also thru til Halloween; HoneyDew and Cantaloupe Melons are ripe in October; And lettuce, both May to mid June, and October; Mint and Stevia; June through October;. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: August 02, 2012) (ADDED: June 03, 2011)
  • Suyehira Farm - blueberries, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), and prepicked produce, farm animals
    777 E South Slope Road, Emmett, ID 83617. Phone: 208-365-4080. Fax: 208-365-4080. Email: oldfarm777@hotmail.com. Open: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 8am(only open at 7am on 100 +degree days)  Call in the afternoon before coming as I sometimes get picked out; This usually happens early and late in the season. Directions: From West- take Hwy 16 to Emmett. After you enter the valley, turn right at 2nd stop light (S.Johns Ave). Stay on S. Johns Ave until the road forks. Stay left at fork and we are 5 houses down on the right. Signage at light, fork and in front of house. From East-Take Hwy 52 to Emmett. Same as above only turn left at 2nd light upon entering the Emmett valley. From the east is Hwy 16 and from the west is Hwy 52.  And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in June, July, August. Blueberries are ready the end of June and through July and lap over into August if the crop is large. Payment: Cash, Check. We also sell free range lambs and beef in the fall and have fancy chickens and free range eggs most of the year. (UPDATED: July 12, 2011)  (UPDATED: July 11, 2011)  (UPDATED: July 13, 2011)
  • Tyler's Rocky Point Orchard - Blueberries, cherries, apricots, peaches, plums, tomatoes, squash, pumpkins, apples (Red and Golden Delicious).
    145 E. South Slope Road, Emmett, ID 83617. Phone: (208) 365-6160. Open: Mid June- October 31, Wednesday- Sunday,
    10am- 6pm.
  • Wee King's Orchard - apples, apricots, cherries, nectarines, peaches, plums, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    2955 West South Slope Road, Emmett, ID 83617. Phone: 208-398-8047. Email: marieking@isd221.net. Open: September 11 to October 29 on Saturday and Sunday Only, from 10 am to 4 pm. Directions: Coming from Boise, take highway 52 to Star Lane, 3 miles west of Albertsons. Turn left onto Star Lane, continue to the end of Star Lane and turn left onto South Slope Road. We are the 3rd driveway on the right, look for the Wee King's Orchard sign. Coming from Payette, take highway 52 to Star Lane, turn right, continue to the end, turn left onto South Slope Road. We are the 3rd driveway on the right, look for the Wee King's Orchard sign. Click here for a map and directions. Apples: September 11 to October 29, Plums: September 11 to October ? when done, Cherries: Middle of June to middle of July, Peaches: End of August to Middle of September. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: September 12, 2010)

Owyhee County

  • Apple Farm in Homedale - An assortment of apples available
    Homedale, ID. Phone: 208-250-8982. ALternate phone: 208-337-4826. Open: Call for for hours and availability. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only. For $5 per bushel in 2011.,  (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: September 25, 2011)
    Comments from a visitor on September 25, 2011: "I found this on Boise Craig's list and I\'m going there myself on October 3."

Payette County

  • Raspberry Patch - raspberries (red),
    2132 Maple Ct, Fruitland, ID 83619. Phone: 208-407-1340. Alternate Phone: 208-407-1237. Fax: N/A. Email: marthacarb@gmail.com. Open: Monday from 7:00am to 10:00am; Tuesday 7:00am to 10:00am; Wednesday 7:00am to 10:00am; Thursday 7:00am to 10:00am and Friday 7:00am to 10:00am; closed on Saturday and Sunday. Directions: Turn left onto Estate BLVD off of NW 16th Avenue Go down two blocks and it dead end at Maple Court. Contuine straight on Estate BLVD onto gravel road. Parking is right when you get on to gravel road. There will be sign out by roads. Click here for a map and directions. Raspberries Picking start: June 15 to October 15. Payment: Cash, only. Raspberries are organic. (ADDED: April 24, 2012)

Washington County

  • Kelley Orchards - apples, nectarines, peaches, plums, Other fruit or veg, U-pick and already picked
    53 Hill Road, Weiser, ID 83672. Phone: 208-642-7265. Email: kelleyorchards@gmail.com. Open: August, September, October Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 5 pm. Directions: Travelling on highway 95 between Payette and Weiser, turn east on Cox Road (between mile markers 74 and 75). Take Cox road one mile to the end, turn left on Hill Road. Go 1/4 mile, turn left at 53 Hill Road. Go down drive to Red Barn. Click here for a map and directions. Pie cherries: early July; Peaches, Plums, Nectarines: August through September; Apples: September through December. Payment: Cash, Check. Pie Cherries - u-pick and picked - are available in July. Find our own dried apples, plums, pluots, nectarines, pears and peaches at our Barn Store. (UPDATED: July 16, 2009)

Farmer's Markets, Farm Stands and Roadside Stands, Etc.
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

Canyon County

  • Watsons Sunnyslope Farm - Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Covered outdoor market, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, restrooms, face painting, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours
    13243 Sunnyslope Rd 1 mile north of Marsing Idaho on Highway 55, Caldwell, ID 83607. Phone: 208-965-1051. Alternate Phone: 208-249-8760. Fax: 208-896-5056. Email: susancwatson@gmail.com. Open: Friday 10 am to 10 pm, Saturday 10 am to 10 pm, Sunday 12 pm to 5 pm. Directions: 15 miles from Interstate 84, exit 33A on Highway 55 Karcher Road or 1 mile North of Marsing on Highway 55. Click here for a map and directions. Fall Farm Festival: Saturday, October 17, 2009; Hours: 10 am to 10 pm; Live music begins at 1 pm by the Ian McFeron Band of Seattle, Washington; We'll have great food and drink, as well as other family activities. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Need a great place to eat near the farm? We own the Spot Pizza just 1 mile south in Marsing. We offer fantastic and unique pizza, hot sandwiches, deli sandwiches, homemade soup, full salad bar and homemade pies!. (ADDED: September 26, 2009)

Gem County

  • Anderson Apple Ranch - Garden stand on a residence (which is NOT on a farm), Uncovered outdoor market, apples, porta-potties, school tours
    1877 West South Slope Road, Emmett, ID 83617. Phone: 208-695-9741. Email: applelady@clearwire.net. Open: late September through late October; Check back for exact dates Open for business Monday - Saturday CLOSED Sunday Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 4pm to 7pm Thursday: ᅠBy appointment only Friday: 10am to 7pm Saturday 10am to 7pm Cash, check only; ᅠCredit/debit cards not accepted; ᅠSorry!. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Set your GPS to 1877 W. South Slope Road. Take highway 16 to Emmett. Pass Albertsons, Washington Avenue (into the heart of Emmett) and Emmett High School.ᅠ Turn left (south) onto Mill Road and drive as far as the pavement takes youTurn right (west)onto South Slope Road for almost 1 mile. You will see all the orchards!ᅠ As the road bends, take a left onto a dirt lane.ᅠ Anderson Apple Ranch is the second orchard from the road on the leftWatch for our signs!. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: September 01, 2012)
  • Grandma Jo's Plaza Farm Store - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Covered outdoor market, blackberries, blueberries, cucumbers, eggplant, melons, pears, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, porta-potties
    2850 North Plaza Rd, Emmett, ID 83617. Phone: 208-369-2056. Email: GrandmaJosPlazaFarmStore@yahoo.com. Open: Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 8 am to 6 pm; U - pick ends at 2 pm or until it gets too hot. Directions: Beginning at the junction of highway 44 and highway 16, [Between Star and Eagle] turn onto Emmett Hwy/ID 16-follow 14 miles. At bottom of Freezeout hill in Emmett Valley, turn right onto Substation Road, turn right at Main Street [first stop sign]. Main Street will come to a T, turn left onto N. Plaza Road follow approx. 3 1/2 miles, turn right onto dirt road with the Grandma Jo's Plaza Farm Storesign, go about 3/8 mile to the green shed. Blueberries - beginning of July through August Raspberries - beginning of July Early peaches - Mid-July through August Tomatoes, Melons and other veggies - July to frost Thornless Blackberries - August Elberta Peaches, Hale Peaches, Bartlett Pears and Asian Pears - end of August to mid-September. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: July 01, 2013)

Local Honey Sources:


Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Ada County

  • Goshen Farm - Kosher, Unpasteurized Goat Milk, Eggs (free range, vegetarian fed), Brown eggs,
    Kuna Rd/cloverdale Area, Kuna, ID 83634. Phone: 208-869-5627. Email: cassiedayan@msn.com. Open: Call for pick up times. Directions: Please call or e-mail for pick-up times. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. We have a small herd of Oberhasli Dairy Goats (CAE/CL Free Herd). We are licensed by State of Idaho to sell raw goats milk. Our goats have access to pasture at all times, fresh hay, water, minerals, and milk is filter, and cooled in glass containers. We offer both glass and plastic containers, deliver to Boise and Meridian areas available. We are working on our Kosher status. We also sell fresh brown eggs (ungraded). Seasonal lamb is also available. (ADDED: August 14, 2012)

Canyon County

  • Fresh Farms Co-op LLC - Unpasteurized Milk, Goat Milk, Fresh eggs
    Treasure Valley, Nampa, ID 83687. Phone: 208-899-6682. Email: info@idahofreshfarms.org. Open: Offering weekly home delivery; Deliveries are made prior to 9am, and delivery days are posted online. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: N/A - this is home delivery. Payment: Cash, Check. Fresh Farms Co-op LLC is a home-delivery service for a group of small scale local producers, offering: raw cow milk and cream, raw goat milk, fresh eggs, produce and meats. We meet State standards and maintain high productions standards for responsible animal husbandry (organic practices usually without certification). We provide disclosures submitted by producers on all products offered for sale that describe the type of product and how it was produced. There is currently no pick-up location, as products are collected at various locations around the valley and delivered to your door weekly (or less frequently if desired). Membership is required to order products, requires a small annual fee, and member orders are placed monthly. (ADDED: August 24, 2010)

Gem County

  • JBAR Farms - Chicken (free range), Turkey, Kosher, No hormones used, No antibiotics used, 100% grass and/or grain fed, Eggs (organic, free range, vegetarian fed), Eggs (organic, vegetarian fed), Eggs (free range, vegetarian fed), Eggs (vegetarian fed), Eggs (free range), Eggs, Brown eggs, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Fresh eggs
    Kings Lane, Emmett, ID 83617. Phone: 208-994-9581. Email: jbarproducts@gmail.com. Open: by appointment; Call/text/email to make arrangements for pick up or delivery. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Farm fresh eggs are now available from JBAR Farms! Free range. Corn-free. Soy-free. Egg subscription available on a weekly basis or whenever you want them. $4.20 a dozen. Delivery to Meridian, Nampa, Boise and beyond is available. Call or text or drop me a message! Discounts offered for quantity orders, standing orders, and saved egg cartons. All natural, hormone-free Chicken and Turkey now available! $4.20/pound, with discounts for bulk and quantity orders. Call or text or drop me a message "I just cooked the most amazing turkey last night. It was from JBar Farm. First off, it really got my heart reading the little tag that was attached. He thanked me for buying one of his turkeys. He explained how these turkeys were ranged and had access to some cheat grass. "I learned this year that cheat grass can show up in their skin as a black spot. please just cut it out." This morning when I got my order, Josiah personally came to deliver. He was very happy that the turkey was so good. Thanks to all you people who grow our local food to be connected to. I will not buy anymore commercial turkeys now that I have had this experience." - Terri G, Boise, ID. (UPDATED: July 26, 2013) (ADDED: June 02, 2013)

Owyhee County

  • Hardtrigger Canyon - Beef, USDA Natural, No hormones used, No antibiotics used, 100% mixture of corn, grain, soybeans and/or other natural supplemental feeds, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, No pets please,
    10015 Wild Horse Road, Melba, ID 83641. Phone: 208-546-4293. Alternate Phone: 208-205-3455. Email: info@hardtriggercanyon.com. Open: Farm open by appointment only; We're regularly available at the Capital City Farmer's Market on 8th Street every Saturday April to October 9:30 am to 1:30 pm and November to December 10 am to 2 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Please call for an appointment. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Future Plans: For 2012 we will have a wide array of garden vegetables and fresh honey from our private bee colonies here on the Ranch. Our primary sales location is the Capital City Farmer's Market in downtown Boise every Saturday from mid-April to mid-December. Our booth is located in front of "the Fork" restaurant, two booths south of the intersection of Idaho and 8th Street. Our dry aged, home grown, natural beef is available "by the cut" as well as for halves and wholes allowing you to determine the cuts your family enjoys the most. We also offer high protein, Hard Red Spring Wheat in 50 lb. bags for $15 each. Smaller quantities available and inquiries about bulk orders are welcome. We are happy to connect in town on other days when mutually agreeable to save you a trip to our farm. (ADDED: September 25, 2011)

Farm Venues for Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:

Gem County

  • Anderson Apple Ranch - Birthday parties, Filming or photo shoots, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Apple Orchard, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, children welcome, porta-potties, school tours
    1877 West South Slope Road, Emmett, ID 83617. Phone: 208-695-9741. Email: applelady@clearwire.net. Open: late September through late October; Check back for exact dates Open for business Monday - Saturday CLOSED Sunday Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 4pm to 7pm Thursday: By appointment only Friday: 10am to 7pm Saturday 10am to 7pm Cash, check only; Credit/debit cards not accepted; Sorry!. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Set your GPS to 1877 W. South Slope Road. Take highway 16 to Emmett. Pass Albertsons, Washington Avenue (into the heart of Emmett) and Emmett High School. Turn left (south) onto Mill Road and drive as far as the pavement takes you. Turn right (west)onto South Slope Road for almost 1 mile. You will see all the orchards!As the road bends, take a left onto a dirt lane.Anderson Apple Ranch is the second orchard from the road on the left. Watch for our signs!. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: September 01, 2012)

Wholesale Foods

Gem County

  • Richardson Farm - Uses natural growing practices, Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, all produce is sustainably grown, all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), strawberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties
    4250 Valley View Road, Emmett, ID 83617. Phone: (208)-365-4262. Alternate Phone: (208)-869-2619. Email: ammonrichardson@yahoo.com. Open: June 8'th through Halloween; There is is a limited supply for the first two weeks in November. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Google maps address is not exact. We are half a mile to the South West of the shown location. Pass through the intersection of Bill Burns canal Road and South Bishop Road. After the canal bridge the road turns to dirt. Take a right at the first road you come to after the bridge, located just after a bank of mailboxes. (this road has no name posted). Travel on no name road for 3 blocks, until you reach a lane named Valley View Road. Travel south up the hill and you're here. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. In several years (2013), we will have Pears and Peaches available for sale in mid October. We deliver fully ripened strawberries to Treasure Valley vendors daily. Minimum delivery size is 20 pounds. (ADDED: June 03, 2011)

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