NAMPA FARMERS’ MARKET opening day is APRIL 28, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. (YEAH) Opening Day music will be provided by Mom & Double Image, with the Beet City Bombers Roller Derby Team rolling through the market around 10:00 am or so!
The Nampa Farmers’ Market vendors have been gearing up for the 2018 market since January. Of special interest to many people is the question of what produce might be available opening day. Well, that is dependent on what Mother Nature brings our way. The word from several produce vendors is that a number of greens (spinach, swiss chard, etc), beets, onions, cabbage, kale, carrots and a variety of other cool weather veggies are sprouting and will hopefully be ready by the 28th. There should also be a variety of starter plants available, including, possibly, some raspberry and blackberry starts.
Can’t forget there should also be asparagus available on Opening Day! YUM! Have you ever eaten pan seared asparagus with garlic and lemon juice? This is such an easy way to prepare asparagus and tastes fantastic!
Another group of vendors that has been busy all winter is our jam and jelly makers. They have been processing all those berries and fruits into the wonderful selection of jams and jellies that are available at the Nampa Farmers’ Market!
The craft vendors haven’t been sitting idly by, either. New jewelry designs, embroidery, soaps, doll clothes, yard art, crochet, knitted and sewn clothing, and so many other items have emerged over the winter, it is impossible to list them all.
Mark your calendars for April 28. You can also keep up with what’s happening at the market by Liking our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/nampa.farmersmarket/ and signing up for our blog and Market Manager’s newsletter at www.nampafarmersmarket.com . SEE YOU ON THE 28TH!!