Boise Farmers Market (BFM) Drive-Thru

Great Drive-Thru market this morning!

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This was really an easy week for grocery pick up at the BFM Drive-Thru on Shoreline Drive in Boise. The line moved pretty quickly. They have changed their modus operandi. It works out very well. I had a 9:15 pickup time and I was through the line in about 10 minutes or less. Here is a link to The Market Information.
And too. It’s great to hear a friendly and cheerful voice under the mask that they all wear -m I wear mine, too! Here are some photos from the process this morning. But I do miss the interaction with the vendors, but that will come. Enjoy!

The line was long, but it moved quickly.

The Drive-Up line

Picking up the order is an easy process. They direct you to a table. You show them your name and the time you are scheduled for. They go and get your…

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“Feeding the Hungry” in Boise

Thank You to everyone who makes this possible!

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It never ceases to amaaze me as to in the times of hardship and strife ho0w all kinds of people – from all background, ethnicities and religions – come together to lend a helping hand and expect absolutely nothing in return! Such a great feeling.
And during this time of self and required quarantine due to the CoronaVirus, the generosity of people all comes to the surface. There are several churches, and other religious faiths, and businesses that have come to the aid of those in need. In particular the homeless and those who just need a meal and a smiling face. So we bind together and offer a helping hand and something to eat. And by the way, all of the food products and individual help are all donated! To these businesses and churches, Thank-You! Our part was at the 1st Presbyterian Church, 9th and State Streets, Boise. (Left-Click…

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How to Make Sourdough Starter

“How To” post. Great info and instrruction.

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Always great information from the FoodNetwork. This is no exception if you want to make your own sourdough!! Here is the original recipe From the Foodnetwork. Robin sent me this link.

1 cup (4 ounces) whole-wheat or rye flour
Warm water between 65 to 80 degrees F (see notes below)
Unbleached all-purpose or bread flour, for feeding (see notes below)
One 1-quart glass jar, very clean (see notes below)
Rubber spatula
Kitchen scale or dry and liquid measuring cups (see notes below)
If you know your tap water to be high in chlorine, fill a vessel and let it sit uncovered overnight to release the chlorine before using to mix a starter. Alternately, you may use filtered water. Aim to keep your starter at 75 degrees F. If your environment is much colder, you might want to start with warmer water.
Flour: After the initial…

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How to Store Potatoes

Good information about potatoes. Enjoy!!

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Here is a great tip for storing potatoes from This is some really good information. Enjoy!

How Do You Know When a Potato Is Past Its Prime?
Good potatoes are firm, smooth, and sprout-free.

You can tell a potato is spoiled when it is:
Growing mold
Sprouts, or “eyes,” are an indication that your potato is reaching the end of its life. However, they’re not harmful and can be simply removed before cooking. As long as the potato looks, smells, and feels right, sprouts are no biggie.

How to Store Potatoes
1. Keep them in a cool place…
Raw potatoes will thrive in a cool, dark place. The ideal temperature range is 43-50°, which is slightly above refrigerator temp. During cooler months, storing potatoes in an unheated basement or an insulated shed is a great idea. It’s a bit tougher to store potatoes in the summertime…

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Parma Ridge Winery and Bistro – April 8, 2020

We are open this week Friday & Saturday from 12-9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. with Curb-Side pick-up available..




Curbside Pick-Up and Carry-Out at
Parma Ridge Winery
We are taking call-in orders and will do curbside pick-up on the south side of the barrel room (call us to order and notify us of your arrival). We encourage you to take advantage of our wine and growler sale. Thank you for continuing to support small businesses during this time!

Happy Easter from Parma Ridge Winery
We hope you have a wonderful Easter Weekend! We are open for Curbside Pick-Up and Take-Out orders Friday and Saturday from 12-7p.m. and are closed Sunday for Easter. We are taking call-in orders and will do curbside pick-up on the south side of the barrel room (call us to order and notify us of your arrival). We encourage you to take advantage of our wine and growler sale. Thank you for continuing to support small businesses during this time!

Pick-Up Hours
Closed Wednesday & Thursday

Open Friday & Saturday from 12-7 p.m. and
Sunday from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Also available by appointment outside of regular business hours for Wine Pick Up
You can text us at 208-946-5187 to make a reservation or appointment

Grilled Chicken
Specials this Weekend
Saturday Night Entree Specials from 4:30-7 p.m. Only
7 oz. Airline Chicken Breast – $19.95
Served with with Marsala Sauce, Mashed Potatoes and Sauteed Green Beans

16 oz. Ribeye Steak – $27.95
Char-Broiled Ribeye with Marsala Sauce, Mashed Potatoes and Sauteed Green Beans

Buy 4 Bottles of Wine get 2 Free (of equal or lesser value)
Check out our website for the full list of wines available!
32 oz Growler fill for $8.80
64 oz Growler fill for $16
(Includes the Parma Ridge Growler)
Parma Ridge Beers on Tap:
Craft Light Lager
Gooding Gold
Wilder Bench IPA
Citrus Crush IPA
Amber Ale
Brown Ale

Mimosas To-Go, $20, Serves 4 Large Mimosas
One Bottle of 2019 Parma Ridge Chardonnay and 2 Cans of San Pellegrino, Italian Soda/Juice Mixture
Choose from: Blood Orange, Prickly Pear or Grapefruit

Our Tasty Korean Barbecue Chicken Skewers with Coconut Lime Rice
Korean Chicken – $13.95
Grilled Chicken Thigh Skewers Marinated in Korean Barbecue Sauce and served with Coconut Lime Rice

Updated Pick-up Menu

Rosemary Garlic Truffle Fries – $6
Served with Mesquite Aioli

Simple Caesar – $5
Caesar Dressing, Croutons and Shaved Parmesan Cheese

Mixed Green Salad $5
Chopped Romaine with Arugula, Homemade Vinaigrette, Roma Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Shaved Carrots and Beecher’s White Cheddar Crumbles

Rutherford Burger
Burgers and Sandwiches
Served with Rosemary Garlic Truffle Fries and Mesquite Aioli
Chicken Pesto Sandwich – $13.95
Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Pesto, Swiss Cheese and Prosciutto on a Toasted Ciabatta Bun
Storm’s Deluxe – $12.95
Double R Ranch Burger with American Cheese, Shredded Lettuce and Old-School Diner Sauce
The G&R – $13.95
Double R Ranch Burger with Bacon, Sautéed Mushrooms, Melted Swiss Cheese and Lighthouse Blue Cheese Dressing
The Rutherford- $15.95
Double R Ranch Burger with Smokey Mayo, Bacon, Rocket Greens, Cabernet Grilled Onions and Blue Cheese Fondue

Homemade Flatbreads
Pizza Margherita – $9.95
San Marzano Tomato Sauce with Fresh Mozzarella, Basil and Sea Salt
The Fungi – $9.95
Mushrooms with Shaved Parmesan, Rosemary and Truffle Oil
Pepperoni, Mushroom & Sausage – $11.95
with Homemade Red Sauce
Pepperoni – $9.95
with Homemade Red Sauce
The Patricia – $11.95
Prosciutto and Arugula with a Balsamic Reduction

Blueberry White Chocolate Cheesecake – $7.95
An elegant white chocolate New York Cheesecake artistically aswirl with vibrant wild blueberries

Chocolate Nutella Torte – $7.95
A flourless cake filled with roasted hazelnuts layered between a decadent milk chocolate buttercream & finished with a chocolate Nutella ganache

Additionally, ordering electronic gift cards for future use is an option for birthdays or celebrations, especially if you’ve had to cancel upcoming events. Order them directly at: If you would like to order wine to be shipped to you directly, you can contact us directly via phone at 208-946-5187 or email at (recommended for wine club members to ensure appropriate discounts are applied) or you can order direct at:

While you are stocking up on those last minute essentials, don’t forget that our wines are now available for purchase at the Albertsons Marketplace in Meridian and Now the Albertsons on Broadway!
2019 Avielle, Rosé of Merlot
2018 Tre Bianchi, Three White Blend
2016 The Last Zin
2016 Estate Merlot
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon — NEW at Albertsons on Broadway only!!
(Introductory pricing too)
For those that purchase a bottle (or more) of wine at the Marketplace, bring in your receipt to Parma Ridge to receive a FREE GLASS OF WINE once dine-in is available
(white for white bottles purchase and red for red bottles purchased)
We want to show Alberston’s what a great product we have! Thank you for your loyal support!
We just finished bottling our new wines for the Spring Release!
Stay tuned on a date
2017 Carménère
2017 Isaac Storm, 50% Cabernet & 50% Malbec
2019 Rhubarb Wine
2019 Dry Riesling
Our Full Bistro Menu is offered Friday – Sunday and can be found online at:


Artist Stephanie and Chef Storm
Sous Chef Megan

Parma Ridge Winery
24509 Rudd Road, Parma ID, 83660


Try our Mimosas To Go

7 oz. Airline Chicken Breast

Get a Saturday Night Special Entree To Go!
Copyright © 2020 Parma Ridge Winery, All rights reserved.

Boise Farmers Market Drive-Thru Market Starts April 7, 2020

We want you to be among the first to know! The Boise Farmers Market is opening as a drive-thru farmers market on Saturday, April 11!

Beginning Saturday, April 11th we will open as a drive-thru farmers market. The Boise Farmers Market Drive-Thru will allow you to shop on-line from the beginning of the day Monday thru the end of the day Wednesday, then pick up your order on Saturday during your chosen pickup window.

At this time, we will be offering essential foods only, such as produce, meat, eggs, dairy, bread and pasta.

You will be able to place orders, beginning Tuesday, April 7th, for pickup on Saturday, April 11th. Order will be picked up at 1500 Shoreline Drive, our regular location. We will have the capacity to accept 400 orders during our first week. [BFM Website]

Link to the BFM Drive-Thru program and Ordering

And from Malheur River Meats (awesome pork products, especially Pork Chops!),

Starting this morning the Boise Farmers Market is launching the Boise Farmers Market Drive Thru with online ordering Monday thru Wednesday. With the drive thru pickup on Saturday from 9 to 1pm. Look for this new concept. It launches this morning April 7, 2020. Malheur River Meats will have product available on this online market.

Malheur River Meats future delivery schedule:
As many of you know we do a weekly delivery on Wednesdays into the Treasure Valley for our Wholesale and Bulk Meat Order customers. Starting this week we would be willing to meet customers at the Boise drop off location at 1500 Shoreline Dr. (site of the Boise Farmers Market) from 11 to 12 noon with pre-orders. Your pre-order must be placed by 5 pm on Tuesday evening for this delivery

These will be the Wednesday pre-order drop off delivery dates: April 8th, April 22nd.
These will be the Friday pre-order drop off delivery dates: April 17th and May 1st.


We know this may be a lot to digest. If you have questions feel free to call or email us.

Rob and Michelle Stokes
208 573-1058

BFM Pop Up Markets

Pop Up Market this Saturday!

Boise Foodie Guild

LOVE Spring Veggies?
Produce Pop-Up This Saturday at Lark & Larder!

Lark and Larder is hosting another Produce Pop-up this Saturday, 4/4 (tomorrow), from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m..
Ohana No-till Farm will have spinach, spring mix, micro greens, baby carrots, and garden plants.
Black Fox Farm will have spinach and micro greens.
Black Kettle will be bringing fresh pies. Order for pick-up from here: or take your changes.
Come early for the best selection.

Pay attention to the BFM Local Food Locator week to week to find out who will be popping up next!
Get a Great Deal on Local Food at the Boise Co-op!
The Boise Co-op is offering 10% off all local food items for the entire month of April! You’ll fInd Many products from our Farmers, Ranchers and Vendors at the Co-op.
When you shop at the Co-op, you are supporting a local business AND…

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The Time Has Come

Vegetables grown in pots and edible flowers.

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The time really has come. We are supposed to stay “self quarantined” and restrict our travels and public “contact”. Robin an I try to practice this and, I think, we are succeeding. With that in mind, think about creating a “Victory Garden”. We have no grass to mow in the front yard – it is mostly herbs and flowers. More herbs than flowers. And I have some pots going in flowers, Pansies right now, but there will be more and a pot of micro greens. You really can grow squash or zucchini or tomatoes or cucumbers or beans and the list goes on and on. Use your imagination. And then grow it. It will help to keep you home and away from the store and the crowds. Here is some information on growing edible flowers and some suggestions. You can print these out for your use. Left Click the graphic…

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BFM May Be Closed, But There Are “Pop–Up” Markets!

Spring is in the air!

Boise Foodie Guild

BFM (Boise Farmers Market) will not start up for a while, but there are some “Pop-Up” markets in the area. One such market is ar Lark and Larder at 233 N Orchard St., Boise. (208) 629-3811.
lark – noun, a merry, carefree adventure; frolic; escapade
larder – noun, a place where food is kept; pantry
Lark & Larder is a neighborhood market offering local and regional products from farmers, producers, artists and makers.” [Lark and Larder] (I always wondered where that name came from.)
Anyway, here are some photos from my visit today.
Front door

Fresh Spinach

Baby Turnips

Spinach and Rainbow Chard Sets

Spring Salad. Greens all from the Pop-Up today!

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Air Fryer Charts and Conversions

Air Fryer resource page. Enjoy!

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I have started a new page for Air Fryer Charts and Conversions, a permanent link is posted above, or click this link Air Fryer Info.
All of these charts are printable. I hope you find them useful and if you have any others that you would like to see posted, just let me know. Cheers!

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