Monthly Archives: August 2010

Vendor Spotlight: BYU-I Ag Business

BYU-I Market Fresh Produce is a student run business directed toward research and learning. We sell fresh locally grown produce as well as nuts and dried fruit. Students are responsible for growing and tending the garden as well as harvesting and selling the produce. Students learn how to run a small production operation through hands on experience. What we learn isn’t only for the students but can be applied and shared to other farmers market vendors throughout the US.

Vendor Spotlight: Grove City Gardens

Grove City Gardens is locally owned by the Johnson family in Groveland, just north of Blackfoot, Idaho.

We irrigate our crops with high tech drip systems to provide the plants with the runoff of mountain snows which feed the Snake River.The main focus of our operation is to produce and market high quality locally grown fresh produce. We grow most of what we sell, including plant starts, herbs, strawberries, and raspberries, and many vegetables, including our specialty, sweet corn. We also bring in Washington Cherries and Oregon Blueberries, brought straight from the fields as they are picked. We sell out of our home and at Farmers Markets. We can be reached at 208-403-2664 and our website is

Vendor Spotlight: Woods Gardens

In honor of National Farmers Market Week, we’ve asked our growers to introduce themselves so you can get to know these great people working hard to bring us the best in local produce. First up is Woods Gardens from St. Anthony, owned and operated by Dave and Lisa Woods.

Fresh, home grown produce—that’s what Woods Gardens is. From the dirt right to your plate—you might want to wash it first, but it’s OK if you don’t, cuz dirt don’t hurt.

We have the first vertical strawberry patch in Idaho, we also have raspberries, blackberries and blueberries.


We have a truck garden at the place and we also sell in Rexburg at the Rexburg Farmers’ Market in the old Tabernacle parking lot behind Taco Bell on Friday evening from 4-8 p.m. and in Idaho Falls at the Farmers’ Market on Saturdays from 9-1 p.m. in the Key Bank parking lot on Broadway on the river. Stop in and see us.  

We also have four greenhouses that house tomatoes and long burpless, seedless cucumbers that are planted right in the ground, not hydroponically.

National Farmers Market Week

It’s National Farmers Market week and we’ll be celebrating this Friday with a drawing for a market basket loaded with fresh produce and foods from the market, and smaller drawings for market goods, a raffle for a $50 market gift certificate, a scavenger hunt for the kids and great live entertainment by Fiddle Stew.  Come and help us celebrate our local Idaho farmers and the delicious produce they bring to the market each week.

Meet the Vendors

So far this year’s vendors will include:

    Baubles ‘n Bits – St. Anthony
    Ben Butler Sculpture – Rexburg
    Blue Ribbon Bakery – Hamer 
    Bristol Bay Designs – Rexburg
    BYU –  Idaho Horticulture Department – Rexburg
    BYU –  Idaho AgBusiness- Rexburg
    Celia Rangitsch Sculpture – Rexburg
    CWT Produce – Sugar City
    Duck Duck Goose – Rexburg
    El Elote Loco – Driggs
    Fluffy’s Cotton Candy – Rexburg
    Green Thumb Nursery – Blackfoot
    Grove City Gardens – Blackfoot
    Grandpa’s Woodshop – Rexburg
    Hair Doodles – Rexburg
    Howell’s Honey Farm – Rexburg
    Isom Fruit Farm – Blackfoot
    Jennifer Jimison – Rexburg
    Jones Kettle Corn – Rexburg
    Krafts by Karen – Rexburg
    Kruppfield Hat & Trinkets – Rexburg
    Liberty’s Food and Produce – Rexburg
    Lost Creek Catering – Sugar City
    Mamma Julia’s – Rexburg
    Mellon Monkeys – Sugar City
    Mr. Metalwerx – Rexburg
    Nutrional Noodlers – Rexburg
    Pom Pom Chocolates – Rexburg
    Rexburg Micro Farms – Rexburg
    Rising Sun Ceramics – Rexburg
    Sarah Jimison – Rexburg
    Susan’s Flowers – Rexburg
    Twila’s Fudge – Newdale
    Vintage Vogue – Rexburg
    Woods Gardens – St. Anthony

Special Events: National Farmers Market Week

Friday, August 6, the Rexburg Farmers Market will be celebrating National Farmers Market week with drawings for market goods, including a market basket filled with fresh produce and baked goods. There will also be a raffle for a $50 market gift certificate and a produce scavenger hunt for the kids.  Fiddle Stew will be on hand to provide live folk and fiddle music.  Pack up the family and come and help us celebrate!