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.
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 grovecitygardens.com
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.
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.
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
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!