Local produce is fresher, tastier and more nutritious because it is usually sold within 24 hours of being harvested.
If each Blaine County resident spends just $5 each week on locally grown food, our farmers will earn $5.7 million annually — a huge economic boost.
Food purchased from community-based farmers within our regional foodshed reduces your diet's environmental impact.
The Wood River Valley offers a year-round supply of locally and regionally grown food, including grass-fed meat, dairy, dried beans, eggs, honey, fresh fruits, and vegetables.
Check our Food Guide for a list of community farms, markets, restaurants, and businesses that support good food.
Each dollar spent on local food recirculates within our community an average of seven times - a win for our local economy!
Local food is the heart and soul of our community. There are many opportunities to experience it right here in our valley. LFA's Event Calendar keeps you informed of where, when, how, and with whom you can enjoy the bounty.
From farm to table dinners, foodie films, and cleanses to gardening, cooking and canning classes, use our calendar to stay up-to-date on all the local offerings.
Whether a farmer, backyard gardener, chef, or good food advocate, the Wood River Valley boasts more Local Food Heroes than we can possibly count. Each month, discover a new hero. Our goal: to connect you to our valley's growing food community and help cultivate a vibrant food culture.
Know an un-sung food hero? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org - we would love to share their story.
The valley's only table to farm dinner series
Everyone brings something to The Elevated Table. We bring the table to the farm and set the stage for an elevated experience. The farmers bring their fresh, locally produced food and the chefs bring their creativity and talents to design a hyper-seasonal five course meal. Our guests bring their plates and their desire to connect to our good food community!
The dinners implement mission-critical strategies: increasing access to fresh, seasonal, locally grown food, sharing the story of farmers in our community, and demonstrating the unparalleled taste and quality of food grown on local farms.
2019 Dates and Locations:
July 12 - Squash Blossom Farm
August 9 - Silver Spring Ranch
September 12 - Hillside Flour & Grain
Learn more and buy tickets here.
From FarmRai$er to Blaine County Food Council, we are constantly seeding, sprouting and cultivating projects and events that leverage the power of local food.