Experience the power of local food.

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We envision a thriving community where people are nourished by fresh locally and regionally grown food every day.



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. Take the Pledge!



Food purchased from community-based farmers within our regional foodshed reduces your diet's environmental impact.

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Find farm-fresh food nearby

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 Locally Grown 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!

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local food events

Local harvest baskets

Our local harvest baskets share the bounty of the season, celebrate the story of our food system with a virtual dinner and a movie night, and raise money to support our work.

Each basket contains a diversity of local products including squash soup and pear chutney prepared by Chef Esta Hornstein, fresh bread baked with Hillside Grain flour, Ballard Family cheese, pumpkin bread, cookies, local ginger beer, and a bottle of Sawtooth Winery wine.

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food heroes

Meet your food community

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 amy@sunvalleyinstitute.org - we would love to share their story.

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Learn about our local food initiatives

From the Hemingway FarmRaiser to Blaine County Food Council, we are constantly seeding, sprouting and cultivating projects and events that leverage the power of local food.

growing our food economy

Take the $5 for Farmers pledge

If every Blaine County resident spends just $5 a week on local food, our regional food economy will grow by $5.7 million annually—a major boost for our independent food producers! 

Vote with your fork and your dollar to make a big impact in our community! This harvest season and all year long, please support our local farmers, ranchers and food artisans by committing to spend at least $5 of your weekly food budget on on their farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, dried beans and grains, flour, eggs, meat, dairy and other products.

Use our new Wood River Valley Locally Grown Guide (available online here and in print at dozens of locations throughout the valley) to find farms and ranches, farmers markets, retail stores, and restaurants serving local foods.

annual harvest dinners

The Elevated Table

Due to COVID-19, we regret to announce that The Elevated Table dinners have been cancelled for 2020. Please join our email list for more information and dates for the 2021 season.

We look forward to celebrating our regional bounty with you in person next year! 

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