Boise & Garden City

The Boise Farmers Market opens for their first day of the season

The Boise Farmers Market opened for its first day of the season Saturday.

“I’m thrilled with the turnout,” says Janie Burns of Meadowlark Farm. “Lots of people buying lots of stuff, supporting local farms and local agriculture.”

The market — near the intersection of 10th and Grove streets — hosts a spot for vendors to sell produce, hot food and crafts. It also provides a space for community organizations to share information about themselves, said Karen Ellis, director of the market.

It was a good first day, she said.

"We've had a great opening day: lots of customers," she said. "Customers are excited to see their friends (and) vendors are excited to see their customers."

The market will continue to bring more vendors and events in over the course of their season, which lasts from April 4 to Dec. 19, Ellis said.