Local Farmers Markets in 2024

As summer begins, there is a great opportunity to connect with local farmers and artists at farmers markets in our community. Happy Day Restaurants especially loves farmers markets because we are in the pursuit of clean food in all of our restaurants. The emphasis on clean food has been a driving force behind our commitment to quality and sustainability, as we believe local business is better for our economy and locally grown food is better for our health. That means we’re committed to sourcing from local and regional farms and achieving farm-to-table in our restaurants.

What is Farm-to-Table?

In recent years, concerns about the practices of large food distributors have grown significantly. These companies often prioritize efficiency and profit over quality and nutrition, leading to several issues that impact our health.

The farm-to-table movement offers a response to these issues by promoting local, sustainable food systems. By sourcing food directly from local farms, we can enjoy fresher, more nutritious meals while supporting the environment and our communities. This approach reduces the risks associated with contamination and processing, ensuring that what we eat is not only delicious but also healthier and safer.

Key aspects of farm-to-table include:

  1. Freshness: Food is harvested at its peak and delivered directly to restaurants or consumers, resulting in fresher, more flavorful ingredients.
  2. Sustainability: Reducing the distance food travels decreases the carbon footprint and supports environmentally friendly farming practices.
  3. Local Economy: Supporting local farmers and producers helps boost the local economy and keeps food dollars within the community.
  4. Transparency: Consumers have a clearer understanding of where their food comes from and how it is produced, fostering trust and accountability.
  5. Health: Locally sourced food is often more nutritious, as it is consumed soon after harvest when nutrient levels are highest.

Why Should I attend?

Farmers markets are more than just a place to buy fresh produce; they are a vibrant community hub where people come together to celebrate local agriculture and craftsmanship. By supporting these markets, you not only gain access to nutritious, farm-fresh foods but also contribute to the local economy and foster a sense of community. The benefits of farmers markets extend beyond the delicious, healthful foods they offer. They promote environmental sustainability, support local farmers and artisans, and provide a space for neighbors to connect and build relationships.

Join us this summer at your local farmers markets and experience the joys of fresh, clean food while strengthening our community bonds. Happy Day Restaurants is proud to be a part of this movement, and we invite you to share in our passion for quality, sustainability, and community. Below is information based on the local farmers markets around our region.

Interested in Selling?

Registering varies per location, please click the URL below to learn more on each market!

Potlatch – https://potlatchmarket.com/vendor-application

Latah/Troy – https://www.latahfarmersmarket.com/vendors.html

Lewiston – Email lewistonfarmersmarket@hotmail.com for more info!

Clarkston – https://marketspread.com

Moscow 2025 Vendor Recruitment – https://www.ci.moscow.id.us/FormCenter/Farmers-Market