Monthly Archive for August, 2011

Idaho’s Bounty Enriches the 2011 Sun Valley Harvest Festival


For those looking for a convenient way to find fresh, flavorful, and healthy foods while also enriching the local economy, Idaho’s Bounty is the place to start.

Idaho’s Bounty was created in October 2007 as a pilot project and launched fully in the spring of 2008 with the goal to promote a vibrant, sustainable, regional food network in Southern Idaho that ensures safe, consistent, fresh, ethically produced and delivered products. The Online Food Market is devoting to bringing fresh, healthy, locally grown and produced food to our local customers in a easy and cost-effective manner on a weekly basis.

Idaho’s Bounty strives to serve the growth and long-term health of farmers, ranchers, market gardeners as well as chefs, families, restaurants and consumers by developing a sustainable local network that supports the promotion and distribution of organic, all-natural and fair trade food to our region: including Blaine, Camas, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Twin Falls, Ada, Elmore and Canyon Counties.

By joining Idaho’s Bounty, members can shop in an online marketplace of fresh local foods and then pick up their order at one of Idaho’s Bounty’s Pick-Up Sites throughout Wood River, as well as the Magic and Treasure Valleys. Business owners can also reap Idaho’s Bounty benefits by buying wholesale local foods and produce for their company or event.

For more information on Idaho’s Bounty and details on where and from whom the produce is coming from, as well as how and why to join, please visit http://idahosbounty.org/index.php.

2011 Sun Valley Harvest Festival Restaurant Walk

As the second annual Sun Valley Harvest Festival approaches, it’s time to start planning your route through the Festival’s Restaurant Walk! On Friday evening of the Harvest Festival, 15 local restaurants will open their doors and prepare their best culinary efforts for your sampling. Admission to the Restaurant Walk is only $25 for the chance to sample the best of Sun Valley’s local cuisine. Take a look at a few of the participating restaurants to start planning your culinary tour –

Ketchum Grill: Stop by this local favorite for their critically acclaimed American cuisine made using local, fresh ingredients.

Raspberry’s: With two locations, as well as full catering service, you can enjoy Raspberry’s personal take on comfort and ethnic food anytime.

Globus: With upscale, Asian cuisine inspired by food from the Pacific Rim, Globus has a diverse food and drink menu that is sure to please everyone.

Il Naso: Known as much for their gourmet Italian cuisine as their romantic atmosphere, Il Naso is the perfect place for dinner for two.

Rickshaw: Small plates of flavorful, Pan-Asian inspired “street food” make up the menu at Rickshaw with a diverse offering of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options.

Glow Live Foods Café: Feed your body and soul with organic, vegan, live-food that is sourced responsibly and supports Idaho local farms and growers.

Cornerstone Bar and Grill: Stop by Ketchum’s historic restaurant where “wild west meets haute cuisine” with a local twist on city-style grill.

Rico’s Pizza and Pasta: Come sip a glass of wine and relax at this authentic Italian restaurant while sampling traditional pizza, pasta and more.

Cristina’s Restaurant: With traditional Italian cuisine inspired by Christina’s Tuscan childhood, this Italian restaurant also features a full bakery menu with tempting cakes and pastries.

Ciro Restaurant and Wine Bar: As a restaurant, catering service, wine bar, and market, Ciro’s truly has something for everyone with their delicious Italian, yet locally inspired dishes.

Dashi: With an emphasis on eating local, Dashi’s Asian-inspired fusion cuisine crafted from local produce and locally and ecologically farmed meat and poultry, is delicious and eco-conscious.

The Roosevelt Grille:: Whether you’re dining al fresco on the famous rooftop deck or settling into a comfy booth, you will have the very tough job of choosing from the eclectic menu that characterizes “Creative interpretations of classic bistro fare . . . And then some!”

Nourish Me – Prides itself on being a local health food store and cafe, featuring gluten free food products, fresh, local and seasonal produce and a wide variety of supplements. Located in Ketchum, Idaho, it serves the mountain town’s active recreationists with the healthful products they demand and need.

Sayvour – Known for their gourmet gift baskets, and mouthwatering beignets and pastries, Sayvour also caters to the Sun Valley region and prides itself on offering flavours from around the World.

Rolling in Dough – Specializing in fine European pastries, artisan breads and special occasions including; birthday cakes, wedding cakes, crackers, cookies, breakfast and tarts

For more information about the Restaurant Walk or a map of participating restaurants, visit http://www.sunvalleyharvestfestival.com/blog//events-schedule/restaurant-walk/

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Sysco Idaho to Sponsor the 2011 SVHF Restaurant Walk

The Sun Valley Harvest Festival would like to thank the generous sponsorship of Sysco Idaho, Idaho’s leading food service product distributer.

For the second annual Sun Valley Harvest Festival, Sysco Food Services of Idaho has signed on as a major sponsor. Sysco’s certification of sustainability and the company’s strict quality assurance policies have created a successful business model and a socially responsible corporation and the Harvest Festival is proud to partner with them for a second year.

To learn more about their sustainable food chain supply or their quality food service products and professional services, visit their website at www.syscoidaho.com or simply stop by the Sun Valley Harvest Festival to learn more about how their sponsorship helped to make the Festival a possibility!

2011 SVHF Sponsor: Sun Valley Magazine

The Sun Valley Harvest Festival would like to thank Sun Valley Magazine for their generous sponsorship of the 2011 Harvest Festival! Sun Valley Magazine has served as a valuable resource and fun read for those interested in fine dining, arts and entertainment, outdoor recreation, and more in the Central Idaho Sun Valley area throughout the years and we are honored and excited to be working together for the Festival.

Sold in over 400 locations nationwide, Sun Valley Magazine is a great way to not only learn more about the Wood River Valley before your trip to the Festival, but also to keep the diverse, artistic, and environmental spirit of Sun Valley in your home throughout the year. From their gorgeous photo spreads of local weddings or events, to their features on art exhibits or excellence in food and wine, Sun Valley Magazine is a great way to keep the memories of the Sun Valley Harvest Festival alive throughout the year. Pick up a copy of the latest issue or sign up for a subscription as you plan your trip to the second annual Sun Valley Harvest Festival!

SVHF Martini and Caviar Party featuring Square One Organic Vodka

Come enjoy an eco-conscious cocktail at the Sun Valley Harvest Festival Idaho Martini and Caviar Party featuring Square One Organic Spirits.

Founded in 2006 by Allison Evanow and her sister Debbie Jones, Square One Organic Spirits is a socially conscious, environmentally responsible company, distilling certified organic American rye vodka.

Evanow, who previously worked for Jose Cuervo International, was drawn to the distillation of vodka because of the spirit’s versatility in cocktail mixings. As a previous bartender and passionate mixologist, Evanow was excited by the creative process of distilling a unique vodka that could be used to create innovative cocktails. Evanow received her inspiration for Square One Organic Spirits after moving to Marin County, California and witnessing the strong community spirit and eco-awareness alive at weekend farmers markets. Evanow embraced this sustainable mentally and set out to create the “greenest” clear spirit, sourcing regional ingredients such as water from the pristine springs of the Teton Mountains and they rye is sourced from the US northern plains, it is the best in the world for high quality organic American rye. Because of the purity and freshness of the ingredients, Square One requires only a single process distillation to bring out its clear, crisp, and elegant taste and aroma.

Square One’s organic mindset does not end at distillation. The distinct, squared bottle is designed with a sustainable aesthetic; the bottle is made from clear, unfrosted glass that requires less chemical processing and customers are encouraged to “upcycle” the bottle by using it as a vase or container.

With fun flavors such as Cucumber, Basil, and Botanical, as well as the original Square One, you won’t want to miss the delightful cocktail and caviar pairings at the Harvest Festival Martini and Caviar Party. Come taste, experience, and enjoy the organic offerings of Square One Spirits this September at the 2011 Sun Valley Harvest Festival!

Plum TV: A Sponsor of the 2011 Sun Valley Harvest Festival

The Sun Valley Harvest Festival would like to thank Plum TV for their generous sponsorship and support of the second annual Harvest Festival.

Plum TV is the only multi-platform media company in the U.S. that focuses on living life to the fullest in the top eight resort towns in the nation. With a strong media presence in broadcast TV, print magazines, digital media, mobile devices and events, Plum TV is able to connect with their specific demographic through targeted social media. With Plum TV’s smart, informed, opinionated and spirited content, Sun Valley, Idaho has benefited from it’s endorsement by Plum TV and the Sun Valley Harvest Festival is extremely thankful to Plum TV for their support of the Harvest Festival.

Marketed toward tourists, travelers, and residents alike, Plum TV is a fun and exciting way to learn more about the premier resort towns across the U.S. Be sure to tune in to Channel 13 during your stay in Sun Valley to learn more about the rich culture and diverse offerings Sun Valley and the Sun Valley Harvest Festival have to offer.