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Meet the Locals: Farmers and Food Artisans

The Wood River Valley of Idaho is home to a burgeoning culinary scene along with a wealth of agricultural gems, organic producers, and local chefs who curate seasonal menus consistent with the local food movement. So naturally the 4th annual Sun Valley Harvest Festival has become a haven for foodies who appreciate fresh, sustainable, local, and quality ingredients that are key to delicious and healthy meals.

That’s why this year we’ve added a new event to our lineup to introduce you to our local producers, right here in the Valley. Join us for…

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Meet the Locals: Farmers and Food Artisans
Our very own local market will be sponsoring the first annual “Meet the Locals” event on Friday, September 20th from 1 – 4 pm. Attendees will have a chance to wander around Atkinsons’ and meet different farmers and purveyors in order to better understand where their food comes from. Some of these farms include Southwind Farms in Heyburn, M&M Heath Organics in Buhl, Sweet Valley Organics in Sweet, and Wood River Organics in Bellevue. You’ll get a chance to talk these farmers and learn more about their operations, along with sample their products and working with high-altitude gardening.

Why get involved? Atkinson’s owner Whit Atkinson says, “Our customers want the very best when it comes to produce and we not only want to deliver the best, we also want to support our local and regional farmers. What better way to show and introduce our farmers to our customers then through the ‘Meet the Locals’ event.”

Some other events and organizations that help facilitate this connection between our community and its food sources right here in our Valley:

Edible Idaho Southtaite Idaho’s Bounty
Idaho Preferred
Idaho Wine Commission
Outstanding in the Field
Wood River Farmers Market

Seats still available! Saturday, July 20th: Outstanding in the Field, a “roving culinary adventure”dedicated to “re-connect diners to the land and the origins of their food, and to honor the local farmers and food artisans who cultivate it,” is coming to Idaho for the very first time! Local chefs (and former SVHF Guest Chef/James Beard Nominee) Taite Pearson and Sarah Lipton from della Mano will be creating a delicious meal for diners at the Sweet Valley Organics Farm in Sweet, Idaho. Buy tickets here!