Farmer’s Pick is a seasonal grower and distributor of fresh produce, herbs and flowers. Located on ten fertile acres in Idaho’s Treasure Valley. Visit our farmstand open May through October. Fresh culinary garlic available by mail order beginning in August.
Servicing Boise, Meridian, Kuna, Eagle, Nampa, Caldwell and surrounding areas.
ITEMS WE ARE GROWING THIS YEAR – AVAILABLE SOON
Prices will be listed as items become available in May 2018.
Farmer’s Pick practices Sustainable Agriculture as a way to grow tasty vegetables without damaging the environment or threatening human health.
We believe in seed freedom and plant diversity, growing only open-pollinated and heirloom plant varieties (non-hybrid, non-GMO).
Heirloom or Heritage seeds and plants have been nurtured, saved, and passed down through the generations, some going back hundreds of years. They are chosen for their:
Also, unlike modern day hybrids and transgenic plants which do not reproduce true to type and are patented and corporate owned, open-pollinated plants produce seeds that can be saved and grown year-to-year by anyone for free.
Other principles of Sustainable Agriculture include:
Links and resources:
Rural Roots Resources is a good place to start if you are thinking about small scale farming in Idaho. Free publications include ‘Northwest Direct Farmer Case Studies’, ‘Protecting Your Farm or Ranch: A Guide for Direct Marketing in Idaho’, and ‘Tools for Rapid Market Assessments’.
Council For Responsible Genetics – Safe Seed Pledge “Agriculture and seeds provide the basis upon which our lives depend. We must protect this foundation as a safe and genetically stable source for future generations. For the benefit of all farmers, gardeners and consumers who want an alternative, we pledge that we do not knowingly buy, sell or trade genetically engineered seeds or plants.”
Treasured Sunrise Acres produces raw goat and cow milk from animals fed non-GMO alfalfa hay and a non-GMO grain mix. They also sell non-GMO chicken feed mixes. Visit their family farm store on Hwy 95 in Parma, Idaho.
Snake River Seed Cooperative sells heirloom, non-GMO, open-pollinated seeds grown by 29 small, family farmers in the Intermountain West.
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