Farmer's Pick ™ Produce - Boise, Idaho
Servicing Boise, Meridian, Kuna, Eagle, Nampa, Caldwell and surrounding areas.
WHAT WE ARE ABOUT
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:
- exceptional flavor
- exciting colors and unique shapes
- store ability
- adaptability to the growing region
- Biogenetic Diversity, mother earths insurance against extinction
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:
- building a healthy soil
- conserving water
- minimal to no pesticides/herbicides use
- supporting the local community food system
FARMER'S PICK - local, fresh, farm stand produce
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.”
-Local Producers / Suppliers
Treasured Sunrise Acres produces raw goat milk from animals fed non-GMO alfalfa hay and grain mixes. They also sell their custom non-GMO livestock and chicken feed mixes. Visit their family farm store on Hwy 95 in Parma, Idaho.
Eden Creamery produces artisan goat cheeses and gelato from their Idaho certified Grade A Dairy and processing plant in Kuna. They use Oberhasli goats, a heritage breed known for the sweet tasting milk it produces. We sell these varieties of Eden Creamery cheeses at our farm stand: Chevre, Labaneh, Feta, Farm Cheese, Gouda, Mancheggo.
Snake River Seed Cooperative sells heirloom, non-GMO, open-pollinated seeds grown by 29 small, family farmers in the Intermountain West.
North End Organic Nursery – Garden City, ID