May 16, 2020

by: John Crowder

John Crowder, Publisher, Pocatello-Chubbuck Observer

The Portneuf Valley Famer’s Market is back!  Beginning last Saturday, May 9, the Farmer’s Market opened in downtown Pocatello.  It will continue every Saturday throughout the season from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at 420 N. Main Street in downtown, Pocatello, currently in the Union Pacific parking lot.

Following the Governor’s rules for social distancing, the approximately 20 vendors at today’s market were spaced several feet apart, face masks and gloves were being worn, markings on the ground helped attendees estimate distance, and hand sanitizer was available for everyone at the entrance.  Foot traffic is one-way around a large oval.

Food, drinks, facemasks, and farm produce, from jams to microgreens, are available.  I was told that about 1000 people attended throughout the four hours they were open last week.  A steady pace of customers means the market is not overcrowded.

Loaded Street Fries from Thanks A Brunch

Vendors at today’s market included: Bake My Day, Girl Scouts, Himalayan Flavor, KDR Ranch, Mighty Micro-Greens, and more!

Not having had breakfast yet, I stopped by Thanks A Brunch for a heaping helping of their famous Loaded Street Fries.  Nothing like carne asada, cheese sauce, and cilantro plus additional toppings over fresh cut fries for a delicious meal!

The Farmer’s Market staff sends their thanks to the Pocatello-Chubbuck community for their support.  Check them out every Saturday through October.  To learn more, visit their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/PortneufValleyFarmersMarket/

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