Back in 1994, the Capital City Public Market in Downtown Boise, Idaho started with only 12 vendors. Over the next 20 years, the Market has experienced explosive growth, moving locations many times to accommodate its growing needs and thriving environment. It all began as Boise, Idaho’s response to other open-air markets around the country, like the Pike Street Market in Seattle. Today, the Capital City Public Market has taken over four city blocks on 8th Street, and it has grown into so much more than just a farmer’s market.
Today, during the peak of the season, there are over 150 vendors at the Capital City Public Market when it opens every Saturday. The Market’s growth has allowed it to include more than just the best of the Treasure Valley area’s locally grown and raised food. It is a nurturing and safe environment for Boise, Idaho’s local artists and performers, and the Market has even created programs specifically for emerging artists and children. Visit the Capital City Public Market today and you will find so much more than just food. You will find art, local businesses, and more. A Sampling of the Vendors
With over 150 vendors at the Capital City Public Market, there is not enough space to list them all. To see a full list of the vendors at the Market, or information on how you can become a vendor yourself; visit the Capital City Public Market’s website. You will find food, either local or created using local ingredients; you will find hand-made glass, clothing, art, and so much more.
A Touch of Dutch.
This local Boise, Idaho company creates an incredible assortment of delicious cookies. They use only the best ingredients and a healthy mixture of handcrafted baking. As their name suggests, they make Dutch cookies. You will want to try their Stroopwafel, a caramel filled waffle cookie.
Angels Chest Boutique.
This delightful company is from Star, Idaho. They create and design a wide variety of products, both for babies and adults. They specialize in the cute and adorable, by making crochet hats, scarves, and gloves. They feature over 59 unique designs. Art Attack Glass. From Boise, Idaho, Art Attack Glass creates beautiful hand-made glass. They draw their inspiration from nature, and create wonderful fused glass pieces, from serving platters to jewelry. Their designs are not only beautiful; they are functional as well.
Black Canyon Fudge.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with delicious fresh fudge made by this company from Emmett, Idaho. They make fudge the right way, by using real cream and butter. They also create chocolate and feature delicious seasonal flavors, as well as traditional flavors.
Calle 75 Street Tacos.
Are you looking for delicious and authentic tacos? Look no further than Calle 75 Street Tacos.
This local Boise, Idaho company creates amazing tacos. The best part is that they only use local and fresh ingredients for their tortillas, meats, and produce. They make all of their sauces (including salsa) from scratch.
Ferranti Fresh Pasta.
The owners of this local Boise, Idaho company are true Italians. Although they are originally from Rome, Italy, they have been living and making pasta in Boise since 2002. They use their own traditional recipes, but they bring in Idaho as much as possible by using local and fresh products whenever they can. They use local produce to bring that taste of Idaho to Italy.
A small winery in Garden City, Idaho, Potter Wines specializes in bold flavors. Their wines are boutique-style wines, with their most popular being their jalapeno cooking and sipping wine. They also have a seasonal pumpkin wine. If you love bold and unique flavors, you will love Potter Wines.
Perfect for the summer, Simple Snow creates all natural shaved ice with homemade syrups made from natural ingredients. Located in Boise, Idaho, Simple Snow sources their ingredients from local farmers. Support a local business, and locally grown food, by cooling off with shaved ice from Simple Snow.
These are just a few of the amazing vendors and companies that are present at the Capital City Public Market. As you can imagine, there is a huge variety of different industries present here, from cultural foods, artistry and jewelry, clothing, and even local wineries and breweries. The Saturday Market is a bustling place. It has created a thriving environment celebrating local businesses and buyers. Support Boise and try something new, all at the same time.