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It’s “Idaho Preferred” Month!

There’s only one thing better than enjoying a deliciously fresh meal sourced from Idaho-grown and raised foods – knowing it’s supporting our communities’ farmers, ranchers, and other local agricultural producers.

Idaho is known for our mountain peaks, crystal clear rivers, and wide-open spaces. We’re also known for agriculture. Agriculture is an essential part of our heritage and economy. And it’s thanks to the Gem State’s hard-working and innovative farmers and ranchers that we can proudly serve fresh, delicious, and nutritious locally produced foods to our families every day.

Governor Little has officially proclaimed September as “Idaho Preferred Month” and 2021 marks the 15th anniversary of this auspicious occasion. Idaho Preferred Month is dedicated to celebrating September’s bountiful harvest goodness and the hard-working producers and crafters who bring you the best that Mother Nature has to offer. Join us to celebrate one of Idaho’s most delicious gifts – vine and tree-ripened produce bursting with flavor and nutrients.

This September make a commitment to support our amazing Idaho food by indulging in and dishing up your very own farm-to-table meals. Look for the blue and gold Idaho Preferred label wherever you shop, (including Albertsons, Atkinson’s, Broulim’s, and Walmart), at farmer’s markets, farm stands, and when buying direct from local producers, and know that you’re getting the best of Idaho’s bounty.

Check out these fun ways to support Idaho’s locally grown, raised, and crafted agriculture and our local economy:

  1. Stroll through your local farmers’ market and select a rainbow assortment of produce bursting with color and flavor for the week’s menu.
  2. Treat yourself and your family to a special night out. Check out these local
  3. Do Mother Earth a solid and perk up your yard and garden with some Idaho-grown trees, shrubs, and perennial flowers found in your nearby nurseries and home improvement stores.
  4. Need a little recipe inspiration? Explore our downloadable product calendar to know what’s in season all year long for Idaho’s fruits, veggies, meats, fish, and more.
  5. Participate in Idaho Preferred’s Live. Eat. Local Recipe Contest (link the contest here). This year in conjunction with Idaho Preferred Month we are launching a recipe contest through all of     September. We want YOU to show us how you. Live. Eat. Local. Idaho!
  6. Join us at our next Idaho Preferred Month Event: Event Calendar

Idaho’s more than 185 agricultural commodities provide a wide variety of choices and make it easy to fall in love with supporting local agriculture with Idaho Preferred.

Read on for some Fun Facts about Idaho agriculture!

The perfect growing climate, cutting-edge technology, extensive irrigation systems, and most importantly—skilled and hard-working people. That’s the bounty of Idaho.

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