A hint of warmth in the air, longer days, and the sound of birds returning from their winter retreat, have given most all of us a case of Spring Fever! As the ground begins to waken after a long winter nap we see the first buds on trees and the land turns green making us crave crisp, fresh, and flavorful produce! The first Featured Business in our ongoing series is the Homedale Farmers' Market.
Not only does this non-profit organization seek to enhance the business success of our region's small farms, chefs, and artisans by providing some of the lowest vending fees in the state, they donate these fees back to the Homedale School District to support the art programs. That is something no other market does in the state of Idaho! Read More...
Irrigation may start April 10th per Mayor
THIS JUST IN: Good Friday Lunch
Time: 11:45 am – 1:15 pm
Date: April 14, 2017
Location: Homedale Friends Community Church
Sponsor: Homedale Ministerial Association
Contact: Luke Ankeny 208-337-3464 or email@example.com
Lunch: Soup, Salad, Bread, Dessert
Program: Music, Prayer, Message
The Homedale Ministerial Association is making a switch this year in the long standing tradition of the Homedale Holy Week Luncheons started many years ago by First Presbyterian Church of Homedale. In recognizing current trends in society and in our churches along with our continued desire to connect with the members of the different churches in our community, members of the Homedale Ministerial Association made the decision to change things up a bit. Instead of offering a whole week of meals, the Homedale Ministerial Association is instead only sponsoring one lunch this year, on Good Friday.
The lunch will be served from 11:45 am – 1:15 pm at Homedale Friends Community Church, with a time of worship including music, prayer, and a message beginning at approximately 12:25 pm. The community is invited to come and enjoy soup, salad, bread and desserts, the worship service, and the opportunity to connect with friends. The extra time allows for people to come early to begin eating, and to linger after the time of worship is over to visit. If you have any questions please contact Luke Ankeny at 208-337-3464 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations for the meal will be accepted.
Easter Egg Hunt Saturday April 15th at 10:00 am at Sundance Park
City wide clean-up days are scheduled on Saturday April 29th & May 6th from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm. Come help make our town look beautiful before the Angel Walk & Classic Car Show May 13th!
Tiny House Fundraiser for the COSSA program
Win a tiny house and support two amazing organizations, Metro Community Services & COSSA!
Designed by Brian Crabb, lead designer for FYI Television Network's "Tiny House Nation," and constructed by students at the Canyon-Owyhee School Service Agency (COSSA), the goal of Project Tiny House is to provide educational opportunities for students (grades 7-12) by building a tiny house from start to finish, and giving the students an opportunity to give back to senior citizens in their communities.
The tiny house will be raffled off on May 4, 2017, at Metro Meals on Wheels' annual Culinary WalkAbout event at Boise Centre.
Raffle tickets are $100, and only 1,000 are available! Tickets can be purchased at the following locations:
Metro Community Services
304 N. Kimball Avenue, Caldwell, ID 83605
Metro Meals on Wheels
4900 N. Rosepoint Way, Suite C, Boise, ID 83713
109 Penny Lane, Wilder, ID 83676
For more information, visit: http://metrocommunityservices.net/project-tiny-house
Most of us have driven through town and noticed a gathering of people on Thursday’s in the Bette Uda Park in the center of the city. Little did I know our Homedale Farmer’s Market offers much more than fresh produce to our community. Not only does this non-profit organization seek to enhance the business success of our region's small farms, chefs, and artisans by providing some of the lowest vending fees in the state, they donate these fees back to the Homedale School District to support the art programs. That is something no other market does in the state of Idaho.
HERE are just a few of the many things the Homedale Farmers' Market has to offer:
Develop Enrich Nurture
'Cultivate' is a children’s nutrition program: This is free to children 3-12 years of age. Classes are every Thursday from 6/1/2017 – 8/18/2017 from 6-7 pm. The children learn how to choose healthy foods. They have cooking classes, tasting classes as well as learn about our ecosystem and what we need to do to save and maintain it.
Summer meals program: From 5-6 pm every Thursday meals are served to kids 1-18 years of age for free at the market. The event runs from 6/8/2017 thru 8/18/2017.
Youth Vendor Days: 2nd Thursday of every month the youth can come and sell their produce and home made items. There is no vendor fee, but they do pay 5% of their sales at the end of each market.
EBT: We accept Food stamps at our market. See our information booth for details.
Double Up Food Bucks: For food stamp recipients the market will match the purchase up to $10.00 for fruits and vegetables.
Schools Art Grant Program: The market gives back to the Homedale School District thru art grants. We donate our vendor fees back to the school to supports the arts. This is done thru teachers requesting grant money from our market.
Free Advertising Opportunity: Sign up to come to the market and advertise your business to our customers for free. You cannot sell your products or services, but you can advertise them and direct them back to your business for the sales.
Business Location: Bette Uda Park 200 East Idaho Street Homedale, ID 83628
Physical Address: 5303 Ormsby Avenue Caldwell, ID 83607
Contact: Denise Dixon
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