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How Idaho Farmers Markets Are Adapting Their Business Because Of The Coronavirus

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The Boise Farmers Market began doing drive-through pickups for customers because of the coronavirus. Once the pandemic is over, market officials say they might continue to offer the service.

 

Farmers markets are a staple of spring and summer in Idaho. Strolling through the crowd, chatting with old friends, browsing seasonal and buying local produce is part of a ritual for many folks on the weekend.

But crowds and face-to-face contact aren’t exactly pandemic friendly, and this is just another industry hit by the coronavirus. 

Luckily, farmers markets across the state have found ways to adapt their operations to keep customers —and farmers — safe. 

Joining Idaho Matters today remotely are Tamara Cameron, the manager of the Boise Farmers Market, Mona Warchol, the executive director of the Capital City Market, and Katie Zubia, the president of the Wood River Farmers Market in Ketchum and Hailey. 

 

As COVID-19 cases spread through the U.S. and Idaho, we’re committed to keeping you updated and informed. You can get updated info on cases, closures and how to stay healthy at any time on our Coronavirus news blog.

 

Have a question or comment for the show? Tweet @KBSX915 using #IdahoMatters

 

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Molly Wampler is a newsroom intern at Boise State Public Radio. Originally from Berkeley, California, she just graduated from the University of Puget Sound in Washington state. There, Molly worked for her university's newspaper but is stoked to try her hand at and learn all there is to learn about radio journalism.