Local Producer profiles

At the Boise Co-op, when we say local, we mean local. Some stores define local as the pacific northwest. If you've ever driven to the Oregon coast from Boise, we think you'd agree that it's not exactly local. To us, local means grown or produced within a 150 mile radius of our stores. These relationships are not just based on filling orders and buying product.; we have personal connections these business owners, and they are what make the Boise Co-op truly unique.

To strengthen these connections, we visit some of our local producers and get to know them on their own turf. Click on any of the profiles below to see photos and learn more about them!

Throughout the year, we source from over 220 local vendors. See the full list here. 


SNAKE RIVER SEED COOPERATIVE

“The collard greens told me I could do it.” Snake River Seed Co-op founder Casey O’Leary was lying down in a garden bed, and it all started with a heart-to-heart conversation with her plants...

 

PEACEFUL BELLY FARM

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Growing over 180 different crops, Peaceful Belly is likely the most crop-diverse crop in the Treasure Valley. They rely heavily on crop rotation rather than inputs like fertilizer or compost…

 

KING’S CROWN ORGANICS

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Nate Jones operates King’s Crown Organics in Glenn’s Ferry Idaho. His is the largest local organic farm that the Co-op purchases from. Nate has been farming since 1975 when he came back to….

 

COLUMBIA RIDGE FARM

In the realm of local growers, Columbia Ridge Farm is fairly new to the scene. But in terms of operating a small business, they have a lot of experience. After 12 years in the retail power-sports....

 

WARM SPRINGS GREENHOUSE

Warm Springs Greenhouse is tucked away in beautiful Garden Valley, Idaho. We wound our way up into mountains along the river, down a dirt road to the 4 acres of land with greenhouses...

 

FORM & FUNCTION COFFEE

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The mix of people in the shop is exactly what you want to see in a coffee house: construction workers, businessmen in suits, students, people working remotely on laptops. And the coffee is truly...

PURPLE SAGE FARMS

Out in the rolling hills of Middleton, Idaho, Purple Sage Farms sits on 45 acres of land. 10 acres are dedicated to growing organic herbs, greens, and vegetables. When we visited early this spring...

 

M&M HEATH FARMS

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Mike and Marie Heath farm 20 acres in beautiful Buhl, Idaho. It may sound like a lot to handle, but they’ve scaled back from the 500 acres they used to manage! Mike decided to farm organically after….

 

FIDDLER’S GREEN FARM

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Fiddler’s Green Farm is one of the newer organic farms in the Treasure Valley, yet they are one of the largest suppliers of local produce to the Boise Co-op. They grow over 50 varieties of edible…

 

EAGLE CREEK ORCHARD

Nestled along Eagle Creek in Richland, Oregon is the 5 acre stretch which holds the beautiful organic fruit orchard of Rob and Linda Cordtz. We spent several hours walking among the trees....

 

DAWSON TAYLOR COFFEE ROASTERS

As the company has grown over the years, their commitment to quality and service has stayed with them. Dawson Taylor goes the extra mile to ensure that the places who serve their coffee...

H & H FARMS
 

Imagine caring for 6,000 tomato plants at a time! That's how many tomato plants you'll find in the greenhouses at H & H farms. We took a trip in March to learn more about growing tomatoes....

 

ROLLING HILLS PEONIES

Tucked away down a dead end road in Star, Idaho, sits the enchanting 5 acre plot of Anju and Albert. Anju is the greenhouse nursery manager at Edwards Greenhouse in Boise, and her expertise....

 

DESERT MOUNTAIN GRASSFED BEEF

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Desert Mountain Grassfed Beef is a cooperative of over 20 ranchers who raise some of the best beef we've ever tasted. We spent a beautiful spring day visiting some of the ranches ...

 

ACME BAKESHOP

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Well before the sun rises, the bakers at Acme Bakeshop are busy proofing dough, shaping rolls, and filling orders from their bakery in Garden City. We learned the hard way that if you want to see how…

 

CACKLEBERRY FARMS

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Cackleberry Farms might be a relatively new farm on a small plot of land, but they are managing to grow thousands of pounds of high-quality organic salad greens for hungry Co-op shoppers. Rick and Debbie….