Locavore: a person who makes an effort to eat food that is grown, raised or produced locally, usually within 100 miles of home.
It’s that season when it’s easier than ever to be a locavore, with several weekly farmers markets operating from spring to fall in Kootenai County.
Fresh fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, cheeses, eggs, breads, baked goods, jams, honey, locally produced craft items and other tasty treats can be found at markets in Athol, Coeur d’Alene, Harrison and Hayden. Local musicians are often on hand to entertain while shoppers peruse the markets’ offerings.
ABC (Athol Bayview Careywood) Farmers Market
Fridays from 2 to 6 p.m. from May to October
Athol City Park, 30355 N. Third St.
Kootenai County Farmers Market - Coeur d’Alene
Wednesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. from May through September
Sherman Avenue and Fifth Street
Kootenai County Farmers Market - Hayden
Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May through October
Southeast corner of U.S. 95 and Prairie Avenue
Harrison Grange Market
Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Labor Day through Memorial Day.
Across the street from city park
Make a day of it and stay after the market for Music in the Park from 2 to 5 p.m.