Thursday, September 22, 2011

Friday's Market

Good Evening Everyone!

Tomorrow is market day again and we are excited to see you all there.  For our produce this week we have
fresh herbs
Dried herbs
Spaghetti Squash
Acorn Squash
Grape, Early Girl, Beefsteak, and Roma Tomatoes
Blue Hubbard Squash
Green Hubbard Squash
Yellow Summer Squash
and Pumpkins

Also, for anyone interested we are starting a delivery service so if you have an order or request you'd like to make you can either do it as a comment on the blog or an email to  You are also welcome to call Vanessa Thurgood 208-351-8001
We hope to see you at the market!
The Fruitful Nut

Monday, August 22, 2011

Bee's Knees Music Festival

Hey Everyone,

To give you a heads up on a future event happening with the Rexburg Farmer's Market, we will be participating with the Bee's Knees Music Festival on Saturday September 17, 2011.  This event will take place on College Avenue in Rexburg.  This event is to help combine BYU-Idaho with the community of Rexburg. There will be food, music and many other activities going on.  We will keep you posted as we get closer to the day.  We look forward to seeing you there and have a great Monday!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Herbs and Produce

Happy Thursday!

For this weekend's market we will be enjoying fresh picked sweet corn, seedless watermelon, and cantaloupe from Bliss, Idaho.

From our own garden we will have the following produce:
Green Beans
Green Bell Peppers
Anaheim Chili Peppers
Swiss Chard

We will also have our usual produce from Winco.

For next week's market we will have dried herbs.  They were picked this week and are currently being dried.  These herbs include:
Big leaf Basil
Italian Basil
Asian Basil
Lemon Basil

Thanks and we'll see you at the market!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Why you should eat more nuts

Here is part of an article I found interesting and thought I would pass it on.


Many nutritionists believe nuts are healthy. Nuts have no cholesterol, they contain mono-unsaturated and/or polyunsaturated fats, are rich in fiber, and contain vitamin E. Eating nuts, therefore, may help prevent heart disease. Other benefits of nut consumption include:

  • Hazelnuts reportedly boost the immune system and fight fatigue,
  • Peanuts are recommended for memory and help reduce high blood pressure,
  • Almonds are a good source of calcium to fight osteoporosis,
  • Pecans aid bone strength and help keep nerves and muscles healthy, and
  • Macadamias are beneficial to the nervous system and skin.

Happy August 1st!

We are in the final month of Summer for most of you.  I hope you have been able to do a lot of great things with family and friends.  With it being the first day of August I have some great news.  This Friday we will be introducing SWEET CORN to our booth. I know this is the time of year most of you wait for.  This corn will be picked on Thursday and then brought in from Bliss, Idaho for those of you who will be wondering.  

We'll keep you posted on any other things that will be coming to the market this week.  Have a great Monday and we'll see you Friday!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Herbs Available this Weeks!!

We will have herbs available at our booth this week.  These will include:
Asian Basil
Italian Basil
Large Leaf Basil

They will be picked fresh on Friday morning and will be available for sale Friday evening.  If you don't plan on using all the herbs in a couple days here is a link to a great blog that tells you how to dry certain herbs and the best ways to use and store them.
As a tip do not wash the leaves until ready to use or aromatic oils will be lost.

Happy Thursday and we'll see you tomorrow!

Facts about your Farmers Market

This is a bit of interesting information you can think about next time you visit your local Farmer's Market.

Farmers' markets consist of individual vendors, mostly farmers, who set up booths, tables or stands, outdoors or indoors, to sell produce, meat products, fruits and sometimes prepared foods and beverages. Farmers markets add value to communities:[1]
  • Farmers/producers sell directly to consumers, minimizing profit loss by circumventing the middleman.
  • Consumers get to buy direct from the farmer/producer.
  • Consumers can obtain organic fruits and vegetables from Certified Organic farmers
  • Consumers get to enjoy fresh, seasonally-grown food that was produced within a drivable distance from their homes.
  • More capital remains in the consumers’ community.
Farmers markets are worldwide and reflect their area's culture and economy. Their size ranges from a few stalls to several city blocks. In some cultures, live animals, imported delicacies unavailable locally, and personal goods and crafts are sold.  (

As we have attended the Rexburg Market and the Pier View Market in Idaho Falls we have been able to meet many great people and associate with great vendors.  Each market has a different personality and attitude.  Each market is unique to its location.  As farmers markets are on the rise, more and more fresh produce will be available to the public at great prices.  So go out and help support your community and your neighbors by visiting your local Farmer's Market this weekend.