Established 1994 in the Heart of Downtown Boise

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The Capital City Public Market believes in growing a sustainable local food system and thriving local economy. Through the exchange of goods and services, locals and out-of-town visitors get to enjoy a vibrant shopping atmosphere.

The Market generates millions of dollars for the local economy and helps local, independent micro-businesses grow and develop their client base. We help these local business owners by providing a place to sell their goods and connect with their community every Saturday!



The Capital City Public Market started out in 1994 as an open market on 8th Street in downtown Boise. It was founded to mirror the success of other markets throughout the region and at the time and was the only farmers’ market of its kind in Boise or the surrounding area. During its first year, the Market had one employee and about 10 vendors.


Over the last 27 years, the Capital City Public Market has grown steadily, expanding its footprint and adding vendors each year. The Market now consists of 150+ local businesses and fills 10th & Idaho Street with thousands of shoppers every week.


Why Buy Local Produce?

Purchasing directly from Treasure Valley farmers helps support and strengthen the community, protect our land, & conserve fuel.


Restoring the balance of local versus long-distance food is healthy for our communities, our farms, our land and ourselves.