When are you open?
Saturdays, April 16 to December 17
Regular Season Hours: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Holiday Market Hours (beginning Oct. 15): 10 am - 2 pm
The Market Office is generally staffed from 9 am - 12 pm, Mondays - Fridays.
Where are you located?
The Market is located on the Grove Plaza (827 W. Main), just south of the intersection of 8th and Main Streets in downtown Boise.
The Market Office is in
the Sonna Building:
910 W. Main Street, Suite 242
Boise, ID 83702
What products are available?
We have a mix of
agriculture (local fruits and veggies, meats, cheese, honey)
art (pottery, glass, woodworking, painting, prints)
specialty food (momo dumplings, African sambusas, crepes, bakery products, spices, sauce mixes )
Who makes the art?
Our Market does not allow resale of items made by other companies.
A few booths have hired employees, but most are personally staffed by the artist!
Is all the produce certified organic?
Each farm is different. They may be Certified, may adhere to chemical-free and other environmentally-friendly practices but choose not to have a third party certification, or use some non-organic chemicals in their farming. One of the advantages of buying directly from our farmers is the ability to talk to the people who grow your food. You are encouraged to ask questions and get to know your farmer!
Why should I buy local?
Our vendors sell here because they are proud of their products and they enjoy fostering relationships directly with their customers.
When you buy local, you are keeping your money in the local economy and supporting small businesses!
What's in season right now?
You can find a general list
Keep in mind that many of our farmers have greenhouses, which may extend their growing season.
So, where are all the vegetables?
Since all our farmers are local, the produce they sell is seasonally-dependent.
Peak harvest season in the Treasure Valley is ~July-September, but there is a variety of fruits/veggies/herbs from April - late October or longer!
aren't you a farmers' market?
We are so much more!
The Capital City Public Market is a group of local farmers, artists, and specialty-food producers. Since our inception nearly 30 years ago, we have always striven to promote agriculture and handmade art.
How do I become a vendor?
Items must be handmade/produced: no resale or franchises.
Applications for the 2022 Holiday Market are open until 10/29; next year's regular season applications will open in February 2023. More info here.
Are credit cards accepted?
Most vendors accept cards and cash, but we recommend you contact each vendor in advance to make sure.
There are ATMs at banks surrounding our Market.
We are also a part of the SNAP program.
When is the best time to visit?
Any time is great! Many of your favorite vendors attend weekly, but we also have seasonal & guest vendors, so the Market's always changing. Summer months bring a lot more farmers, and we often have some new vendors for our Holiday Market (October-December)
What if I don't like crowds?
Consider coming when the Market first opens: it's usually pretty quiet and laid-back for the first hour or so.
Our Holiday Market, which starts in October, draws fewer crowds than in the summer, and is the perfect place to get all your holiday gifts!
Can I bring my dog?
Keep in mind that the streets may be very hot on dogs' feet and that dogs may react differently in a crowd; while we recommend leaving your dog home, please familiarize yourself with our Dog Rules before you consider bringing your pup.
How can I get involved?
We love the support of our community!
Click to find out more about volunteering and sponsorships.
Is this the Market that was on Idaho Street?
Downtown construction this year has forced us to move a few blocks away, but we're excited that this means we'll be in the same spot for both the regular AND Holiday Markets!
What if the weather is bad?
We are a rain or shine Market: except for dangerous conditions, we'll be outdoors and ready to sell no matter the weather!
(PRO TIP: inclement weather = fewer crowds = more chances to talk to your favorite vendors!)