The Easiest Way to Shop Local Farms in Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Nampa, Kuna, and Star (Farm Box Delivery: Meat, Produce, Dairy & More)

The Easiest Way to Shop Local Farms in Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Nampa, Kuna, and Star (Farm Box Delivery: Meat, Produce, Dairy & More)

The easiest way to buy your weekly groceries from local farms in the Treasure Valley area is with farm box subscriptions. And you don't have to settle for a "local" farm box that's not actually local. People living in the Boise-metro area can get robust farm box subscriptions that provide them with products raised on farms they can actually visit, supplying an abundance of goods you might not have known could grow here in the high desert.

These four subscription options through FarmDeliver provide the easiest way to shop local farms in Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Nampa, Kuna, and Star. And the best part is, you can't buy anything from the FarmDeliver online market that isn't local to the Treasure Valley southern Idaho area.

  1. The Everything Farm Box
  2. Seasonal Produce Bundle
  3. CSA Subscription Box
  4. Local Meat Delivery Box

Here's everything you need to know about each type of box, the easiest way to shop local farms in the Treasure Valley area for meat, dairy, produce, and more, all year round.

Sourcing locally grown farm produce for your weekly meals means eating with the seasons, a challenge worth accepting! Keep an eye out for future FarmJournal articles about cooking with the seasons in the Treasure Valley using ingredients from farms in our area.

The Everything Farm Box

The Everything Farm Box is our easy, one-click option for supplying you with a well-rounded array of weekly local farm food staples. It's a delicious, curated bundle of local farm meat, cheese, milk, bread, seasonal produce, and more. The ultimate farm box, it combines a local meat box, local produce box, and local milk delivery for Boise, Meridian, Nampa, Eagle, Kuna, and Star -- all in one bundle subscription.

Because this box is thoughtfully selected for variety and value, it means you're getting the best range of well-rounded products for the price. For example, the large-sized Everything Farm Box costs $125 and contains:

  • 2 Goat cheese or yogurt
  • 1 Gallon raw unpasteurized milk
  • 5-7 Seasonal produce selections
  • 4 Meat selections
  • 1 Bread loaf
  • 1 Dozen eggs
  • 3 Pantry additions
  • 2 Pastries

(Pantry additions include items such as butter, coffee, grain portions, jam, spices, garlic, and more.)

In addition to a weekly or bi-weekly subscription, The Everything Farm Box is also available as a one-time purchase. This box is best for those who enjoy the surprise or time-saving benefits of having someone else do their grocery shopping for them.

Seasonal Produce Bundle

The Treasure Valley area is a special geographic location featuring high desert and fertile valley. A hub of agriculture in the state, this area produces an abundance of local farm foods available to nourish the residents of the Boise-metro area.

Despite the wonderful array of local farm food produced in the area, a lack of awareness and convenient access can sometimes prevent consumers from sourcing their everyday food from local farms.

The FarmDeliver Seasonal Produce Bundle serves to bridge that gap by bringing you what's in season locally at any given time. If you're not used to sourcing your food locally, this farm box can help guide you through the seasons, introducing you to what's available, and helping you focus your meals on what grows here in our unique geography.

Greenwave Hydroponic Farm Idaho

Available year round, here are two examples of what you might find in your Seasonal Produce Bundle:

In the summer, a typical produce bundle looks something like this:

  • Red tomatoes
  • Garlic
  • Nectarines
  • Zucchini
  • Baby kale greens
  • Live herbs pot
  • Mushrooms
  • Microgreens

In the Winter, a bundle will contain a solid supply of well-rounded cold-weather staples such as:

  • Full bag of Yukon Gold potatoes
  • Full bag of yellow or red onions 
  • Box of hydroponic leafy greens
  • Bag of gourmet, medicinal mushrooms
  • Container of mixed microgreens
  • Live herbs pot

In addition to a weekly or bi-weekly subscription, the Seasonal Produce Bundle is also available as a one-time purchase.

CSA Produce Box Subscription

FarmDeliver and Dry Creek Growers partner to offer a 20-week CSA produce box subscription serving Boise, Meridian, Nampa, Eagle, Kuna, and Star each year. The program provides home delivery and the option to add meat, dairy, and more from other local farms each week.

CSAs are different from other farm box subscriptions. They are offered only by growers in your community and are paid up front to help fund the coming harvest.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a system of risk-sharing that allows small, independent farms to grow food for our community without taking on an unsustainable amount of up-front risk each year.

Your CSA dollars make farming a more financially sustainable and viable option for small, independent growers. Keeping farmers in business is crucial to making locally farmed food reliable, accessible and plentiful.

Members of the community support these local farms by purchasing shares in the upcoming harvest. The shares are paid back in the form of produce throughout the growing season, and your dollars go directly to funding the farm for crops that year.

>> What is a CSA? (20 Weeks of Harvest Perks with Dry Creek Growers + FarmDeliver)

For customers, the biggest benefit to choosing a CSA is that you get first pick of the vegetables grown by Dry Creek Growers. A CSA produce box delivery will contain a delicious variety of surprises each week, as well as a weekly newsletter with recipes for each delivery.

Stay tuned for our announcement each spring to sign up for a CSA produce box delivery from your local Boise farmers.

Meat Variety Bundle

The Meat Variety Bundle is a local meat delivery box featuring sustainably farmed pork, beef, lamb and poultry from Treasure Valley area farms. There is a pork-free option.

This bundle is a great deal!

You can learn more about the farms where each piece of meat comes from via their seller profiles:

Local Farm Delivery: Subscription-Free, No Account Necessary

Subscriptions aren't the only way to shop from local farms in Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Nampa, Kuna, and Star. If you're looking for an option that allows you total control over what you buy and when, FarmDeliver allows you to fill your cart anytime with whatever local farm foods you choose, no subscription or account required, and no order minimum.