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 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 5 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.

Local Farm Delivery Boxes:

  1. The Everything Farm Box Builder
  2. Seasonal Produce Box
  3. Milk & Cheese Farm Box
  4. Meat Variety Box
  5. Raw Milk 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.

The Everything Farm Box - from $51

The Everything Farm Box is our easy, one-click option for supplying you with a well-rounded array of weekly local farm food staples. Starting at only $51 it's a delicious, customizable bundle of local farm meat, cheese, milk, bread, seasonal produce, and more.

Start with the base box and upgrade to medium or large for extra meat, produce and pantry items. Depending on how you customize, this ultimate farm box 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.

In addition to a weekly or bi-weekly subscription, The Everything Farm Box is also available as a one-time purchase.

Seasonal Produce Box - from $42.51

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.

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 slightly less variety but larger quantities of cold-weather staples such as:

  • Red or yellow potatoes
  • Onions
  • Oranges or lemons
  • Leafy greens
  • Gourmet, medicinal mushrooms
  • Microgreens
  • Live herbs pot

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

Milk & Cheese Farm Box - from $16.35

For dairy lovers seeking weekly fresh milk delivery, the Milk & Cheese Farm Box starts with one cow's milk cheese and one half-gallon minimally pasteurized Jersey milk from Evans Farmstead in Buhl, Idaho. Customize by adding more milk or other products.

Delicious and wholesome, Jersey cream-on-top milk from Evans Farmstead comes from pasture-raised, free-roaming cows free of antibiotics, growth hormones and rBGH/rBST. Each cheese is handmade using natural ingredients and free of preservatives.

Meat Variety Box - from $55.90

Enjoy sustainably raised pork, beef, lamb, and poultry for this Meat Variety Farm Box. Order one time or subscribe to weekly, bi-weekly or monthly delivery for the greatest variety.

Each bundle delivery includes approximately five cuts of meat, chosen for size and value of each cut. Boxes include rotating selections of meat from these five farms:

  • Wilsey Ranch: grass-fed-finished Wagyu raised on a non-gmo ranch in Marsing
  • Bruce Ranch Beef: grass-fed-finished Angus from award-winning ranchers recognized for animal wellness and conservation in Pleasant Valley
  • Boise River Lamb: 6th generation ranchers along the Boise River in Caldwell raising mild-flavored lamb of the highest quality
  • Wagon Wheel Farms: pork raised on a non-GMO ranch, fed non-GMO hay and free from vaccines, antibiotics, MSG and nitrates.
  • FitzMitt Farm: whole chickens and Cornish game hens free-roaming on a pesticide-free permaculture farm in Meridian

Raw Milk Box - from $55.90

Designed to give customers a weekly fresh milk supply, the Raw Milk Box starts with one gallon raw milk from Provider Farms in Hazelton, Idaho. Customize by adding more milk or other products.

WARNING: This product has not been pasteurized or inspected and may contain harmful bacteria. Raw milk, no matter how carefully produced, may be unsafe.

The delicious raw milk and other raw milk products come from Jersey cows raised with open access to pesticide-free pasture, and fed kelp and non-GMO alfalfa hay in the winter.

Dry Creek Growers CSA Program: The Ultimate Produce Box

In addition to our standard farm box delivery options, 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.