It’s Harvest Time! Here’s Where to Find Southern Idaho’s Freshest Produce

What’s better than picking a perfect peach directly off the tree? Pretty much nothing, as far as we’re concerned! If you’re in the mood to sample the bounty of Southern Idaho’s late summer and fall harvests, we’ve got you covered. Many of the region’s farms and orchards offer u-pick options, and plenty more are featured in local farmer’s markets.

Here’s where you can find the freshest fruits and vegetables around.

CJ Berries. CJ Berries offers you the opportunity to pick your own raspberries in the fall (they’ll pick them for you for a slightly higher price). Visit the farm’s Facebook page or call 316-2677 for more information. 3537 N 3185 E, Twin Falls.

Kelley’s Canyon Orchard. This family orchard just celebrated its centennial and was honored as an Idaho Century Farm! Kelley’s offers a bonanza of amazing u-pick produce, including peaches, nectarines, plums, and cherries in the late summer and apples in the fall. Don’t miss their Peach Day celebration on Aug. 22, featuring fresh peaches and Cloverleaf ice cream (while supplies last). Visit their website or get the latest updates on their Facebook page. 1903 River Road, Buhl.

Northview Orchard. Late-summer peaches, anyone? This orchard has them! Fall is a great time for pears and apples at Northview’s property in Buhl. Get more details about what is available and in season on Northview Orchard’s Facebook page or call 208-543-6083. 1826 E 4500, Buhl.

Tubb’s Berry Farm. This small family farm serves up late-summer berries and much more, and features a pumpkin patch and corn maze in the fall. Pick up a bottle of fresh honey from the farm’s bees while you’re there. Get more information, including u-pick hours, on the farm’s Facebook page or its website. 1150 South Park Avenue West, Twin Falls.

College of Southern Idaho Breckinridge Endowment Farm & Farmers Market. This farm, run by the CSI Agriculture Department, has raspberries and veggies for sale during the summer. Hours are from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays and 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturdays. Call Naysa Shepherd at 208-732-6400 or email for more information.

Feast at a Farmers Market

Farmers markets bring the best produce together in one central location.

Buhl West End Senior Center Wednesday Farmers Market. Catch this farmer’s market from mid-July through the end of September. You’ll find local growers and vendors and crafters, artisans, and food producers on hand. 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays, 1010 Main Street, Buhl. Call 208-543-4577 for more information.

Twin Falls Farmers Market. You’ll find dozens and dozens of vendors selling products at this weekly farmer’s market, featuring everything from fruits and vegetables to fresh meat and homemade jams. The market runs from early May to the end of October. Visit their Facebook page for more information and to see what’s in season. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 611 N. College Road, Twin Falls.

Twin Falls Downtown Farmers Market. This seasonal market takes over downtown Twin Falls during the summer, offering everything from local produce to special events. This season’s lineup includes events such as Rudy’s Paella Day on Aug. 24 and a harvest festival on Sept. 28. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Main Avenue, Twin Falls.

Lincoln County Crossroads Farmers Market. This market, featuring local produce and wares, is up and running from mid-June through mid-October. 2-6 p.m. Thursdays, 111 W B Street, Shoshone. Visit their Facebook page for more information.

Jerome Farmers Market. Located near the historic Mountain View Barn, this market is a haven for local growers, artisans, crafters, bakers, and food vendors. The market runs from mid-June through mid-October. You can find more information (and recipes) on the market’s website. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 382 E 300 S, Jerome.

Gooding Farmers Market. You’ll find plenty of local produce and handmade crafts at this farmer’s market, which runs from 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays. Visit their Facebook page for info on what’s in season. Main Street across from the LDS church, Gooding.

Sprout’s – A Farmer’s Marketplace. This food stand has an ever-changing variety of fresh, local fruits and vegetables from a 20-acre family farm in Buhl — not to mention Cloverleaf Creamery products. Check out their Facebook page to find out what’s in season. Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 1705 Grandview Drive North, Twin Falls.