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Monday, October 14, 2019   /   by Natasha McNealy

Caldwell AgVenture Trail

Local non-profit, Destination Caldwell wants to attract more visitors and business to Caldwell and they have done so by opening up a new trail through the Snake River Valley called The AgVenture Trail. 
The new 40-mile loop trail is free and self-guided, which takes you through 12 farms, orchards, pastures and produce stands from Downtown Caldwell, all across the valley. Along the way, visitors can take classes from local farmers, pick produce, stop at 6 farmers' markets, eat some farm-to-fork meals and even go horseback riding. There is so much to do that you can make it a one-day trip or spend the whole weekend there!
This new adventurous experience is really unique to our Boise area as it allows visitors to see, taste and experience food right from the source of where it comes from and really will allow them to appreciate and feel connected to the local farms and land they live on.
It is a way to escape the city and really get your feet wet in the simple-life and meeting loc ...

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Tuesday, October 01, 2019   /   by Natasha McNealy

Boise in the Fall

The City of Trees really gets to show off during the colorful months of fall! The leaves have changed colors and we can’t stop staring out our windows at the beauty. There are so many fun things to do in Boise during these autumn months and it’s the city’s time to thrive. Here are some fun fall things you can do around town this month to celebrate the most beautiful time of the year.


1. Sunset Hike Up Camels Back - just 10 minutes from downtown, this Boise staple has unbelievable 360-degree panoramic scenic views. It is 11 acres of developed land that has several miles of trails along the ridge and boasts a park that is loved by the locals and a great spot for a picnic before the sunset views.
2. Capital City Public Market - many cities have seasonal farmer's markets, but not here in Boise! Our Public Market is open through fall and December. Lined up on the streets of downtown near the Capitol, every Saturday from 9:30 am- 1:30 pm, you’ll find local produ ...

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Monday, September 16, 2019   /   by Natasha McNealy

Home Solar Panels

Have you been curious about the benefits of installing solar panels into your home? We’re here to dive into the facts about what installing solar panels can do for you, your family, your wallet and the environment!
Solar panels are a way to lower and offset energy costs in your home, provide clean energy and to reduce your home’s carbon footprint on the world - all while supporting local businesses and contributing to an environmental impact.
The biggest benefit to installing solar panels are, of course, reducing and saving money on your monthly energy bills. In fact, in a fine-weather place like Boise, you are actually likely to produce more energy and power for your house than you actually consume (especially in our summer months). Even when the weather is cloudy, the solar panels can still draw in energy from indirect or diffused sunlight and still will be able to power your home. 
Not only will you be saving money on your monthly bills but you will also be able ...

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Monday, September 02, 2019   /   by Natasha McNealy

Fall Gardening

Gardening and knowing when to plant certain produce during each season of the year can be overwhelming. If you wanted some vegetables to harvest this fall, you most likely needed to have had them planted this past spring and summer. However, all hope is not lost and the gardening season isn’t quite over just yet. There are still certain vegetables that you can sow this autumn in order to harvest them this winter or have ready next spring. 
Here is what you can sow this fall:

1. Garlic - it is fairly easy to grow garlic since they have a long growing season and will be ready to harvest next summer. 
2. Spring Onions - if sowed by early autumn, these can be ready to harvest by early spring. 

3. Perpetual Spinach - this will produce a large amount of ‘cut and come again’ crop and if planted by early autumn, can produce a great supply for you all winter and into summer! 

4. Onions and Shallots - like garlic, they are easy to grow and require ...

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Monday, August 26, 2019   /   by Natasha McNealy

After School Snacks


Since it’s finally back to school season, here are some healthy snack ideas for that after school hunger that will always be a crowd-pleaser. The best part is, if you make these ahead of time, it’s the perfect afternoon snack during your workday as well!

Apple Sandwiches - fun to make and delicious to eat!

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