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Celebrate American Craft Beer Week in Idaho!

For a state that is one of the country’s leading producers of hops and barley, only 31 beer-making businesses are scattered across Idaho, bringing the count close to its peak in 1888 (pre-prohibition) when there were 33 breweries across the territory.  Today, Idaho  brew masters are brewing a “boutique style” of liquid gold that is becoming […]

Be A Star and Win Prizes!

Idaho’s spring/summer marketing campaign, My ID, showcases Idaho’s beauty and abundant recreation with entertaining, interactive videos.  Go to www.visitidaho.org/my-id and put yourself, family and friends into these amusing Idaho adventure videos. –You Know You’re in Idaho If….(Fun bits about Idaho) –The Adventurers (Be a super hero on an Idaho vacation) –Agent 208 (Spy Adventure) –Are We There Yet? (Family Vacation) […]

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Idaho Wine Country

Throughout Idaho, wineries are offering special Valentine’s Day activities including tastings, chocolates and gourmet cheese. Below is a selection of the wineries open to celebrate Valentine’s Day. For more winery events, information and directions, please visit www.idahowines.org.     44th Street Wineries 107 1/2 E. 44th Street
 Garden City, Idaho 83714 Celebration on February 14th from 6:30-10pm […]

The Spirits of Idaho

Idaho spirit makers are a rare breed. They are industrious, persistent, perfectionistic — and they are few. There are only five in the state. Yet Idaho’s liquors are delightfully fresh and adventurous libations, from the zing of Bardenay gin to the silkiness of Blue Ice potato vodka. Idaho spirits are a small piece of what’s […]

Locavore’s Thanksgiving

Idaho has long been known for its local beef, lamb, pork, trout and elk…but now you can buy locally grown and processed turkey for your holiday feast. Several Idaho Preferred® members are making turkey available for area Locavores.  A+ Turkey Ranch produces organic free range turkeys on the southern slopes of the Picabo hills near […]

Bountiful Beautiful: A 300-mile Culinary Odyssey Through the Inland Northwest. Harvest Idaho, One Bite at a Time

Warren and I have always wanted to visit eastern Washington and northern Idaho. So off we went, on a 300- mile culinary odyssey through “The Inland Northwest.” Our agenda: Exploring, feasting, and wine tasting. Starting in beautiful Spokane, then driving into northern Idaho, golden wheat fields, elegant mountains, and sparkling lakes awed us.   We […]

October Fests! Harvest Idaho, One Bite at a Time.

With harvest festivals, trick-or-treating, bonfires, haunted houses, corn mazes and scarecrow strolls, there is plenty to entertain all ages during an October visit to Idaho. Spooks, chills, and kiddy thrills — take your pick! The Northwest’s largest theme park, Silverwood, becomes Scarywood Haunted Nights during the month of October.  The theme park you thought you knew just became […]

Hello Wine World. Harvest Idaho, One Bite at at Time

The Snake River American Viticultural Area (AVA) is one of the new kids on the block in the world of U.S. wine scene and is a bit of a mystery to the majority of American wine consumers. This is because the wineries of the area do not seem to have the size, capacity, or capabilities […]

Simply Irresistible Sweet Pears. Harvest Idaho, One Bite at a Time

Spherical, bell-shaped, tawny red, golden yellow, celadon green – Pears!  They are in season!  Skins on – skins off, whole, quartered or thinly sliced, pears are an irresistible sweet, juicy fruit that is easy on you palate and begs to be added to deserts, appetizers or libations.  Give these recipes a try.  Lattice-Crust Pear Pie ( Epicurious) Serves […]

Celebrate! Harvest Idaho, One Bite at a Time

Celebrate Idaho’s Harvest September is Idaho Preferred Month, bringing awareness to the fact that fall is the peak of harvest season in Idaho. Locally produced fruits, vegetables, wines, meats, breads, dairy products and specialty foods are plentiful and easy to enjoy at Idaho restaurants and farmers markets.   In August and September, peaches and plums […]