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Despite being a ‘smaller’ capital city, Boise punches above its weight as far as organic food is concerned. The Boise Food Co-op at 888 W. Fort Street is 7th heaven for organic foodies. A full-service organic supermarket, you can find a full range of organic food including a large fresh produce section, a wide range of organic breads, dry goods, eco-friendly cleaning products and an extensive range of health foods. A fantastic deli offers sensational salads, meals, cakes and quiches to either eat in or take away. We tried a slice of spinach and mushroom quiche and some asparagus salad which were both absolutely packed with delicious, fresh flavour. If you are after an impressive array of organic wines then head across the road to the Co-op wine shop where they stock wines from organic wineries in Idaho, Oregon, Washington and California.  If you are in the Hyde Park area and are looking for a gift to take home with you drop into Dunia Marketplace at 1609 N.13th Street where you will find a huge array of locally made and fair trade crafts and gifts. The store is run by friendly volunteers who will happily give you some ideas and tell you where and how there products are made. If you have a car and feel like visiting one of Idaho’s organic wineries (there are only two) then head out to the 3 Horse Ranch Vineyard at 5900 Pearl Road, Eagle where the charming owners Gary and Martha Cunningham will be happy to tell you all about their wines and how they started their certified organic winery on a former alfalfa farm and their desire to create a healthy chemical-free environment for their family. The tasting room is open from Wednesday to Sunday 11am to 6pm and you can try a variety of wines from Cab Sauv, Riesling, Merlot, Chardonnay. The 2008 Reserve Vivacious has been a particular best-seller. 

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Organic Gifts & Homewares/Fairtrade

Organic Grocery Stores

Boise Co-op
Boise Co-op
Where:
888 W. Fort Street
Hours:
M-Sat 9-9, Sun 9-8
Web:
www.boisecoop.com
Contact:
t: +1 208 472 4500
Boise Co-op WIne Shop
Boise Co-op WIne Shop
Where:
915 Nth 8th Street
Hours:
M-Sat 10-8, Sun 10-6
Web:
www.boisecoop.com
Contact:
t: +1 208 472 4519

Organic Wineries