Buy Idaho News

Learn what is new at Buy Idaho. We will shine the spotlight on our members, share what is happening in our local business communities and announce upcoming events.

We invite you to follow Buy Idaho and our members on our social media pages.
  • May 08, 2019 2:05 PM | Anonymous

    Buy Idaho's staff recently had a chance to sit down with Denise Dixon, Executive Director of IFMA, in anticipation of kicking off the summer Market season. She brought an issue to light that many of us don't, but should, concern ourselves with. Farming is obviously a massive industry in Idaho that affects us all on a daily basis. The farmers markets are an integral part of how many folks get their groceries each week. This helps local small farmers and our community stay in touch. 

    But did you know roughly only a third of our markets in Idaho accept EBT services? Let's put more dollars in the hands of our farmers and more fresh produce in the bellies of all Idahoans!

    Here is a message from Denise about what we can do to help:

    "At this point we have 45 farmers markets in the state of Idaho and we are growing.  I am working with three new markets this month.   As we grow it is important that we provide fresh produce to all of our citizens, but especially to our most vulnerable population,  those that are EBT recipients.  We only have 15 markets that are presently set up to provide EBT services.  When you go to your local farmers market, ask if they accept EBT, if they don;t encourage them to do so.  This also provides an additional income for our farmers.  Our farmers are one of our most valuable resources and they deserve to make a living wage.   Spread the work and  help us grow. "

  • May 06, 2019 1:18 PM | Anonymous

    "Whatever your situation, we can help you gain access to information and connections this month.  

    • Learn about marketing and social media strategies and tactics in our May 7 and May 16 workshops at the Zions Bank BRC.
    • Find out how companies are raising capital by attending the ITC’s Capital Connect Conference on May 8.

    Learn about various funding options and how to prepare for an investor or lender by attending Zions Bank BRC’s Inside Secrets to Funding Your Business on May 14."


    Zions Bank Business Success Academy Workshops


    These complimentary workshops take place from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the 6th floor of the Zions Bank Eighth & Main Building.

    • Tuesday, May 7 Money Making Marketing: How to Reach, Keep and Grow Your Customer Base
    • Tuesday, May 14 Inside Secrets to Funding Your Business
    • Thursday, May 16 LinkedIn® Strategies: Managing Your Brand

    To view a detailed description of each course and to register, visit

    Community Events

    Start and Grow Your Food Business — Presented by Trailhead Boise and Kitchen 2 Shelf

    This information-packed event is designed for those in the early states of a retail food business. You will learn what it takes to build a successful food company.
    This Tuesday evening event will interest those who:

    • Have a packaged food business idea
    • Are currently selling at Farmer’s Markets or other events
    • Want to know what it takes to get on retailer’s shelves
    • Want to be ready to participate in Boise Startup Week’s 2019 Trailmix Event


    Tuesday, May 14


    5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 


    Trailhead Boise
    500 South 8th Street
    Boise, ID  83702




  • May 01, 2019 7:04 PM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)

    The Dirt

    Drink Idaho Wine


    Kicking Off Idaho Wine Month in June

    The Idaho Wine Commission is proud to kick-off Idaho Wine Month in June! Join us all month as we showcase the culture and tastes of Idaho wine. Gather your friends and bring them out to your favorite wineries for exploratory tastings and awesome experiences.

    Come cheers to Idaho Wines with the Idaho Wine Month Kick Off Event on May 31st in the Alley by JUNIPER. Then stroll from lobby to lobby for our inaugural Lobby Hop on June 6th in Downtown Boise! Don't miss your chance to have your favorite bottle of Idaho wine signed by Governor Brad Little on June 7 at Albertsons Market Street in Meridian. 

    For a full list of events during Idaho Wine Month, click here


    Want to Participate?

    Keep up with Idaho Wine Month all June long on social media! Share your wine thoughts and moments using hashtags: #IdahoWines #IdahoWineMonth  #IdahoWinesFlyFree

    Use the hashtag #WeAreIdahoWine on your pictures at Idaho wineries or you enjoying Idaho wines and get entered to win a pair of tickets to Sippin In the City in November! 


    Savor Idaho North

    In our work to support Idaho’s grape growers and wine makers, we build awareness and sales of Idaho wines throughout the state. We depend on member participation to ensure our efforts and events thrive. Interest in Savor Idaho North 2019 has been too low to create a successful event. Because of this, the Idaho Wine Commission has agreed to cancel Savor Idaho North. Reaching consumers throughout the state is important to us, which is why we will still participate in events such as The Festival at Sandpoint and From the Ashes Idaho.




    Moya's Message


    Spring is finally here, which means we are getting much closer to celebrating Idaho Wine Month!

    Savor Idaho tickets are currently sold out, but check out our event calendar to find Mother's Day and other wine-filled events.



    Moya Dolsby


    Dates To Remember

    Mother's Day Winery Events - May 12th

    Idaho Wine Month - June

    Idaho Wine Month Kick Off - May 31

    Lobby Hop - June 6th 

    Governor Little Bottle Signing - June 7th

    Botanical Barre - June 8th

    SOLD OUT - Savor Idaho - June 9th



    Event Calendar

    In the News

    Wine Tour

  • May 01, 2019 7:02 PM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)

    What does your apparel say about your company? Join us for lunch and see the latest trends in company apparel.

    SOLV building, Spring Fling, May 3

    Don't miss our (free!) Spring Fling event!

    Join us for burgers, prizes, and fun!
    May 3, 2019 from 11:30am to 1:30pm at SOLV.
    1960 S. Meridian Road, Meridian, ID
    (click for map & directions)

        More Information & RSVP    



    Carhartt jacket and New Arrivals blouse

    You only get one chance to make a great first impression. Join us for a hands-on view of the latest trends in company apparel, including a NEW Carhartt line!

    Plus: Receive a 10% discount on all Carhartt or New Arrivals orders placed during the event!

    OGIO convert pack and iLuv Alexa speaker

    OGIO Convert Pack
    iLuv Amazon Alexa Speaker

        More Information & RSVP    

    Join us!

  • March 25, 2019 2:11 PM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)

    FRIDAY MARCH 29TH | 6-7:30pm

    just what we all need to relax...


    live musical accompaniment by Chrystalina Sunshine

    90 minute restorative with extended mediation

    Click for Facebook Event details

    Friday / March 29th / 6-7:30 pm

    $30 per person

    $27 for Unlimited SHINE Members

    Contact the studio for discount

    No Experience Needed

    Join SHINE teacher, Carrie Goeddertz for a special Friday night Restorative Yoga class featuring live musical sound journey by Chrystalina Sunshine! This truly unique experience will invoke a sense of depth, sweetness and reflection.

    What is a Sound Journey?

    A sound journey is a meditative musical experience led by sound, song and the energy of the moment. With a foundation of breath, curiosity and inner awareness participants are invited into a state of deep relaxation and tranquility.

    Elemental, ambient instruments including crystal and metal singing bowls, handpan, rattles, chimes and drums are woven together to transport the listener. The journey into this realm of resonance and reflection calms the mind and touches the heart. 

    Click to Register for Restorative & Sound Journey Class

    ⭐️ Restorative Class 7:15pm Wednesdays ⭐️

    Join Margit for a new class at SHINE starting April 3rd!

    Restorative Yoga


    7:15 - 8:15pm

    each week at SHINE Yoga!



    1:30 - 3:30 pm

    with Nola Mandels

    Learning to invert the body is a fun and exhilarating experience. There are plenty of attainable steps, and tools we will work towards, to eventually get upside down!

    All Levels Welcome

    Cost: $25 per person

    Click to Register for Inversions Workshop


    Can we get your vote?!!

    Boise Weekly's nomination window is open now until March 29th. Please add SHINE Yoga Collective so we can earn a spot on the ballot for Boise's Best Yoga Studio!

    xoxo Namaste xoxo

    Click to nominate SHINE at


    We love our Yoga Community!

  • March 20, 2019 12:24 PM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)

    Springing Into a New Vintage of Merlot At Huston Vineyards

    Spring Release at Huston VineyardsThe March wind reminds us that Spring has arrived!  It's time to break out of our winter doldrums and experience something new!   In conjunction with a new event along the Sunnyslope Wine Trail, Huston Vineyards is celebrating our first annual Spring Release Weekend.    Join us as we release our 2016 vintage of Huston Merlot.  This varietal was the very first Snake River Valley series wine Huston Vineyards ever released.  Gregg & Mary planted this varietal as it grows very well in Idaho and has been a signature at Huston ever since.  Our  most recent vintage (2015) sold out in 4 months and acquired many accolades along the way including Idaho Wine Competition Gold Medal and Wine Enthusiast Editor's Choice and 90 point wine to name a few.  As our 2016 hails from the same vineyards as 2015, we think you will want to try it! Saturday and Sunday March 23-24 at Huston VineyardsJoin us at the Tasting Room as we uncork our 2016 vintage!  With just 156 cases this Merlot won't last long.  Spring into the tasting room and enjoy our new wine and some Spring specials available this weekend only.  An Incredible Varietal  for the Snake River ValleyThe Merlot plant embraces the warm sunlight of the Snake River Valley bringing forth rich fruit forward flavors while the cool nights develop structure and tannins in the wine.  Our 2016 vintage has aromas of plum and vanilla with structured flavors of blackberry and cedar while being well balanced with a long and silky finish.  A delicious wine that delights the palate from the first sip!

    April 13th at Huston Vineyards
    Malbec Day is on its way!  Mark your calendars for our annual celebration of Malbec!  Experience this unique event and our newest vintage.  We will taste our limited production 2017 vintage and Gaucho's Food Truck will be on site to offer Empanada's and Argentinean Fare to pair.

    Interested in an Authentic Argentinean Experience?
    How about an Argentinean dinner prepared on open flame before your eyes?  Our Malbec Day Dinner Celebration is the place.  Tickets to this Celebration are just $70/person and include the dinner, an opportunity to taste the 2016 and 2017 vintages and enjoy some original music.  This dinner sells out quickly so get your tickets soon. Tickets available at

    Upcoming Events:
    Spring Release March 23-24
    World Malbec Day April 13
    Rose' Release and Brunch May 10

    March Newsletter General
    16473 Chicken Dinner Rd.
    Caldwell, ID 83607
    Want to change how you receive these emails?
    You can
    update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.


  • March 19, 2019 12:42 PM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)

    McCall/Donnelly Annual Spring Buy 2 Nights Get One FREE Special (2019)

    Getting Spring fever yet? Book your Annual Spring Buy 2 Nights, Get One FREE Special now. Spring is a great time to get out of town and take advantage of this awesome discount! Special may not be available on all units and may include blackout dates on holidays (including but not limited to Memorial Day Weekend). Special is valid on new reservations only. Valid dates vary by unit. Please contact us with any questions and to make your reservations! *Generally limited to 1-free night per reservation. Call today for reservations 800-844-3246

    Salmon Rapids Lodge Special

    Salmon Rapids Lodge Fall and Winter Special. Take advantage of this Special in Riggins, ID at the Salmon Rapids Lodge. We are excited to offer our Fall/Winter special for a Canyon King or 2 Queen Room for just $99 per night + tax and the River View King or 2 Queen for just $110.00 per night + tax. Blackout dates apply from 2/1/2019 - 3/9/2019 (Women with Bait/Salmon Fishing). Call today to book your stay.

    Sun Valley Kids Ski FREE Special - 2019

    Book any Sun Valley/Ketchum area lodging through us at and we can offer you the "Kids Ski FREE" special. For every Adult lift pass, one child skis for free the same number of days. This is valid for kids ages 12 & under.Don't forget that Adult lift tickets are always 20% Off when booking lodging through We have a variety of great hotels, condos and luxury homes available in Sun Valley. Call today to book your lodging through 800-844-3346

  • March 15, 2019 1:29 PM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)


    It's time to celebrate our 1st Birthday as a business!!
    My heart is so full from all the love that I have received and all the new friends I have made.
    Thanks to every one of you!!
    Thanks to all who have shared our story and mission.
    Thanks to all who have purchased from us and all who gifted our products.
    Thanks to all who don't hesitate to send your words of kindness and love our way!
    Thanks for your prayers, encouragements and friendships.

    This 1st year is not just about us, it is about every one of you who is here with us on this journey!!!



    promotion image20190204-92438-6dgkel


    Mission Donut is joining us in this celebration! YAY!!!
    Each local purchase done the rest of March will receive a 6 pack of mini donuts! These are so yummy!
    If you are not local... treats are coming your way with each order too, don't worry!!!

    With love,

  • March 15, 2019 11:08 AM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)


    Are you planning to go away for business or a much-needed vacation and need a safe place to leave your vehicle while you're gone? Did you want to save some money as well?

    Look no further and reserve your park 'n fly arrangements with us! Stay one night at any of our participating hotels and leave your vehicle anywhere from 7 to 14 days, depending on the hotel you choose. Did we mention that with this package you also gain access to a FREE shuttle service that will bring you to AND from the airport! Imagine how much you'll save on those expensive airport parking fees! It's a win-win!

    If you need to keep your car parked longer than the included free nights just ask us when you confirm your reservation. There may be an extra parking charge, but we can usually accommodate. Note: Availability of rates may be limited due to groups or in-house events at the hotel.


    800 844 3246

    208 634 4787

  • March 06, 2019 9:28 AM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)


Buy Idaho

412 South 6th Street, Boise, ID 83702

Toll-Free: 800.743.9549

Phone: 208.343.2582

© 2015 Buy Idaho, Inc. All rights reserved.

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software