Signs of spring are popping up all over the Wood River Valley; it’s 65 degrees, shoots are emerging from the ground, and Idaho’s Bounty is selling more than squash and potatoes – greens are here!

In celebration of local food, Idaho’s Bounty is hosting its second annual locavore festival. Each week, an area restaurant that prioritizes local food will be featured. Restaurants will offer a special local menu for the week made with fresh, sustainably produced food from Idaho’s Bounty Co-op.

Up first, chef Tyler Stokes of Globus will be serving  Idaho black beluga lentil salad and braised organic Lave Lake Lamb massaman curry. Both sound delicious and we hope to try them. We’ll keep you updated on the festival as different restaurants are featured.

Ciro, Globus, Glow, Ketchum Grill, and CKs will all be featured over the next few weeks. Punchcards will be available at each restaurant, and with three punches you can be entered into a drawing for a $35 gift certificate good at Idaho’s Bounty Co-op. If you get punches from all 5 restaurants,  you’ll be entered to win a $55 gift certificate. Happy locavore dining!