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“Idaho Farmers Energized By Opening Of Whole Foods”

The recent opening of a Whole Foods store in Boise has energized producers in the region.

“It’s a big deal for the local producers in this state,” said Arlie Sommer of Purple Sage Farms, an organic farm in Middleton that sells herbs, potatoes and winter squash to the store.

Whole Foods, a national supermarket chain headquartered in Austin, Texas, features organic and naturally produced food items and touts its array of locally produced products.

Nate Jones, owner of King’s Crown Organic Farm, a 600-acre organic farm near Glenns Ferry, said the store is paying good prices for his winter squash, potatoes and onions.

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