Jan. 13, 2016

Canyon County Co-op Set to Open Jan.19

The Canyon County Co-op is set to open its doors to the public next Tuesday, January 19. To say Canyon County is excited for their new co-op is an understatement. Organizers initially anticipated selling 600-700 memberships at $65 apiece by opening day, but approximately 1,500 people had signed up by the end of the first week of January—with more memberships being sold every day. 

Dec. 28, 2014

What to expect at the Canyon County Co-op

In its first week of sales, the Canyon County Co-op sold more than 100 memberships, a third of the way to its goal of selling 300 by the spring, said founding member Sarah Nelson. A group of residents and downtown business owners came together to bring the co-op to Nampa after the Boise Co-op announced in July that it will open its second location in Meridian, despite Nampa’s efforts to bring it farther west. The new co-op will be the fourth in Idaho, according to the Cooperative Grocer Network, along with the Boise Co-op, Pocatello Co-op and Moscow Co-op. The 4,935-square-foot store will be at 1415 First St. S., a building now occupied by Snake River Crossfit, which is moving to a new location in Nampa. It is scheduled to open this summer.

May. 31, 2016

Keeping it Local at the Canyon County Co-op

Five months after the Canyon County Co-op opened in downtown Nampa, the store is ready to take a position as a downtown anchor.

The co-op came together as a small group effort beginning in September 2014. It started with community meetings at the Flying M Coffeegarage, where residents and other downtown businesses cast a vision for what the store could be.

Mar. 14, 2016

Crop Diversity Increases in Canyon County

A turnip seed field south of Lake Lowell is next to a mint field, which is not far from a potato field — and a recently planted field of sorghum and millet.

Farmers in Canyon County grow a lot of crops besides just potatoes.

From 2007 to 2014, the number of crops grown in Canyon County went up 43 percent, according to the CropScape map produced by the National Agriculture Statistics Service. With more than 40 different kinds of crops grown, Canyon County leads the state in crop diversity.

Dec. 5, 2014

​Health Care Boom Keeps Patients in Canyon County

by Jake Alger

With the increase in services, quality care providers and medical centers, Canyon County is keeping more surgeries and procedures in Canyon County.

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