Friday, October 1, 2010


Take a drive from any direction and be sure to end up in Garden Valley for great shopping, good eats & drink, camping, B&Bs, cute motels, fun on the rivers, and most importantly, down-home traditonal western history . It's a perfect place & time to buy Real Estate in this beautiful valley, from our many agents & brokers.


Saturday's special event is the 7th Annual Fiber & Fabric Faire, presented by the Garden Valley Quilting Society. This is not to be missed by anyone, whether you melt at the touch and sight of luxurious hand-spun yarns of wool, alpaca, silk and llama, or you know someone who is--gifts that you can't resist and will make someone swoon will be available.

Gorgeous handmade quilts, quilting fabrics and quilted products will be on display for sale. Spinning, weaving and knitting supplies and a roomful of creative merchandise for your home and wear offer a veritable cache of treasures by skilled Idaho fiber artists.

The Queen-Size Quilt, pictured here in miniature, will be raffled off on Saturday. Each fiber artist has also created and donated one item each, to be be raffled . Purchase your tickets at the faire. All proceeds go to Crouch Volunteer Ambulance and the GV Library Fund.

The faire is being held in the Multi-Purpose Room at GV School at 1053 Banks Lowman Road (close to the Chevron), Saturday, October 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

High school students will be having a bake-sale, so be sure to stop and pick up some treats.


The Longhorn Bar & Grill, Wild Bill's Bistro, The Dirty Shame, a Burger at Annie's on Banks Lowman Road (toward Banks), farther up Middle Fork Road is Terrace Lakes breakfast, lunch and dinner in Garden Valley!

Our shops offer stylish clothing, jewelry, linens, books, gifts and the Trading Post has a great variety to choose from.


Bargains galore are a short drive or walk up Middle Fork Road, just past GV Fitness, to the Senior Center. Fall clothing for all ages, housewares, gifts and books come for small change. Go in for a smile and come out with the best deal in town.


ADULTS $7 UNDER 10, $3 AND FAMILY DEAL $5 EACH...make this your home-away-from home for games in a comfy setting.

Photos, top to bottom: Faire Raffle Quilt, Longhorn Deck, Red Rooster deal--check the chicken!, start shopping at Dahlia's and work your way down, Mary Jo Ewing is just one great reason to go to Bill's.

Greg and Gerold at The MERC in Crouch wanted to highlight some new items in the store for you!
Western Family single serve pizzas – in their frozen section. $1.39 each - great snack item.
Crank powered lanterns – powerful led lighting powered by a crank – no batteries needed. Only $16.99.
Glass leaf design candle holders and Leaf design glass plates – great value and look.
Strawberries continue to be excellent and are in at a great price $1.89.
Peaches have been very tasty and you can’t beat 89 cents a pound!
Corn is still at 3 for $1.00 through this weekend (10/2-3).
Cantaloupe has been sweet all Summer and is still coming in locally at 49 cents a pound.
Grocery items
The canned pumpkin shortage is ending. This week they received 30 oz cans of Libby’s canned pumpkin and 15 oz cans organic pumpkin.

Gluten free items - Newest items include the entire line of Sun Flour Mills baking flours (this is an Idaho Company currently selling at the Boise CoOp and Paul’s Market in McCall. They were able to get the product for the same price offered at these other retailers, so now you don’t have to leave the valley to enjoy Sun Flour Mills Gluten Free mixes.

As a reminder, The MERC carries gluten free frozen items, gluten free dairy items, gluten- free cookies and even gluten-free ice cream; bread can be ordered.
Happy Eating!

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