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The minty fresh smell of success (access required)

Potatoes and dairy get a large share of the attention in Idaho, but the state is also the third-largest producer of mint, the sweet-smelling herb used in gum, candy, toothpaste and medicine. The Idaho mint industry—80 percent of which is located in the Treasure Valley—has quietly claimed its place among the top producers of mint oil ...

About Deanna Darr

Deanna Darr has worked as a professional journalist and editor for more than 16 years, writing on a variety of topics for publications across the West. She is based in Boise, Idaho.