Stock up on local goods at area farmers’ markets
After an isolating spring, farmers’ market season has returned to Bozeman and the surrounding communities. Here’s a look at some of the local markets where you can find garden-fresh produce, awesome food, novelty items, and more physically distanced offerings.
Formerly held at Bogert Pavilion, the rebranded Bozeman Farmers’ Market continues on Tuesday evenings in Lindley Park. Market hours are from 5–8pm through September 8th. Dedicated to the promotion of local growers, artisans, crafters, nonprofits, small businesses, food artisans and musicians, this local favorite is a fantastic way to support our community. These markets feature fresh produce from local farmers, arts & crafts, dinner options and more. Grab some groceries, get that gift made locally for an upcoming birthday, and kick back with a bite under the summer sky!
Western Sustainability Exchange’s Livingston Farmers Market is held Wednesday nights in Miles Band Shell Park through September 16th. The event begins at 4:30pm with an At-Risk Patrons shopping hour, and continues until 7:30pm for all market-goers. This destination event features locally grown produce and meats, baked goods, prepared foods, beer, arts and crafts vendors, and much more! It’s a great place to stock up on locally grown foods, shop from local artisans, or just relax and enjoy the view of the Yellowstone River and Absaroka Mountains.
Also on Wednesdays, the Big Sky Farmers Market takes over Town Center’s Fire Pit Park from 5–8pm through August 26th. Every year, numerous vendors including local and regional farmers, professional artisans, young artists and entrepreneurs, and community organizations come together to help foster and maintain a market that’s true to Big Sky mountain culture. Expect to find fresh produce, herbs, plants, flowers, baked goods, art, jewelry, and clothing, as well as Montana-made products like antler art, woodworking, and so much more.
Beginning July 9th, Belgrade Community Market returns to Lewis & Clark Park for its fourth annual summer series. The weekly market will continue on subsequent Thursday evenings from 4–7pm through September 10th. The region’s newest market provides a venue for homemade, handmade, and homegrown vendors to sell their local products. The weekly event provides the community with a fun, family friendly setting to buy produce and local goods from their neighbors.
The original Gallatin Valley Farmers’ Market is held Saturday mornings from 9am–noon through September 12th. The market takes place at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds in Bozeman. Serving the community for more than four decades, the Gallatin Valley Farmers’ Market provides an opportunity and location for numerous local vendors of homemade food, handmade crafts, and locally grown produce to market, display and sell their goods to promote economic well-being and support the development of home-based businesses.
All markets are FREE of admission, so be sure to attend one of these awesome weekly events this summer in support of your fellow citizens!
Please note: event organizers have made various adjustments to market format in accordance with regional health directives. Social distancing, wearing face masks, and staying home when sick are strongly encouraged. Follow your market of choice on social media for event updates. Announced dates subject to change. •