One of Missoula’s best traditions, the Missoula Farmers Market kicks off this Saturday, May 2nd! Get your butt out of bed and wander down to the XXX’s on North Higgins for some good old fashioned family fun and a killer selection of local produce. Not only do we have one farmers market in Missoula, but we have THREE! The Missoula Farmers Market, The Clark Fork Market and the Missoula People’s Market. Learn about all three below:
Missoula Farmers Market:
Founded in 1972, is a favorite spot for Missoulians, to shop for produce locally grown and fresh picked, to meet friends, to linger with a cup of coffee and to enjoy the old fashioned charm of an open air market. The Missoula Farmers’ Market is an outlet only for vegetables, fruits, flowers, plants, eggs and honey produced in Western Montana.
Opening Day of the 43rd Market Season
The Market will be blooming with fresh produce and bedding plants.
Pinegrass will set the mood with bluegrass and country favorites.
Come enjoy a hot breakfast and the relaxed charm of this Old World Market
8:00-12:30; north end of Higgins by the XXX’s
Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., May 2 through October 31, 2015.
Tuesdays 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., July 7 through September 22, 2015.
Performers are scheduled on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Market opens with fresh local produce, flowers, baked goods and coffee provided by over 100 vendors. Located in Circle Square (at the north end of Higgins Avenue – by the XXX’s) the market will feature early spring vegetables, bedding plants and a wonderful social atmosphere.
Why Shop at the Farmers’ Market?
- Enjoy locally grown goods that have not been shipped across the country
- Enjoy eating foods at the peak of their flavor, ripeness and nutrition
- Enjoy buying plants that are raised by the people who sell them
- Enjoy supporting our local economy by supporting Montana’s producers
Clark Fork Market:
The Clark Fork Market is located under the Higgins Bridge, in the Riverside Parking Lot, just east of Caras Park in downtown Missoula. Hours are Saturdays, 8am until 1pm from the first Saturday in May through the fourth Saturday in October — rain or shine! There is ample FREE parking adjacent to the market at the parking structure on the corner of Front St. and Pattee St. and on the upper and lower levels of the Bank Street Parking Structure (the Millennium Building).
The Clark Fork Market provides a lively and scenic setting for buying locally-produced fruits and vegetables, meats, poultry, fish, organic dairy products, plants, flowers, fresh handcrafted pastas, baked goods, honey, salsa, jams and jellies, wool goods and other wares from area farmers, ranchers and chefs. Breakfast, lunch, espresso, coffee, tea and cold drinks are also available, along with plenty of seating for customers who want to relax and enjoy the festive market atmosphere. Live music adds to the festivities from 10:30am- 12:45pm.
Missoula People’s Market:
The Missoula People’s Market features local artisans and craftsmen bringing you quality crafts and goods. A wide variety of locally made crafts, works of art, clothing, and just about anything else you could dream up.
Here at Draught Works, we love to keep it local. It’s easy to take for granted the great city we live in and all of the opportunities to buy locally produced, quality goods we enjoy. Start at Caras Park or the XXX’s and work your way down. So spend a Saturday morning browsing all of the fabulous products at your fingertips!