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Lt. Governor Cooney to kick off Capitol Square Farmers Market

Lt. Governor Cooney to kick off Capitol Square Farmers Market

Market officially starts 6/12 and will run 2:30-6:30 every Tuesday

Helena, Mont. – Visitors to the State Capitol, state employees and local food lovers now have another opportunity to pick up fresh, local produce, Made in Montana products, and other goods during the week. The Capitol Square Farmers Market, sponsored by St. Peter’s Health and Allegiance Benefit Plan Management, will officially kick off it’s second season Tuesday June 12th from 2:30-6:30 pm in the Capitol south oval parking lot. Lt. Governor Mike Cooney will help kick things off by distributing reusable grocery bags to the first 50 attendees.

“The Capitol Square Farmers Market is a great opportunity for folks to access fresh, local foods during the week,” said Lt. Governor Cooney. “It also gives our local producers another market option for their products and it gives us a chance to showcase made-in-Montana products and the Capitol square, which is a popular spot for tourists and state employees alike.”

The Capitol Square Farmer’s Market will run every Tuesday (except holidays) from 2:30-6:30 pm. Those interested in being a vendor should contact Julia Gustafson, Capitol Square Market Manager at

The Montana Department of Agriculture’s mission is to protect producers and consumers, and to enhance and develop agriculture and allied industries.