Shop at your local farmers market where you will find the freshest food available and support the Montana tradition of the family farm. Markets play a valuable role in promoting healthy local economies and communities in Montana. While shoppers enjoy the freshness and taste of locally grown foods, vendors gain greater value for their product and circulate their earnings through the local economy.
You will get exceptional taste and freshness, strengthen your local economy, safeguard your family health, and protect the environment. Best of all, you'll get to know your local farmer and learn about how your food is grown.
Visit www.farmersmarkets.mt.gov to get the latest 2016 information on Montana farmers markets with hours and locations. With questions about Farmers Markets, contact our staff (see below).
The Montana Department of Commerce also has a great listing of Montana Farmers Markets.
Small and Medium-sized Producers. Farmers markets are often the first point of entry into the marketplace for small and medium-sized producers. Farmers markets help small and medium-sized producers incubate their businesses, develop and test new product lines, obtain better prices for high-value product than alternative distribution channels, and obtain a reliable source of farm income.
Consumers. Farmers markets allow consumers to have access to locally-produced, healthful farm-fresh food, to develop face-to-face relationships with the farmers who grow the food, and the opportunity to contribute directly to local farm viability.
The Community. Farmers markets often serve as an integral part of creating robust local economies, thriving neighborhoods and vibrant civic design plans. They also provide easier access to fresh, healthful food in communities where access to fresh, nutritious food may be otherwise limited.
For additional ways to experience authentic Montana agriculture, such as working farms & ranches, fairs, and pumpkin patches, visit our Agritourism page.
AERO’s Abundant Montana Directory is a great resource for locating for sustainably produced food, farm products and businesses. This comprehensive online directory allows users anywhere to find and explore sustainable farms, ranches, local food, farmers markets, agritourism opportunities, and more!
Montana Department of Agriculture
302 North Roberts
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-5425
Fax: (406) 444-9442
Published: May 9, 2011 1:45:00 PM MDT.
Last Modified: May 11, 2016 11:20:34 AM MDT