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Welcome to the Farmers Market Portal on the Montana Department of Agriculture website. This portal includes resources and community-building features for Montana Farmers Market Managers.

Use the Farmers Market Portal area of the main menu or the links below to access resources on market-related topics. Questions, comments and suggestions can be emailed to farmersmarkets@mt.gov. Technical issues or questions can be directed to Montana Department of Agriculture Web Developer Justin Ringsak at JRingsak@mt.gov.

Just getting started with your Farmers Market? Check out Starting a Farmers' Market in Montana, a complete guidebook from NCAT, AERO and USDA.

Click here to email farmersmarkets@mt.gov with questions and suggestions to be shared on the portal.

Update Your Farmers Market Listing

  • If you see updates that need to be made to your listing, please go to the Abundant Montana Directory at aeromt.org/abundant and click on Submit/Update a Listing on the top of the page.
  • Once updated, email farmersmarkets@mt.gov to let us know so that we can update your listing in Montana Department of Agriculture and other partner materials.

Join the Montana Farmers Market Manager Group on Facebook

The Montana Farmers Market Manager Group on Facebook is a great place to ask questions, get support, and share info and resources to manage a successful market. If you have a Facebook account, it's easy to join:

  • Send an email to farmersmarkets@mt.gov to request an invitation, OR
  • Search for Montana Farmers Market Managers in Facebook Groups and request to join.

Farmers Market News

Ventenata Added to Montana Noxious Weed List

Learn to identify ventenata in the field

Ventenata Added to Montana Noxious Weed List

Helena, Mont. – The Montana Department of Agriculture has updated its noxious weed list to include ventenata (Ventenata dubia). The Noxious Weed Listing Workgroup recommended adding ventenata to the Priority 2A list at its meeting on March 21, 2019. The amendment was adopted on June 21st, 2019. Priority 2A weeds are common in isolated areas in the State and require eradication or containment where less abundant. Management can be prioritized by the local weed districts.

2019 Montana Food Show Vendors - Still Time to Register

Final deadline for vendor registration extended to August 16th

2019 Montana Food Show Vendors - Still Time to Register

The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) will be hosting the third annual Montana Food Show September 27, 2019 at MSU’s Brick Breeden Fieldhouse in Bozeman. Interested in being a 2019 Vendor? Click here for online Vendor Registration.

2019 Montana Beverage Show Buyer Registration Now Open

Beverage show will be held November 4, 2019 at the Delta Hotels Marriott Helena Colonial in Helena

2019 Montana Beverage Show Buyer Registration Now Open

The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) will be hosting the first annual Montana Beverage Show November 4, 2019 at the Detla Hotels Marriott Helena Colonial in Helena.

You’ve asked for it and we’re making it happen! When surveyed, an overwhelming majority of respondents were interested in participating in a Montana Beverage Show. Out of that group, 80% said they were ready for a show in 2019! This show is aimed at connecting Montana beverage makers with buyers looking for these types of products.

You can expect to see:

  • Breweries
  • Distilleries
  • Wineries
  • Cideries
  • Meaderies
  • And more!

Buyer registration is now open - click here to learn more and start the registration process.

Questions about the show? Contact Charsi Workman at (406) 444-5425 or charsi.workman@mt.gov.

To suggest an item for the Farmers Market News feed, email web admin Justin Ringsak at JRingsak@mt.gov