Great Falls Farmer’s Market

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Barbara left a nice comment a few days ago, but it deserves to be posted as an entry. Here’s what she wrote:

Well, its been almost a year since David’s first entry about the Great Falls’ Farmer’s Market and all that we have to offer, but what a difference a year makes! In 2007 the Farmer’s Market will be celebrating its 25th season and we have some fun things planned. First, we’re giving away a prize at every (yes, I said every) Farmer’s Market this year! We have some wonderful caps, T-shirts, tote bags and hooded zippered sweatshirts embroidered with our special 25th anniversary logo that will be for sale and we’re going to give away 2 of these at every Market – one to a customer and one to a vendor. Second, to top it off we’re going to have a Grand Prize drawing at the end of each month. What could be better than a Farmer’s Market cap, T-shirt, tote bag or sweatshirt, you ask? Well, how about a kid-size John Deere wagon filled with Farmer’s Market merchandise totaling over $150! And that’s just for the customer. The Grand Prize for the winning vendor is a $150 gift card to the store of their choice!

The Farmer’s Market is the biggest family-friendly social event in Great Falls and it happens every Saturday June through September from 7:45am – noon. And then in mid-July we add a Wednesday evening Market from 4:30 to 6:30pm. All of this happens in beautiful downtown Great Falls in the Civic Center Park. Hope to see you all there!

Barbara Murfield
Chairman
Farmer’s Market Board of Directors
[email protected]

If you’ve never been to the Great Falls’ Farmer’s Market, you should check it out – it is truly a good time.

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  1. If you haven’t been to the Farmer’s Market yet, you’re missing an awesome event. It looks like it’s going to be a banner year for the Market. Our opening day had 109 vendors (the most in over 2 years) and at least 30 of those vendors were first-timers! We’ve had 3 record-setting weeks already and the season has just started. We had so many vendors (122)for week 2 that our market manager was afraid she wouldn’t have room for everyone, but she found space. We have almost 300 vendors – some come every week and some only occasionally – so there’s something new to check out every week. Our vendors sell everything from fresh produce and flowers to baked goods, jams,jellies & honey, handcrafted cards & other paper crafts, wood and metal crafts, fresh frozen meat, fry bread, porkies on a stick, smoothies, potholders, quilts, jewelry, barbeque sauces & rubs, and many other wonderful handcrafted, homemade and homegrown items too numerous to mention.

    But the Farmer’s Market isn’t just about selling “stuff.” The Raks Maya Belly Dancers will be performing on June 30th at 10:30am, the MAFB K-9 unit will be putting on a demonstration (date & time to be announced soon), there are pony rides for the kids, we’re planning a kid’s treasure hunt for later this summer, there are musicians scattered throughout the Market to entertain you, Bluegrass on the Bay tickets are available, you can support literacy outreach by spinning the Tribune’s literacy wheel and winning a prize, and we’re partnering with Get Fit Great Falls to promote their 100-Mile Diet plan. Come on down and enjoy the fun!

    If you are interested in performing or putting on a demo for our patrons, please send an email to [email protected]. We’re always looking for new ways to entertain our patrons and make the Market, bigger, better and more family-friendly than ever. Some entertainers have become so popular that they don’t have time to perform at the Market anymore. What a better way to show off your skills and talents and get recognized.

    The Great Falls’ Original Farmer’s Market is located in the Civic Center Park and we’re open from 7:45am to noon every Saturday from June through September. And starting July 11th we’ll be adding our Wednesday evening Markets from 4:30pm to 6:30pm in Whittier Park on the south side of the Civic Center.

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