WSE’s Livingston Farmers Market
Western Sustainability Exchange’s Livingston Farmers Market kicks off its summer 2019 season in Livingston, Montana, on Wednesday, May 29th.
(See “Livingston Farmers Market” in “Programs” for more information on sponsoring events or being a vendor.)
Come rain, shine - or wind, this summer’s free Farmers Market runs each Wednesday from 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm from May 29th through September 18th, at Miles Band Shell Park, next to the Livingston Civic Center. Special Event Days will include: May 29 - Wildfire Preparedness Day; June 5 - Kids Day/Yellowstone Ballet School; June 19 - Community Health Day; July 3 - Independence Day; July 10 - GIVE A HOOT Park County Fundraising Drive Kickoff Day; July 31 - Fitness Day: Mind, Body & Soul; Aug. 7 - Art at the Market; and, Aug. 21 - Eat Local Day.
Musical Performers will include: May 29 - Park High School Jazz Department; June 5 - Shelly Besler Kersbergen; June 12 - Mathias; June 19 - Leif Christian; June 26 - Naughty Pine; July 3 - Derek Ivester and Eric Wink; July 10 - Brian Ernst; July 17 - The Boomerangs; July 24 - Little Jane; July 31 - Sarah Price; Aug. 7 - Emily Grace; Aug. 14 - Open Range; Aug. 21 - Raven Roshi; Aug. 28 - TractorBeam; Sept. 4 - Swingly Jazz Trio; Sept. 11 - Mixed Tape Bank; Sept. 18 - Paul Lee Kupfer.
Starting July 3, WSE will begin distributing $50 vouchers to low-income senior citizens through the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program while supplies last. Last year 50 seniors used the vouchers to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables and honey.
Our new Market Manager is Shannan Mascari, and assisting her with the market are WSE Communications Coordinator Janette Barnes, Market Assistant Addie Pittman and Interns Allison and Emily Cooley.
WSE has operated the Livingston market since 2002. In the ensuing years, music and special event days have been added, and the market has exploded in number of vendors and community engagement, growing from 30 vendors to over 230 vendors last year. “This free to the public market now features prepared food vendors, locally brewed beer, arts, crafts, baked goods, and farm and ranch products featuring the freshest, healthiest food our region has to offer,” Erickson said. “Last year the market generated nearly $250,000 in sales for vendors in just 16 weeks,” Erickson added. “I don’t know of another economic development strategy that benefits as many people and keeps the money circulating in our community.”
WSE would like to thank all our sponsors and vendors! For more information on the market, please call the Farmers Market Manager, Shannan Mascari, at 406-222-0730 or go tp https://www.westernsustainabilityexchange.org/lfm for more information.