Livingston Farmers Market
In 2002, Western Sustainability Exchange assumed the role of organizer of the Livingston Farmers Market. In the ensuing decade, music and special event days were added, and the market has exploded in number of vendors and community engagement. The market now features prepared food vendors, locally brewed beer, arts and crafts, baked goods, and farm and ranch products featuring the freshest, healthiest food our region has to offer. It generates nearly $250,000 for the local economy each year. To read more about the impact of the Livingston Farmers Market, you can check out our fact sheet here.
Every Wednesday 4:30 to 7:30 pm
May 30th to Sept. 19th, 2018 at Miles Band Shell Park (rain or shine)
Please read our FAQs first if you're interested in a booth!
Dogs and smoking are prohibited. There is a city ordinance stating that dogs are not allowed at the park during events without a special permit. Since cars heat up very quickly on hot days, please leave your dogs in the comfort of your home. Unfortunately, we can no longer allow balloons at the Livingston Farmers Market due to the hazard to the wildlife in the park, lagoon and river.
Sponsoring a Special Day or music at the farmers market is a great opportunity to link your organization's name with the Livingston Farmers Market. You can help build community and promote your business. Contact Miranda at the office or download the sponsorship flyer on the right for more information. You can even propose your own Special Day theme if you don't see one you like!
For a schedule of last year's events & music, click here. This year's will be announced later. We're currently booking bands.
If you are a vendor who wants a booth, please see the forms above on the right. Our vendor information meeting will be held at the Livingston Food Resource Center at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2nd.
Prepared Food Vendors:
Anyone selling food needs to follow the Farmers' Market Guidelines put out by Montana's DPHHS Food & Consumer Safety Section. If you need to be licensed or have any questions about these guidelines, you may contact Melanie Shaw from the FCSS at (406)444-2823 or MShaw2@mt.gov. You can download Park County's food license application here. If you want to sell prepared food, you need to contact us beforehand. We have a limited amount of space for prepared food vendors, and we have a waiting list. Please read the Food Vendor Regulations to see if you meet all the requirements first. Prepared food vendors will be charged a $1 per week trash disposal fee in additional to their regular booth fee.
Are you interested in accepting SFMNP coupons or WIC checks? It’s a simple process, but you must attend one of the trainings that will be held on Friday, April 13th at 2:00 p.m. at the Gallatin City-County Health Department Room at 215 West Mendenhall or Saturday, April 14th at 9:00 a.m. at the Bozeman Senior Center at 807 North Tracy. If you have questions or cannot make these trainings, you may contact Jacqueline Stoeckel about SFMNP at (406)444-6061 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Meredith McDonald about WIC at (406)582-3164 or Meredith.McDonald@gallatin.mt.gov. The last Cottage Food Law took effect in 2015. Please take a moment to get familiar with it. Here are the DPHHS 2017 Farmers' Market Guidelines for food sales.
Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program
2017 marks the ninth year that WSE is bringing the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program to Park County. This program makes $50 in vouchers available to low-income senior citizens for the purchase of fresh, locally grown vegetables, fruits, herbs, and honey at the farmers market. Coupons are handed out at WSE's booth at the Livingston Farmers Market beginning the first Wednesday of July on a first come, first served basis until we run out.
Will you work for food?
We'll start issuing Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers to seniors on July 4th, and we'll need volunteers to work in the booth between 4:30 and 7:30 helping seniors fill out the applications and going over the rules. We'll buy you dinner and can guarantee a good time will be had by all! Email Miranda Bly to sign up.
Program Contact: Miranda Bly 406.222.0730, ext. 1