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 29th to Sept. 11th, 2019 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 unless it’s a certified service dog wearing its vest (and we’ve been told therapy dogs do not count as service dogs). 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 special events & music, click here. We’re still working on this year’s schedule.
If you are a vendor who wants a booth, please see the forms above on the right.
If you’d like to follow us on Facebook, the Livingston Farmers Market now has its own page at https://www.facebook.com/Livingston-Farmers-Market-108693092565965/.
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 Brian Beckner, the Park County Environmental Health Specialist, at (406) 222-4145 or (406) 223-1189 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Are you interested in accepting SFMNP coupons? It’s a simple process, but you must attend one of the trainings that will be announced as soon as we hear the dates. If you have questions or cannot make these trainings, you may contact Jacqueline Stoeckel about SFMNP at (406)444-6061 or email@example.com. Please take a moment to get familiar with the Cottage Food Law. Here are the DPHHS 2018 Farmers' Market Guidelines for food sales.
Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program
2019 marks the eleventh 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 will be handed out to qualified seniors at WSE's booth at the Livingston Farmers Market beginning on July 3rd 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 qualified seniors on July 3rd, 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