The Missoula Farmers' Market has always done a lot with a little. Our budget is currently under $50,000. And we're able to provide a venue for local farmers and entrepreneurs to make a living and grow their businesses. We distribute tens of thousands of dollars in SNAP/Double SNAP, WIC, and Senior Coupons each season so everyone can benefit from healthy, local food. We provide a welcoming community space complete with musical accompaniment on Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings. We are a venue for health education and a forum for local nonprofits and government agencies to connect with the public.
And there's so much more we can accomplish with your support!
We've always funded our operations from the fees paid by vendors. With rising costs and expanded goals, we are looking to diversify our revenue streams so we can keep vendor fees as reasonable as possible.
Our goal is to raise $2500 during Missoula Gives from at least 15 donors. If we reach 15 donors by 7pm this evening, we are eligible to receive funds from the Stretch Pool, so every gift of any size is important! Thank you in advance for your generosity.
Join us by the XXXX's for our First Saturday Market!Come celebrate our start to the 2022 season, which happens to be our 50th anniversary! We are welcoming old and new vendors that will provide so many local products to our Missoula community. Market is Saturday, May 7th from 8am-12:30pm. We will have music, an ATM, hot foods, seating, and much more. Come visit us at the information booth across from the XXXX's if you have any questions!
We're proud to welcome LC Staffing as a Sustaining sponsor of the Missoula Farmers' Market. Their sponsorship demonstrates their commitment to community growth and prosperity, localism, sustainability, economic development, and entrepreneurship. Visit this link to find out more about our sponsorship program>>
Are you interested in becoming a Missoula Farmers' Market vendor? If so, we would like to invite you to our upcoming vendor meeting on Sunday, April 3rd from 1-3pm in Cooper Room A on Missoula Public Library's 4th Floor . For the first hour or so farmers market leadership and partners will give an overview of our upcoming 50th anniversary season and benefit programs such as SNAP/Double SNAP, Senior Coupons, WIC and Prescription Produce. Then we'll leave time for a Q&A session, and finally there will be the opportunity for folks to sign up and pay for their spots via cash, check or the online portal.
You can sign up for the vendor meeting at https://forms.gle/oo6Tjftc3Mbp6kEXA, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know that you would like to attend. If you would like to participate remotely, let us know. We plan to set up videoconferencing for the meeting.
Hope to see you there!
The Missoula Farmers' Market's Tuesday Evening Market will be back this year, starting July 5th and running through September 26th from 5-7pm. We're now accepting applications; visit www.missoulafarmersmarket.org/become-a-vendor.html for more information and to apply.
We're pleased to announce that thanks to supporters like you, Missoula Farmers' Market secured the 4th spot on USA Today's 10 Best Farmers' Market competition. A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. What a great way to commemorate our 50th season, which opens on Saturday, May 7th.