The votes are in, and Missoula has come out with a pretty impressive accomplishment to tout. USA Today asked its voters which farmers market scene was the top in the country, and Missoula landed the #4 spot in the list for 2022.
"Celebrating its fiftieth season in 2022, this “gathering of food and friends” is located in downtown Missoula, Montana. Open from May through September, shoppers can find fresh, locally-grown, and produced food from local farmers and small businesses and taste the best of Western Montana offers. Can’t make it to the live market? Shop online for cheeses, baked goods, jams, coffee, and spiced almonds and cashews."
The Missoula Farmers Market is really a can't-miss experience. Even farmers market fanatics leave impressed (and at times a bit surprised in the best possible way) about the sheer size, selection, and atmosphere. The markets are really more than a market. It is a gathering place for the community and friends to join together in celebration of what makes Missoula so special—local food, local eats, local drinks, local crafts. From food trucks to farm raised veggies, fresh pastries to flower bouquets, the market does not leave anything out. Check it our for yourself!
Where: On Higgins Ave downtown by the red XXXXs
When: May-September (8am-12:30pm) and October (9am-12:30pm) on Saturdays / July-September (5-7pm) on Tuesdays
Why: Well, this one is easy... to experience the #4 Farmers Market in the country for yourself!
One is certainly not enough! Did you know that Missoula has not one, not two, but three markets on Saturdays in downtown? It is true! Check out the Clark Fork Market and the Missoula People's Market as well for a fun and full Saturday.