When hearing about a WINTER farmers’ market, you might ask, ‘What the heck grows up here in the winter?!’ Well, not a lot, honestly, BUT there are things other than fresh fruits and veggies to be found at these winter markets. Think jams & jellies, canned or pickled produce, honey, maple syrup (technically not local), coffee & tea, grain, and baked goods of all kinds. You’ll also find eggs (yes, EGGS!), meats, cheeses, and candies. Then of course there are the crafty goods like jewelry, knitted and crocheted items, home decor, and apparel. Bonus: there’s usually live music to enjoy while you’re saying hi to all the friends and neighbors you haven’t seen in a while.
Bozeman Winter Farmers’ Market – most Saturdays 9:00am-12:00pm (October 1st – May 27th)
The Bozeman Winter Farmers’ Market is held at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds Exhibit building 1. The market prides itself on being created by farmers, operated by farmers, and for farmers. It features over 30 vendors each week. You’ll be surprised at how much gets produced in the winter months! Check out their event calendar so you don’t show up on the wrong Saturday:
Livingston Winter Makers Market – February 25th & 26th 10:00am – 4:00pm
Located at the Livingston Depot Center, this makers’ market showcases local and regional artists, each one offering a selection of unique, high-quality goods for sale to the public. The market has a fun community atmosphere with live music. Admission is $1 admission, kids under 12 are FREE. All proceeds will support the Depot’s collections, programs, and activities.
Big Sky Winter Market – 2 Saturdays a month through March 18th, 5:00pm-9:00pm
This year marks the 1st Annual Big Sky Winter Market. Come warm up by the fire, relax and enjoy local artisans, crafters, cottage good makers, and other mountain made businesses at The Wilson Hotel Ballroom & Lobby Lounge. Check out their event page for exact dates: