“You Can Eat the Scenery” is the motto of the Whitefish Farmer’s Market held each Tuesday evening from May to September in downtown Whitefish.
Since 2005, local farmers, artists, food vendors and musicians make this a fun, family activity enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. Pick up organic produce from local farmers who can tell you about their farm-straight-to-you fresh fruits & vegetables. Pick up locally crafted jewelry, jams & jellies, artwork & crafts. Whitefish Farmer’s Market vendors are vetted that their offerings are locally made making it a unique place to pick up one-of-a-kind souvenirs of your trip to Montana for your friends and family members back home. No run of the mill “I ❤ Montana” made- in-China coffee mugs here. Instead you’ll find locally crafted pottery, hand thrown by a local potter who lives and works in Whitefish.
In addition to great local produce, plant starts, baked goods & art, you can pick up dinner too. Local food trucks sell crepes, pad tai, corn on the cob, kettle corn and handcrafted ice cream (Madagascar Vanilla or Whiskey Pecan anyone?), just to name a few of the offerings. If you want to bring home dessert, the weekly pie auction allows you to buy a pie with proceeds going to a good cause. Adding to the laid back atmosphere of the market, are local musicians who entertain the crowd – a different group, duo or single act each week. From jazz & folk to reggae & rock the variety of musicians who play at the Whitefish Farmer’s Market is as varied as the produce offerings:
Music Schedule for 2013
May 28 – Kelly West (Reggae/Blues)
June 4 – Seventh Worthy (Funko-Politico)
June 11 – Porter Creek (Acoustic trio)
June 18 – Lee Zimmerman (Cello innovator)
June 25 – Dan Dubuque (One man freestyle soul)
July 2 – Sun Raven Band – (Acoustic folk)
July 9 – John Floridis (Missoula based guitarist)
July 16 – Rebop (Jazz trio)
July 23 – Greg Grant (Saxophonist)
July 30 – Jade Merchants (Folk/Country duo)
Aug 6 – Barrel Stove Combo (4 piece Jazz band)
Aug 13 – Fresh Off the Vine (Acoustic trio)
Aug 20 – Tra la Gael (Celtic)
Aug 27 – Brent Jamison (Bluesy/Reggae)
Sept 3 – Donnie & Kleist (Jazz duo)
Sept 10 – Tim Torgerson (Acoustic Indie)
Sept 17 – Moonshine Mountain (Acoustic country rock/bluegrass)
Sept 24 – Nick Spear (Songs in a variety of genres)
Going into its 8th year the Whitefish Farmer’s Market has become a Summer must-do for locals and tourists alike.
2013 Whitefish Farmers Market:
– Dates: each Tuesday from May 28 – Sept 24, 2013
– Times: 5 pm to 7:30 pm
– Location: Central Ave. Downtown, Whitefish between Railroad and Depot Streets
– Cost: FREE!
– Website: www.whitefishfarmersmarket.org
Author: Sarah Stewart