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New farmers market open in St. Ignatius

ST. IGNATIUS – The Mission Falls Farmers Market is just getting started this year and it’s growing well, according to Market Master Rose Bear Don’t Walk. 

She said the market started out with three vendors and a couple more vendors drop in each week on Fridays from 5-7 p.m. It’s located on Mountain View Drive in The Golden Yoke parking lot. 

“It’s a great market and we hope it continues to grow,” she said.

Lavender from Rocky Mountain Lavender sat bright and purple in a bucket. Several containers were filled with of hand-made soap from Bubble Goat Soap. Glacier Tilth Farm of Dixon had a basket of eggplants and other vegetables. 

“This is a sweet little market,” said Matthew Whyatt, co-owner of Glacier Tilth Farm.

Ginger Roots Farm had a special on basil and tomatoes alongside other vegetables including a lemon cucumber. Greenblade Farm brought in herbs, flowers and vegetables. 

Several of the vendors take vouchers from the Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC) and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupons, available through the Lake County Health Department. The market is also working on getting a debit card machine for next year. 

If anyone is interested in being a vendor, call Bear Don’t Walk at 406-529-8002 or leave a message on Facebook. The market closes Sept. 8.

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