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Articles with the Tag: Farmers market

Senior coupons available

LAKE COUNTY — It’s that time of year again. People age 60 or older, within certain income guidelines, are eligible for $50 coupons to spend at Lake County farmer’s markets. You can purchase Montana grown vegetables, fruit, cut herbs and raw honey with the coupons. We are encouraging seniors...

Farmers markets open under new COVID-19 guidelines Farmers markets open under new COVID-19 guidelines

RONAN – They held the first farmers market of the season in Ronan last Thursday and everything looked like business as usual, but a closer inspection revealed a few differences this year. Reducing the spread of the COVID-19 virus created the need for social distancing guidelines at farmers markets t...

Local farmers markets adapt to coronavirus Local farmers markets adapt to coronavirus

In the summer, the Mission Valley is full of fresh produce and meat made available at farmers markets; however, the current pandemic has imposed an air of uncertainty on plans for this summer’s farmers market season.  Administrators of farmers markets in the area are working to find ways to kee...

LCCDC hires new executive director LCCDC hires new executive director

RONAN – Jim Thaden is the new leader at the helm of Lake County Community Development Corporation. In his position, Thaden will head the multi-faceted organization to advance development in the area.  “I’ve done this kind of work all my life, and it’s a real treat when you get...

Fresh Fresh

Tomatoes are ripe, zucchinis are plentiful and cucumbers are waiting to be pickled. After a relatively cold, wet growing season, local farmers have fruits and vegetables to show for their work. Farmers markets across the county are the place for locals to sample the Mission Valley's bounty. The Polson Far...

Coupons, SNAP benefits increase access to farmers market foods Coupons, SNAP benefits increase access to farmers market foods

LAKE COUNTY– Food from the farmers market is fresh and supports local producers, but it can be expensive. Local organizations are taking measures to help residents indulge in fresh, local food regardless of financial constraints.  “Farmers are really into getting fresh food that they just...

Mission Falls Market vendors called to duty Mission Falls Market vendors called to duty

News from the Board of  Directors for Mission Falls Market ST. IGNATIUS —  It’s almost community market time. Our first market for 2019 will take place on May 24, at our new location in the Good Old Days Park.  On May 16, we will host a vendor meeting and park clean-up at 5...

Mission Falls Market to host garlic festival

News from the Mission Falls Market ST. IGNATIUS – The Mission Falls Market Garlic Festival will be held Sept. 28 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Good Old Days Pavilion in St. Ignatius. This free family event celebrates community and fall harvest abundance by offering a locally grown and prepared meal, ...

National Farmers Market Week celebrated locally National Farmers Market Week celebrated locally

LAKE COUNTY – Although the time has past for National Farmers Market Week, Aug. 5 to 11, it’s not too late to support local markets across the county. “We are in the produce season,” said Rosie Goldich, food and agriculture coordinator with the Lake County Community Development Cor...

St. Ignatius farmers market offers double SNAP credit St. Ignatius farmers market offers double SNAP credit

ST. IGNATIUS – Guitar music played as folks strolled the Mission Falls Farmers Market on Friday to peruse tables full of homegrown vegetables, unique baked goods and handcrafted jewelry. Alyssa Schock, market board vice president, said many vendors are signed up to sell local items this year. She is...


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