Treat yourself to a true taste of small-town Montana by visiting an outdoor market. Wander the downtown blocks, open spaces and fairgrounds taken over by community farmers markets and find local produce, plants, arts and crafts, baked goods and more. Farmers markets in Yellowstone Country boast a lively culture, and a clear dedication to the small-town farmers, ranchers, artists and craftspeople of the region.
Shopping local means eating well—much of the produce and plants are organically grown, baked goods are made with love and local ingredients, and ranchers can attest to the care and concern that goes into their meat and dairy products.
When you make your way to a farmers market in Yellowstone Country, don't just get your shopping done and be on your way—take your time and take it all in. Grab a fresh-brewed cup of coffee from a coffee cart, peruse vendor stands and gather around live music whenever possible. If there is a food truck parked nearby, why not hang around for breakfast or lunch?
Yellowstone Country Tip: Shop like a local by bringing your own reusable bags and chatting up as many local vendors as possible.