Missoula Farmers Market

What To See in Downtown Missoula This Spring

Downtown Missoula offers many incredible things to see and experience while taking a break from the hiking trails. Most of the time, when you think of this part of Montana, you associate this town with outdoor adventures of hiking, biking, rafting, or rock climbing. While you are here though, time spent downtown in the heart of the city is a great way to fully immerse yourself in one of the largest cities in the state. The majestic Clark Fork River runs rights through the center and is a great reminder of the wilderness that surrounds this city. Here there are unique shops, restaurants, cafes, art galleries, and events that make up the cultural center of Western Montana.

Let our mountainside retreat be your perfect getaway this spring! At our Missoula bed and breakfast, you are within minutes of downtown Missoula and everything it has to offer. Our Montana inn is a tranquil escape with a bird’s eye view of the Bitterroot River and the valley below. Private rooms compliment and reflect the rustic beauty of the forested surroundings. We have 20 acres of registered wildlife habitat that opens up onto state and federally protected land. You feel as if you have your own private mountain cabin. If you want the perfect getaway to Missoula this spring, book your stay with us today! Continue reading

3 Outstanding Missoula Farmers Markets Open Soon in Montana

fresh assorted vegetables in boxes at a Missoula Farmers MarketThe Missoula Farmers Market is more than one open air space filled with fresh produce, crafts and artisan products. Missoula actually has 3 amazing and uniquely different farmers markets. These lively Missoula farmers markets are all downtown and within walking distance of each other. So spending a sunny spring or summer Saturday afternoon at all of them is a breeze. Grab a delicious breakfast or lunch at the hot food stands and then browse hundreds of vendors.

The Missoula farmers markets are a celebration of the Montana farms, rivers, and creative community. Enjoy the bounty of Montana and its sweeping landscape during your Missoula vacation at the Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast. Our location, just minutes from Missoula, offers wonderful views of the Bitterroot River and surrounding mountains.

Wake each morning to our farm-fresh gourmet breakfasts using the same ingredients found at the Missoula farmers markets. Reserve a luxurious guest suite with us today for a romantic spring or summer escape to Missoula. Continue reading

Eat Like a Local at the Missoula Markets

Missoula MarketsThe old adage “The Locals Know Best” is never more true than when on vacation. One of the best parts about visiting someplace new is learning what the locals like to do, eating the way the locals do, and enjoying the same activities.  Only then do you leave having tasted the true “flavor” of any particular destination.  The Bed and Breakfast experience can be immersive travel at it’s best.  What better way to experience what daily life is like in Missoula than to stay with a local host?  At the Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast, we take pride in the beautiful city we live in, and love to share it with our extended travel family.  Of our many favorite places to send people who want to experience what it means to live like a Missoulian, the Missoula markets top the list.  Book your relaxing mountain retreat at our Missoula Inn, then head to the markets and learn to eat–or drink–like a local. Continue reading

Missoula Farmers Markets

Missoula Farmers Markets boast much more than absolutely delicious and fresh local food.  Not only that, there are four local markets to choose from!

The Clark Fork Market is located under the Higgins Bridge, in the Riverside Parking Lot, just east of Caras Park in Downtown Missoula. Their hours are Saturdays, 8am until 1pm from the first Saturday in May through the fourth Saturday in October —  rain or shine! There is ample FREE parking adjacent to the market at the parking structure on the corner of Front St. and Pattee St. and on the upper and lower levels of the Bank Street Parking Structure (the Millennium Building).

  • baked goods
  • coffee
  • dairy products
  • fish
  • flowers
  • fruits
  • jams and jellies
  • live music adds to the festivities from 10:30am- 12:45pm
  • locally produced meat
  • poultry
  • salsa
  • veggies
  • vendors serving food

The Missoula Farmers Market is known as “the original farmers market” since patrons have been supporting local farmers and vendors since 1972.  The were a finalist in the 2015 Best of Missoula Contest for three categories: “Best Place to Take Out-of-Towners,” “Best Place For People Watching,” and “Best Fresh Produce.”

Market opens with fresh local produce, flowers, baked goods and coffee provided by over 100 local vendors.  Located in Circle Square at the north end of Higgins Avenue in Downtown Missoula.  They are open 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on Saturdays from mid-May to mid-October as well as 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm on Tuesdays from July through early September.

  • Savor eating foods at the peak of their flavor, ripeness and nutrition
  • Enjoy buying plants that are raised by the people who sell them
  • Feel good about supporting our local economy and Montana’s local producers

The Missoula Saturday Market is known as “the people’s market.”  Dozens of craftspeople showcase their photography, jewelry, clothing, soap, glass art,and various other hand-made items.

They are open from 9 am to 1 pm from the second Saturday in May through the last Saturday of September.  They are located on East Pine Street in Downtown Missoula.



The Orchard Homes Farmers Market is a small farmers’ market who provides vegetables, fruits, baked goods, farm-fresh eggs, jewelry, jams & jellies, and a variety of other crafts.

Almost all of the vendors are from the Orchard Home area which means the produce was all grown within 1 mile of the market! Now, that’s fresh! They love their customers and love getting to known them personally throughout the season….making the “know your farmer” motto real life for all our customers!

They are located in the parking lot of the Orchard Homes Country Life Club (at 2537 S. 3rd Street West) which is just about 100 yards southwest of Wheat Montana Deli. They are open from 4:30 pm to 7 pm every Thursday from mid-June until October.


Photo by Marcus Berg of Unique Angles Photography

Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast delights in serving delicious, fresh local food to our bed and breakfast guests.  Located in Missoula, Montana, we enjoy living in Big Sky Country and you will love visiting our scenic mountain getaway and looking around our local farmers markets!

Missoula Open Air Markets

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Purchase fresh produce at the Missoula Farmers Market.

The Missoula Saturday Market is underway, as it will be through the third Saturday in October between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Be sure to stop by the next time you spend a weekend at our Missoula Bed and Breakfast. It’s a great spot to see and purchase locally made arts and crafts. Regular vendors sell such items as jewelry, pottery, paintings, and sculpture. Visiting vendors always contribute new and interesting items.

Foodies have two opportunities to purchase local fruits and vegetables in Missoula this summer. The Missoula Farmers Market runs Saturdays between 8:30 and noon from April 30 to October 22, and Tuesday evenings between 5:30 and 7 p.m. from July 5 to August 30, 2011.

More than 100 vendors bring flowers, baked goods, locally roasted coffees, and much, much more to the Missoula Farmers Market. Even if you want to purchase nothing more than a loaf of bread and some cheese for a snack to enjoy in the gardens of our Bed and Breakfast Missoula, you’ll enjoy a trip to the Missoula Farmer’s Market. It’s one of the best opportunities to people watch in the city.

Missoula’s Open Air Markets are just one good reason to visit Missoula this summer. Superlative opportunities to hike and bike are another. But no matter what your reasons for being in town, we hope you’ll decide to stay in our Montana Bed and Breakfast.