The 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
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
- dairy products
- jams and jellies
- live music adds to the festivities from 10:30am- 12:45pm
- locally produced meat
- 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
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.
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.
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!
A favorite past time in early December is attending Missoula holiday markets. They are a wonderful place to find a gift, pick out a new ornament for the tree, or discover delicious winter produce. What a great way to get out and enjoy the community while shopping locally!
Hip Holiday Market
This year, the Hip Holiday Market returns to Lowell Elementary School. Local crafts people and artists display their wares on December 15th from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Finish up your holiday shopping (or get it started!) and listen to live music. Plus, just like old times, get some goodies at the Lowell PTA bake sale! $1 at the door supports the Lowell PTA.
Missoula Heirloom Market
Another great chance to purchase gifts as well as everyday items. The Heirloom Market takes place every Saturday through April from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Missoula County Fairgrounds Floriculture Building. Local growers bring produce, meat, baked goods, jam, honey, soap and more. Along with winter wares, there is live music, kids activities and warm beverages. Come in out of the cold and meet your friends, all while supporting our neighbors and the local economy.
Missoula Winter Market
Enjoy the Missoula Farmer’s Markets and the People’s Markets. Don’t let winter halt the fun! Come and enjoy the Missoula Winter Market every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through April 28th 2013. Browse through many vendors and enjoy live entertainment. Beverages and food are served and during this time of year, relax with hot cocoa and see Santa!
Friday Night: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Located at: 2036 Mullan St.
Did you know we do dinner here at the Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast? In case you feel like staying in, but having the cooking and dishes done for you, we happen to be quite good cooks. Learn more about our dinners -to-order on our Missoula Inn website.
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.