Opening night was a success! We are so thankful for all of our sponsors, supports, vendors, market volunteers, city managers, and the Belgrade Community. Without you, there would be no market!
Did you get to sample any of our new food vendors tonight? I think we hit them all ;-) We are so thankful that the Belgrade Community Coalition sponsored a FREE BBQ tonight (and sold out in 45 mins!) - but we were also excited to debut Double T Catering Smoked Pork & More, Ugly Onion Wood Fired Pizza, The Lemonade People, and welcome back Waffle Queens Food Truck (and their new loaded waffle fries) and Mountain Fresh Ice as dinner/snack options at the market for the summer!
And did you hear the amazing music by Emma & the Ledge, or visit "Jump to Jupiter" tonight? Make sure to bookmark our Events Page to keep up with all the fun, family friendly activities hosted by the Belgrade Community Coalition & Belgrade Library, as well as more music & magic to come later this summer! Additional events will be added as the summer goes on.
AND - it's early, so produce was lean this week. But we are hopeful to have a great selection of garden goodness for you soon! Know a farmer or gardener? Spread the word! Send them to our Vendors Page. We want them at the market! I mean really... what's a farmer's market without farmers? Our hope for the future is to truly be that for you!
I hope you had as much fun at the market tonight as we did. And if you missed it... there are still nine left! Get your butt over to the park this season. We are a thing. A pretty darn cool thing. A thing built just for you Belgrade! ;-)
Here's to a great 2019 Summer Market Season! Enjoy!
As summer fades into fall, we just wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone who has made our Second Annual Belgrade Community Farmer's Market a success including our all of our amazing vendors, generous sponsors, the Belgrade Community Coalition, the Belgrade Community Library, the City of Belgrade, our customers who have visited from around the valley & beyond, and the market committee itself who has put in hundreds of volunteer hours to make this event possible.
If you haven't made it to a market yet, you've got one last chance. Join us on Thursday, September 6th, 2018 from 4-7pm at Lewis & Clark Park as we say farewell to the season. Stock up on Produce, buy some Christmas Gifts, or just Treat Yourself. It's going to be a fun evening - we hope to see you there!
But starting next week, it will be full of fun on Thursday Nights, 4-7pm, July 5-Sept 6, 2018!
Press Release - For Immediate Release:
Belgrade Community Farmers Market 2018:
Our Second Annual Belgrade Community Market opens for ten weeks this summer in Belgrade, Montana starting Thursday, July 5, 2018.
Belgrade, MT, June 25, 2018: The Belgrade Community Market (farmer’s market) will be open Thursdays at Lewis & Clark Park in Belgrade, MT from July 5, 2018 through Sept 6th, 2018. The market will open at 4pm and close at 7pm every Thursday Night. The goal of the Belgrade Community Market is to provide a venue for Homemade, Handmade, and Homegrown Vendors to sell their local products, as well as to provide the community with a fun, family friendly place to buy produce and local goods from their neighbors. The Belgrade Community Market is run by a 100% Volunteer Committee under the umbrella of the Belgrade Community Coalition. Our Second Annual Market will have 35 vendors spaces which cost $10 per 10 foot space per evening, as well as five additional spaces available at a variable cost to be used by business sponsors and non-profits. Currently our market is FULL for the 2018 season, however nightly spaces may become available each week for new vendors.
The Belgrade Community Market will be one of three events happening on Thursday Nights in Belgrade. The Belgrade Community Library will be hosting their summer reading program events in tangent with the market, and the Belgrade Community Coalition will be hosting “Belgrade Summer Nights” which will include lawn game tournaments, bingo, history tours, and much more - also in tangent with the Belgrade Community Market.
“It’s the best time of year to live in Belgrade. You don’t want to miss out on these family friendly, community events every Thursday this summer.” - Christine Stoppa, Market Director
*The market is currently accepting vendor applications for our nightly waiting list. Please contact BCMVendors@gmail.com for more details. We are also looking for local businesses interested in sponsoring our 2019 Market Season. Please contact BCMSponsors@gmail.com for more details.
I'm so excited for the 2018 Belgrade Community Market to start. Why? So many reasons... but one big reason is Butte Magic. Have you seen their show yet? Well, mark your calendars because on July 5th (the opening night of our market!) these guys will be swooping into town just before 4pm and tantalizing the market grounds with magic & mayhem until 7pm.
Just want to see the "death defying" show? Make sure to be at Lewis & Clark Park by 6pm... or maybe a bit before if you want the best seats. I mean, seriously... where else are you going to see a man defeat a beds of nails, swallow a sword, AND breathe fire in the valley that night?
Plus, visiting your local Farmer's Market Thursday Night - right here in Belgrade, Montana - to see an amazing performance would be a pretty dang cool addition to your Fourth of July Week, don't you think?
Best part? This show is FREE - compliments of the Escape Room Montana and the Belgrade Community Market.
**It's going to be a GREAT summer to live Belgrade, Montana. See you at the Market!**
It's coming... just a few weeks from now the kids will be out of school, the splash park will be open, and summer will be in full swing!
We are happy to announce that the Community Market will also be back! Join us for our 2nd Annual Belgrade Community Market, Thursday Nights, July 5-Sept 6, 4-7pm at Lewis & Clark Park, and it's going to be better than ever.
Join us for fun events and family-friendly activities... or just stop by and pick up your weekly supply of produce! We are happy to report that we will have more than double the amount of gardeners and farmers joining us this year, as well a nice assortment of homemade and handmade vendors.
**Stayed tuned - more info on events and activities coming soon!
It's going to be the best summer ever to live in Belgrade, Montana! :-)