Updated on Monday, April 27 at 5 p.m.
As our state and our community begin to reopen, we'd like to thank you all on behalf of our local producers. Your ongoing support and willingness to adapt with us has meant the world. We know that, even still, there are a lot of unknowns these days. Those uncertainties can make an already stressful situation so much worse. But here's what we at the Bozeman Winter Farmers' Market know for sure:
We live in an incredible community filled with generous, supportive people.
Our local food systems -- and the people who grow, raise or produce that food -- are more important now than ever.
We all have a responsibility to promote and maintain the health and well-being of our friends and neighbors.
When we chose to cancel our final four markets of the 2019/2020 season, we did so with those guiding principles in mind. We based our choices on the things we did know, rather than the things we didn't know.
We at the Bozeman Winter Farmers' Market remain committed to building, strengthening and supporting our local food community. Throughout the summer, we will continue to work closely with our producers and with community leaders to develop creative ways to connect customers to our farmers, ranchers and food artisans. Many of our producers have already adapted and responded. Some are offering home delivery while others have pickup locations. Some have set up farm stands while others are selling to grocery stores.
Even though you can't shop the booths this Saturday at the Emerson, you can still purchase local food through our Virtual Farmers' Market. The Local Food Resource Guide has the most up-to-date information on what's available and how to get it.
Please feel free to reach out with any questions, concerns or ideas. Together, as a community, we’ll find the solutions we need to adapt and move forward. Hopefully, come September, we'll be back in our usual home seeing all of your smiling faces in person. We look forward to it.
Amanda Garant (she/her)
Bozeman Winter Farmers’ Market