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Farmers market opens in Billings

Posted at 1:13 PM, Jul 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-21 15:13:22-04

BILLINGS – The Yellowstone Valley Farmers Market brings family and friends together and Saturday was the first market of the season.

The Ceidhlei Fiddlers played under Skypoint.

Others also performed music in other areas of the market.

Local food and locally grown produce are what brings people to the market.

The cooler summer has led to a lower harvest, but Bob Wicks, market master, expects that to change with hotter weather in the forecast.

More than 80 vendors came out and there is an unexpected waiting list.

“From what I’ve been told and the phone calls I get, the word’s just getting out about this market and how great all the vendors are,” Wicks said.

“The atmosphere is just like a party down here. It’s just nice that there’s somewhere you can go like this and see your friends and stuff because there’s not enough of that in the world.”

The market has a 12-week run, ending on October 5th.