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Farmers market season ends in Billings

The market is now in its 34th year
Posted at 10:39 AM, Oct 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-06 12:39:46-04

BILLINGS — The first Saturday in October brought an end to Yellowstone Valley Farmers market, now in its 34th year.

Musical entertainment is also a big part of the farmers market festivities, and there was plenty of that as well.

The hot weather came late and hail storms affected the harvest, but Market Master Bob Wicks said it was a good year for produce.

More than 80 vendors came to each market and some even had produce from Washington, Oregon, Colorado and Wyoming.

For the customers, it's a chance to see old friends, and make new ones.

Organizers have mixed feelings about the final weekend.

"It's kind of a relief but it's also very sad because I have a lot of really good friends down here now and I really enjoy them," Wicks said about the the end of the 12-week farmers market. "It's a party. I love the music, the socializing. And it's just kind sad I won't see them as much until next July. And then we're all back together and it all starts over again."

Wicks said the Farmers Market typically draws about 4,000 to 5,000 each Saturday.