The Helena Farmers’ Market is the longest running farmers market in the state of Montana, starting the last Saturday in April and ending the Saturday before Christmas.
The Helena farmers’ market is located on Fuller Avenue, in Downtown Helena, between Neil Avenue and Lawrence Street from April to November, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Then the market moves to the Gateway Center from November through December, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Helena Farmers’ Market Inc. is a non-profit corporation formed in 1974 to provide for an ongoing seasonal farmers’ market.
Only Montana agricultural products and hand crafted items produced or manufactured by the vendors may be sold at the Helena Farmers’ Market.
Rules for vending at the Market.
ATTENTION VENDORS SELLING PROCESSED FOOD ITEMS (baked goods, jams, jellies, etc.)
The County Health Department has new requirements before you can sell such items at the market. Please review the memo from the County Health Department, and complete the license application form. The license must be in-hand before you can sell at the market.
Rules Governing Processed Food Sales
Montana state law allows for certain items to be sold at a Farmers Market without a food purveyor’s license. Lewis & Clark City-County Health Department staff reviews proposals for prepared food sales to determine if they comply with the exemption requirements.
Farmers Market Food Exemption Registration for the 2014 season
Potential Licenses That may be Required:
County Food Permit/CertificateNursery
Meat Depot & Mobile License
Contact Market Manager
Montana WIC Program
Senior Farmer's Market Nutrition Program
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)