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Ronan Farmers Market offers new variety

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RONAN — The Ronan Farmers Market met for the second time this season on Thursday, May 30, at 4 p.m. The market plans to keep the Thursday schedule throughout the season.

New vendors are on site, including Sierra Farms from Polson with gelato made from sheep’s milk. Sierra Farms, who also participated in the winter market, is now offering their icy treats during the summer season.

Krista Gordon, who makes bread and other baked goods, also returned with a summer booth after participating in the winter market. She said: “I find it fun to get out in the community and meet people who want to see what my bread tastes like. I also just enjoy getting to meet people who come out to the market.” 

“When I first started, I didn’t know I was going to be making bread,” she continued. “I just brought all sorts of things and sold what people liked. I would come prepared for anything and bring lots and lots of variety because you won’t know what people want to buy unless you bring it.” 

Luke Orsborne, market director, attended to the sign-in booth or checked in with the booths and the people manning them. 

“Our biggest change this year is with new vendors,” Orsborne said. “We hope to be getting more vendors when more products are available.”  

He added: “If you want to become a vendor, reach out to us on Facebook at Ronan Farmers Market or you can email us and we can get everything worked out with you.” 

Orsborne can be reached at: 

The market will soon have an EBT card scanner, and people utilizing that program can receive extra dollars using their card, when shopping at the farmers markets.

Tammy Sandberg plans to teach market cooking classes. “If you come to my cooking classes and have an EBT card, you can get an extra 10 snap bucks to use at the farmers market.” She can be contacted at 406-883-2865.


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