Eating & Buying Locally Grown Food in Missoula Montana

By
Real Estate Agent

Good Food StoreDid you know that if you buy just 25% of your groceries from local farmers, in one year you would reduce your carbon footprint by 225 pounds? That's even more than recycling glass, plastics and cans!*

Buying locally grown in Missoula Montana has never been easier. With Missoula's Good Food Store, located at 1600 South Third St. West, you can find organic and locally grown produce, grains, beef and more. They even offer cooking classes to help you learn how to cook and eat healthy.

The Missoula community has a publication that will assist you with buying, cooking, and finding locally grown food - Edible Missoula. This is a free quarterly publication that focuses on in-season local foods.

Missoula is also home to several local Farmer's Markets -

The downtown Farmer's Market is Open from mid-May to mid-October every Saturday from 9:00am - 12:00pm and in July and August, Tuesday evenings from 5:45 to 7:15pm. This is one of the largest and is also paired with a People's Market where you can buy wares from local artists and crafters. It is located at Circle Square and the beginning of North Higgins Avenue and is sponsored by the Missoula Downtown Association.

Missoula's Saturday Market is open Saturdays 9:00 am - 1:00 pm from the first Saturday in May to the third Saturday in October. The Missoula Saturday Market is located on Pine Street in beautiful downtown Missoula, just off Higgins Avenue.

Missoula's Clark Fork River Market is quickly becoming a favorite and is located under the Higgins Avenue Bridge, just East of The Wilma building. It starts on May 2nd 2009 and goes from 8:00 am to 1:00 p.m.

For more information on reducing your carbon foodprint, visit www.ecohatchery.com/calculator.

*Eating Well Magazine, February 2009

 

Comments (5)

Brian Belcher
RE/MAX Executive - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Realtor

Hey, great post. Thanks for the information about your area.

Feb 01, 2009 02:12 PM
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Monica:  How lucky you are to have access to such a great thing.  I would love to be able to buy food locally grown, but really don't know a source for it.  Thanks for sharing... take care...

Feb 01, 2009 02:54 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I think I would love the Missoula Good Food Store--it is difficult (if not impossible) to find any farmers left where I am--and I would enjoy the cooking classes.

Feb 02, 2009 09:45 AM
Monica Bourgeau
Portland, OR
Business Coaching

Hi Brian - thanks for visiting our blog.

Hi Karen & Carole - I didn't think about locally grown food being more difficult to find in larger towns. Hopefully it's making a comeback!

Feb 02, 2009 10:53 PM
Brenda Carus
Century 21 Zwygart Real Estate - Monroe, WI

Buying local is so important, isn't it?  Good for you for spreading the word about local resources. 

Feb 03, 2009 07:51 AM

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