Read blog article by Cookie Meyers, “Itti Bitti Bistro hatches big plans as Saturday street fair debuts May 30” about the Market here:
Beginning May 30th we will host a community farmers & flea market at our bistro building, 30 S. Woodard, every Saturday from 9am to 3pm throughout the summer (with the exception of June 27th for Fishtail Days and Labor Day weekend for the Cobblestone’s annual market day).
You are invited to come and shop or participate each week as a vendor selling new and used household items, arts, crafts, organic garden produce, farm eggs, honey, antiques, etc.
If you would like to sell food products or baked goods made in your home and are unlicensed, please see the Cottage Food Act of Montana:
http://leg.mt.gov/content/Committees/Interim/2013-2014/Economic-Affairs/Meetings/May-2014/HB630-comment-24-nwmtsan-recomm.pdf to meet state requirements. It is now much easier than it used to be to bring your food products to market.
If you are a licensed food vendor we welcome you to join us. Please contact the market coordinator prior to any given Saturday to make sure we are not doubling up on foods available that week.
Our bistro will be open on market days only with a specialty food or BBQ each week, ice cream, shakes, and specialty drinks.
For our grand opening on May 30th, we will be serving our famous artisan craft pizzas!
Each week Wayne & Connie Burleson of Garden 4 Life will offer a gardening demo at 11am. They will also be selling tomato and other garden plants, and fresh produce as the season kicks in. Their May 30th gardening demo is the MOZ Bucket–the gardening technique they created in Africa–a fast and simple way to grow healthy food.
Attached you will find our vendor information packet and flyer. Please share it with anyone who may be interested in selling things one Saturday or all summer long. Booth space is first come first serve each week, or get a discount for prepaid in advance. We have approx. 19 spaces available inside or outside. (Fundraising booth space is free. Please contact market coordinator for specifics.)
Whether you’re a shopper or a seller, the Itti Bitti Farmers & Flea Market will be a fun, community gathering place to have lunch and enjoy shopping locally with friends & family. Watch for our upcoming kid’s gardening demo too!
Be sure to contact Monica Anderson, Market Coordinator, at 289-0246 with questions or for more details.