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Farmers' Market Season underway on June 6

It's once again time for the annual Three Forks Farmers' Market.

The popular local event, hosted by the Three Forks Chamber of Commerce, will begin on June 6 and continue every Thursday through August from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at John Quincy Adams Milwaukee Railroad Park.

According to Manager Carolyn Nealen, there is something for everybody at the market.

"Obviously, at the Farmers' Market, a lot of people come for produce, but there are other handmade crafts as well. We have people who do leatherworking or other artistic endeavors such as handmade jewelry, candles, and sewn products. There are also baked goods. I know there is one seller who has some very consistent people who come to the market just for cinnamon rolls or pies. We have someone who brings sourdough bread. You're going to find a wide variety of products," Nealen said.

Unique to the Three Forks Farmer's Market is that each week, a local non-profit hosts a cookout.

At the first market on June 6, Three Rivers Medical Clinic, in conjunction with the Chamber, will serve pulled pork. All proceeds will be used to purchase classroom supplies for the Three Forks Schools.

Nealen said this gives attendees the chance to support local non-profits. She added that she was very glad Diane Phillips spearheaded the idea about four years ago.

"It was brilliant. It did bring people to the market, but it also gave the chance for the market to give back to the community," Nealen said.

Along with supporting local businesses, Nealen feels the market is a chance to meet and mingle with other community members.

When she moved to Three Forks around ten years ago, Nealen said she joined the market specifically to meet people. She added that it is a great way to learn who people are and feel more included in the community.

"I knew if I wanted to link into the community, it was a good place to go. If you are new to the community, come to the Farmers' Market. If you are not new to the community, come to the Farmers' Market. You are going to get to see people that you might not get to see otherwise," Nealen said.


All Three Forks Chamber Members, non-profits, and children under 18 can get a free vendor spot at the market.

For more information, call the Three Forks Chamber at 406-285-4753, email [email protected] or visit