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Small. Local. Charming. Markets.

If there is one phrase to sum up the Whitefish Culture perfectly, it might be “Support Local!” Find the freshest produce at our farmer’s markets, or the most unique creations at our flea markets. Tourism never felt so authentic and wholesome!

 

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Explore the vibrant local markets of Montana! Our guide showcases top farmers' markets, flea markets, and best spots for fresh produce and meat.

Shop Local.

Immerse yourself in the authentic Montana way of life with our local area guide, featuring the best flea and farmers’ markets around. From fresh flowers and produce to high-quality meats, discover a wide array of locally sourced goods right at your fingertips. Experience lively flea markets like the Whitefish Farmers Market, where you can sift through unique treasures and collectibles. Find the freshest locally grown produce and artisanal goods at farmers’ markets such as the Flathead Valley Farmer’s Market and the Kalispell Farmers Market. We also spotlight the best local purveyors for flowers, produce, and meat, where freshness and quality come standard. Whether you’re a foodie, an antique hunter, or just a lover of local culture, our guide offers something for everyone. Dive in and enjoy the bounty of Montana’s local markets and farms with us!

Local Markets Flea and Famer Market near Whitefish Montana - Vacay Whitefish
Local Markets Flea and Famer Market near Whitefish Montana - Vacay Whitefish
Local Markets Flea and Famer Market near Whitefish Montana - Vacay Whitefish
Local Markets Flea and Famer Market near Whitefish Montana - Vacay Whitefish

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Local Markets Flea and Famer Market near Whitefish Montana - Vacay Whitefish
  1. Lower Valley Lavender Farm (Flathead County): This charming lavender farm in Kalispell, offers a variety of lavender products, including fresh lavender bouquets when in season, usually from late June to August.
  2. Purple Mountain Lavender (Lake County): Overlooking Flathead Lake in Lakeside, this lavender farm offers a variety of lavender products and allows self-harvesting during the peak season in July.
Lavender Farms

A Touch of France in Montana

Embark on a fishing trip in the serene waters around Whitefish, Montana. Options include Fly Fishing in Montana’s abundant trout-populated rivers, traditional Bait Fishing, versatile Spin Fishing, and the adventurous Bow Fishing. Required permits include a Season Fishing License, a Conservation License, and 1-Day or 2-Day Fishing Licenses for non-residents. Discover the joy of casting a line amidst the breathtaking Montana landscape and reel in an unforgettable experience.

Fresh Florals

Add Charm + Beauty to Your Space

The Whitefish area has several spots to buy fresh flowers, including the Whitefish Downtown Farmers Market, Mum’s Flowers, and nearby lavender farms like Lower Valley Lavender Farm and Purple Mountain Lavender. These offer fresh bouquets and a variety of lavender products during their respective seasons.

Local Markets Flea and Famer Market near Whitefish Montana - Vacay Whitefish
  1. Mum’s Flowers (Flathead County): Located in Whitefish, Mum’s Flowers is a local boutique florist providing stunning floral arrangements with a variety of locally sourced flowers. The shop is typically open year-round.
  2. Whitefish Downtown Farmers Market (Flathead County): Located in downtown Whitefish at Central Avenue, this market runs from late May to late September. Vendors often offer fresh, locally grown flowers among other products.
  3. Polson Farmers Market (Lake County): Situated downtown right on the lake at Sacajawea Park, Polson, this market runs from May to October. It typically has vendors selling fresh local flowers.
  4. Libby Floral & Gift (Lincoln County): Based in Libby, this local flower shop offers a variety of fresh flowers and floral arrangements. They typically operate year-round.
Local Markets Flea and Famer Market near Whitefish Montana - Vacay Whitefish
  1. Lower Valley Processing (Flathead County): Located in Kalispell, this meat processing company offers locally sourced beef, pork, lamb, and chicken, available for purchase year-round. They also offer wild game processing.
  2. Farmers and Ranchers Co-op Market (Lake County): Located in Polson, this co-op market offers a range of locally sourced meats from its member farms and ranches. Operating days may vary, so it’s best to check with the market.
  3. Montana Buffalo Gals (Flathead County): Based in Columbia Falls, Montana Buffalo Gals offers local, naturally raised bison meat. Their products are available year-round.
  4. Mountain Valley Meats (Lincoln County): Located in Libby, this local meat shop offers a variety of locally sourced meats, including beef, pork, and poultry. They operate year-round.
Fresh Meat

Cook the Freshest Local Meat

The area around Whitefish, Montana, offers several high-quality sources of fresh, locally raised meat. Farm to Market Pork in nearby Kalispell provides customers with a variety of pasture-raised pork products from hogs that are grown slowly to ensure flavor and tenderness. The nearby Lower Valley Meats offers a diverse range of meats from local ranches, ensuring traceability and supporting the local economy. This combination of small scale ranches and butchers shops creates a community dedicated to providing high-quality, responsibly raised meat to locals and visitors alike. Whether you’re looking for beef, pork, poultry, or even game meats, you’ll find a great selection in the Whitefish area.

Fresh Produce

Sure to Keep the Doctor Away

For anyone looking to enjoy fresh, locally grown produce, the Whitefish, Montana area provides numerous opportunities. From the late spring through the early fall, the Whitefish Downtown Farmers Market is a bustling hub of activity. Local farmers bring in everything from crisp apples to luscious berries, fresh greens, and other seasonal fruits and vegetables. Over in Kalispell, the Kalispell Farmers Market also provides a wide variety of local produce from area farms, fostering a strong community connection between growers and consumers. Additionally, farms like Swanson’s Mountain View Orchard offer unique experiences such as “pick-your-own” fruit during harvest seasons. Beyond the communal experience, these markets and farms support sustainable agriculture, enrich the local economy, and allow consumers to enjoy the freshest produce directly from the source.

Local Markets Flea and Famer Market near Whitefish Montana - Vacay Whitefish
  1. Whitefish Downtown Farmers Market (Flathead County): Located in downtown Whitefish at Central Avenue, this market runs from late May to late September. It offers a wide variety of fresh, locally grown produce from area farmers.
  2. Kalispell Farmers Market (Flathead County): Located at the Flathead Valley Community College, this market operates from early May to early October, providing a range of locally sourced fruits and vegetables.
  3. Polson Farmers Market (Lake County): Situated downtown right on the lake at Sacajawea Park, Polson, this market runs from May to October. It offers a diverse array of local produce including fresh fruits and vegetables.
  4. Libby Farmers Market (Lincoln County): Held at Libby Chamber on Mineral Avenue from July to October. It’s a fantastic place to find local produce, including a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Local Markets Flea and Famer Market near Whitefish Montana - Vacay Whitefish
  1. Whitefish Downtown Farmers Market (Flathead County): Located in downtown Whitefish at Central Avenue, this market runs every Tuesday from late May to late September. It’s a lively hub offering fresh, locally grown produce, handmade crafts, and delicious food prepared onsite. Live music often enhances the festive atmosphere.
  2. Kalispell Farmers Market (Flathead County): Located at the Flathead Valley Community College, the market operates on Saturdays from early May to early October. It features a variety of local vendors selling fresh produce, plants, and handmade crafts.
  3. Polson Farmers Market (Lake County): Situated downtown right on the lake at Sacajawea Park, Polson, this market runs from May to October, typically on Fridays. The market has an array of local products including fresh produce, crafts, baked goods, and flowers.
  4. Libby Farmers Market (Lincoln County): This small but vibrant market takes place at Libby Chamber on Mineral Avenue from July to October. A fantastic place to find local produce, homemade goods, and handcrafted items.
Farmer's Markets

Connect with Locals + Enjoy the Harvest

In and around Whitefish, several farmers markets operate throughout the warmer months, offering an array of local produce, meats, crafts, and baked goods. The Whitefish Downtown Farmers Market, held weekly from May through September, is a community gathering place featuring vendors who provide a wide range of locally grown and produced items. Similarly, the Kalispell Farmers Market also features local vendors and has a strong community atmosphere. Both markets foster direct connections between producers and consumers, supporting small, local farms and businesses. Visitors can explore these vibrant markets to experience the local culture, flavors, and arts of Whitefish and its surroundings.

Flea Markets

Experience Craftsmanship of Our Locals

For those who love to hunt for unique treasures, the flea markets near Whitefish offer a unique shopping experience. The Bigfork Outdoor Flea Market, open from May through September, boasts a wide variety of vendors selling antiques, collectibles, crafts, and more. The Polson Flathead Lake Flea Market, located near the stunning Flathead Lake, offers a similar mix of goods, with the added bonus of a beautiful location. At these markets, shoppers can sift through an eclectic mix of items, from vintage wares to local art and crafts, making each visit a new adventure. It’s an excellent way to spend a day and maybe find a hidden gem or two.

Local Markets Flea and Famer Market near Whitefish Montana - Vacay Whitefish
  1. Kalispell Flea Market (Flathead County): Located at the Flathead County Fairgrounds in Kalispell, this flea market is a weekend event typically occurring on various dates throughout the year. It features a broad range of items from vintage collectibles, handmade crafts, to fresh local produce.
  2. Big Arm Cash Store (Lake County): This unique store in Big Arm operates like a permanent flea market with diverse inventory including antiques, second-hand items, and local crafts. Check their operation days as they may vary.