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Farmer’s Markets Season 2016

Thru 5May12 012 Hard to believe we’ll be starting our 5th season of Farmer’s Markets in a scant two weeks. This shot is from our very first market, complete with nearly no identification (or really much of an idea of what we were getting ourselves into.) We had been official for a month and a half and only had curds and feta to sell that first season as our wheels ripened down in the vault. I Thru 5May12 010love the expectation shown in the photo of myself, Joe and our friend Daniel at the Polson market….”will this work out or be an absolute bust?!?” Happy to report it worked out.

With a market under our belts, felt a little under control the following day at the Artisan Market held at the lovely Cottage on Main.

Through 12May12 023Soon our big yellow tent became well known. Phone fotos 1939

We had a few weeks of just the two markets a week before the big test – the market in Whitefish began. Towards the end of that first season, the Kalispell Farmer’s Market was added to the mix.

What a first six months Flathead Lake Cheese had!

 

 

Along the way, signage has become better and our display is a touch more attractive.IMG_5375     Phone fotos 492Phone fotos 917

 

 

 

Sadly, The Cottage closed but that opened us up to the markets in Kalispell and Missoula on Saturday mornings.

 

 

You never know who or what you’ll come across at the Market. From old friends with cheese awardsIMG_6306 (Stinky Cheeseman award for our fabulous Feta)IMG_6308 IMG_3329

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to new ones

 

 

to really large headed folks.

 

Here’s to a spectacular summer. We’re continuing our 4 market week. You’ll be able to find us under the big yellow cheese flag IMG_5379at the:

Polson Farmer’s Market on Fridays from 9-1, on 3rd and Main starting on the 6th of May.

Kalispell Farmer’s Market on Saturdays from 9-12:30 at the college, South lot starting on the 7th of May.

Missoula’s Original Farmer’s Market on Saturdays from 8-12:30 at the north end of Higgins at the XXXX’s also starting on the 7th.

Whitefish Farmer’s Market on Tuesday evenings from 5-7:30 at the north end of Central Ave starting on the 31st of May.

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Comments

  1. Bill & Barbara Cumberledge says:

    Hi Guys,

    Our church is really close to Scottsdale Stadium, where the Giants do their spring training. Each spring we park cars for folks coming to the games as a fund raiser.

    One couple stopped in on the way back, and said that they were heading home to Missoula. I mentioned that we had some friends in Polson that were running their own cheese factory.

    The lady broke into a great big grin, her eyes lit up and she exclaimed, “Really! Not Flathead Lack Cheese?! That stuff is delicious! We buy it all the time!”

    We got busy about then, and I didn’t get their name. Anyhow, words of a satisfied customer from deep in the Arizona desert.

    Word does get around.

    Glad you’re doing so well.

    Love,
    B&B

  2. Del Medellin says:

    Hi Joe, Made it back to Texas safely. The family fell in love with the cheese. Even though we had to purchase an extra carry on for the cheese we bought, we do regret not buying more. Thank you again for the hospitality and the tour of your awesome creamery and vault. You are great!!! We will be visiting this beautiful state again. Until next time, all the best to you, Sev and Del.

    • What a hoot that you now have a cheese carry on (perhaps you’ve stumbled across a marketing idea….). Glad you and the cheeses arrived home safely and we look forward to your next visit. Have a great summer – Joe and Wendi

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