Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Darby market

Darby is a small town in the Bitterroot Valley, south of Missoula. It's a perfect base for camping or fishing, and its Old West facade makes shopping enjoyable. Stroll down those wooden sidewalks and recall the not-so-distant past.

The Darby farmers market is on the main street in a park tucked in next to the museum. It's a charming and tranquil location.

You'll find the usual local vegetables.

There are also crafts -- I thought the children's clothes adorable, particularly the old-fashioned sunbonnets that I was told come in all sizes and are quite popular.

At many markets you'll find local entertainment, and here in Darby Bachelor Bob filled the air with country-western tunes. There weren't many people around, but I felt it would be the perfect place to dance under the trees.

Bachelor Bob said he likes singing at farmers markets, as a sort of community support for the folks who work so hard to feed us. He also sings in local venues. He is quite the showman.

Darby Farmers Market
Main Street Park
May 12 - October 13
Tuesday, 3 pm - 7 pm

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