MISSOULA, Mont. - The Clark Fork River Farmers Market is back in full swing this year.
The 2020 Farmers Market was a letdown for many Missoulians, including vendors like Cua Grogan, who owns Grogan's West Acres.
"Last year, I think it was more like a structured chaos," Grogan said.
A 'structured chaos' with only about 20 fresh produce vendors. Due to the pandemic, other vendors weren't allowed.
But this year, the list goes on and on.
"All the food vendors, drink vendors, bake goods, produce, we're all back together as a big family," she said.
About 100 vendors took over Caras Park on Saturday.
The market moved to the west side of Higgins Bridge due to construction.
Despite the new location, people flooded the park and Market Manager, Tami Hubbard, said she couldn't be happier.
"There is really no comparison. This year it feels like our good old market again," Hubbard said.
Her opinion was shared by other vendors like Sara Hulbert with Wustner Brothers.
"I think people are just really excited to be back and out and trying to get back to normal. It just seems like there's a lot of excitement," Hulbert said.
Last year, sales were tough for Grogan's business, but Saturday’s market brought new hope.
"You know it feels good just to see people, their faces, hug on them, even if they're behind masks. It just feels good because I think everyone is ready to go back to what it was," Grogan said.
The market is open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1.pm.
Or you can purchase items online.