Great Falls Farmers’ Market Scholarship

The origin of the Great Falls Original Farmers' Market dates back to the 1970s when Hutterite colonies sold their produce door-to-door. In the late 1970s, a handful of Colonies and local farmers began setting up by the Civic Center and thus began the unofficial Great Falls Farmers' Market.

The Market started in Margaret Park on the north side of the Civic Center and soon expanded into Whittier Park on the south side of the Civic Center. Mike Winters, a former market manager, recalls when he became a manager in 1993 there were 35-40 vendors and when he left in 2000 there were 110 vendors. As the popularity of the Market grew so did the number of vendors, expanding onto Park Drive and into the parking lot across the street known as the
Downtowner Lot. Today the Great Falls Original Farmers' Market boasts it is the biggest and best farmers’ market in Montana with 135-160 vendors every Saturday.

The Farmer's Market is offering two $1,000 scholarships, one for a GFH graduate and one for a CMR graduate.

Scholarship Requirements
1. Applicants must graduate from Great Falls High or CMR.
2. Applicants must show involvement in community activities.
3. Applicants must demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit.
4. Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation.

Donate A One Time Or Ongoing Scholarship For High School Graduates

Setting up an educational scholarship fund can be a meaningful way to give back to your community or to honor a loved one. There are a number of things to consider when planning a scholarship. Please contact the Foundation for assistance, we are happy to help you. Contact Stephanie Schnider at or call 406-268-6021.