Exploring Missoula – Clark Fork Market and Shakespeare & Co.

Saturday we drove down to the Clark Fork Market in downtown Missoula. We got there at about 11:30 because, Hi we are summer people who like to sleep in.

After getting stuck in a no parking zone in our bohemoth truck, we found a parking space across the river. As we crossed the bridge, we spotted a few dudes surfing the rapids.
Exploring Missoula - Clark Fork Market and Shakespeare & Co.
Once we made our way into the market area, the kids and I took some time to check everything out before buying. Except for the donuts. Y’all, I found gluten-free donuts at the farmer’s market! These were a must-buy. As was the rhubarb slushy because RHUBARB.

We also snagged some fresh peas, carrots, lettuce mix, and two new-to-me veggies: Garlic scapes and Amaranth leaves. I had heard of garlic scapes before, but Amaranth leaves? Never. Turns out they both taste amazing sautéed in a little coconut oil. The kids liked them too!

Exploring Missoula - Clark Fork Market and Shakespeare & Co.
We walked around a little bit more, and as Leila admired some pretty purple flowers, the woman who was selling them pulled one out and handed it to her. Her gesture was the perfect symbol of how people have treated us since we have been here. Everyone is kind, happy, and helpful. But how couldn’t you be when surrounded by so much beauty?

On the way back to the truck, we stopped into a local bookstore. I could have spent hours in there! I walked out with a new book called “Class A: Baseball in the Middle of Everywhere” by Lucas Mann. Yes, I know, baseball. But it was a “staff pick” and looks promising.
Exploring Missoula - Clark Fork Market and Shakespeare & Co.I finished the last donut this morning. You can bet I’ll be doubling my order next Saturday.

  • Stephanie Sheaffer July 1, 2014 at 10:13 am

    I’m enchanted by your Montana adventures. Do you think you’ll want to come back to AZ at the end of the summer? 😉

    • InspiredRD July 5, 2014 at 10:18 am

      Ha! Everyone is asking that. I would have to say yes. Our people are in Arizona 🙂

  • peach July 3, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Sometime in October the beautiful Missoula, well, she turns evil 🙂 and you sit and wait for June under the inversion at the confluence of five valleys. It’s a very long winter. One of the reasons I left and look forward to visiting only in the summer!

    • InspiredRD July 5, 2014 at 10:17 am

      Ha! Yes, I’m sure we are seeing Missoula in her prime 🙂

      • peach July 7, 2014 at 7:06 pm

        ….and I am so glad, welcome to Montana! Your photos are beautiful. I now live in NW Montana but am anticipating my summer visit even more.