The memes that joke about "what's next, 2020?" started out pretty funny, but now even those are becoming humorless as everything continues to get canceled or postponed until a very ambiguous "next year." The crazy part is that "next year" is technically only 133 days away (and counting). August flew by and the 'VID doesn't really seem to be slowing down much. There have still been over 1,000 deaths-per-day attributed to COVID-19 for the last three weeks, according to the CDC as numbers now top 170,000.

I get it that it's still necessary to social distance, but it's a bummer that the farmers' market gardeners are struggling this year. The big one downtown every week is/was awesome. Grabbing a cup of coffee, getting up early and wandering around the rows of vegetables, jams, jellies, pastries and bread, meats, honey, etc is great. You don't realize how much you've maybe taken the Farmers' Market for granted until you don't have it.

There was a weekly farmers' market that was happening at ZooMontana every Saturday, but according to a Facebook post on ZooMT's page on 8/12, they stated that the farmers' market would end at the zoo, due to unforeseen circumstances.

The good news? The weekly Billings area farmers' market has moved and is still happening every Saturday morning (till the season ends) from 8 am to 1 pm at Emmanuel Babtist Church at 329 South Shiloh Rd.

I'll have to go check it out. I miss fresh local sweet corn, canned goods and meats from the Colony and the general ambiance of a good farmers' market. Hopefully everyone can observe some form of social distancing and/or masks so this one doesn't get shut down too.

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