The Hamilton Farmers Market has been trying out a preview edition of the popular Saturday event at Legion Park on South 2nd Street.

Laura Craig, market manager, said the second mini-market will be Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

There are at least 15 booths in the park and the hours are the same as the regular market on Bedford Avenue, across the street from Legion Park.

May 6th is the first official Hamilton Farmers Market, which kicks off the season with the annual May Fest.

Kids are a huge part of the day, with a little parade through the market. The theme this year is "We Speak for the Trees!" Those who have kids' groups in the valley are invited to have a free booth this day only. Register at the Farmers Market website.

The music on the lawn of the Ravalli County Museum May 6th will be by "Barnaby Wild." The museum also has free kids activities from 10 a.m. to 12 noon during the market.

All materials in the market are locally produced or made and farmers sell only non-GMO produce grown in the Bitterroot Valley. This year, a new bike rack is available for those who come to the market.