What’s fresh – August 22 and 24

Eggplant and squash from the Country Gals.
Eggplant and squash from the Country Gals.

The Thursday market runs tonight and next week. Come down and see us for our last 2 evening markets.  Our Saturday market runs to the end of October. Many of our farmers are busy with fall crops to keep fresh produce available to you. And we still have new vendors arriving with seasonal produce.

Thursday expect to find beef, vegetables, breads, baked goods and pecans. We have a new farmer joining us tonight with fresh potatoes. Come get some for dinner!

Our market member,  Longfellow’s Garden Center, will be having a fall festival this weekend at their Garden Center. Be sure to visit them in Centertown for specials and workshops on fall planting (after you come to the market, of course).

There will also be pork, beef, chicken, eggs, pasta, gluten-free baked goods, cookies, fudge, caramels, jam and pie. Cut flowers made their debut last week. Get some local beauty to go along with all that fresh produce. Produce will include heirloom tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, cantaloupes, onions, cucumbers, okra, squash, potatoes, corn, watermelon, beans and much more. If this week is anything like last week, there should be tons of tomatoes.

Invermos Valley Farms is offering a Labor Day Special. Ground beef patties will be $5 a pound (4 patties). We had some the other night and they are great! They are also offering T-bone steaks for 20% off the regular price of $15.99 a pound

What’s fresh – August 15 and 17th


School has started here in Jefferson City, but that doesn’t mean the end of market season. Our Saturday market runs to the end of October. Many of our farmers are busy with fall crops to keep fresh produce available to you. Our Thursday market continues until the end of August – 3 more weeks!

Thursday expect to find beef, vegetables, breads, pecans, and apples (it’s hard to believe it’s already apple time!).

On Saturday, look for Longfellows Garden Center to return with vegetable transplants for fall gardens, fall flowers and early mums (if they cooperate). There will also be beef, chicken, eggs, pasta, gluten free baked goods, cookies, pies and sourdough bread. Produce will include heirloom tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, cantaloupes, onions, cucumbers, okra, squash and much more.

Duncan Family Farms will not be at the market this week (you’ll have to wait until next week for all that pork goodness!). The Duncan boys did quite well at the State Fair with their pigs and lambs. They will be returning to Sedalia for Awards Ceremonies. Yay!

Native landscaping for wildlife and people

Lincoln University Cooperative Extension’s Native Plants Program will offer a lecture by David Tylka on Native Landscaping for Wildlife and People on August 29th at 11:00 am.

David Tylka  is the author of the book, Native Landscaping for Wildlife and People. He teaches native landscaping and Ozark ecology at St. Louis Community College at Meramec and is an educator, biologist, author and photographer. 

The talk will focus on Missouri natives and ideas that can inspire landowners to landscape with native plants.

The Lecture starts at 11:00 am in Scruggs University Center Ballroom on Lincoln’s Campus, 819 Chestnut Street. The presentation will be followed by a book signing,  a reception featuring native plant food samples and a tour of the Native Plant Outdoor Laboratory in front of Allen Hall, 900 Chestnut Street.

Free Parking at Dickinson Research Center, 1219 Chestnut Street, is available. Shuttles will run at 10:00 am and 10: 45 am, and twice after the event.

The Event is free, but registration is required. To register, please send name, address, email address, and phone number to Shirley Downing – DowningS@LincolnU.edu or Nadia Navarrete-Tindall – Navarrete-TindallN@LincolnU.edu. David Tylka flyer Aug 2013

Sponsored by: LU Cooperative Extension Native Plants Program, Sprouts and Roots Program and Intergrated Pest Management Program; Grow Native! and the Missouri Prairie Foundation, and the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

What’s fresh – August 10

There will be no market tonight – Thursday, August 8. Our vendors are busy with the MO State Fair, vacations and back to school activities. We will have market next Thursday!

Saturday’s market is 9 am to noon and here are what some of vendors will be bringing:

Invermos Valley Farms will have pastured beef and has new offerings of summer sausage, pepperoni, italian beef crumbles and thin-sliced sirloin in 16 oz. packages. Check out their deals on package buying. Want a 1/4, 1/2 or 1/8 of a beef? They have it.

Ed Rakow will have vegetables and greens, banana and zucchini breads, and eggs,

Richly Blessed Farm/The Country Gals will have seasonal produce, baked goods, eggs and free-range, organically-fed chicken

Cari Skain – check out her pottery! She is open to commissions

Hugh and Janett Flowers will have his famous sweet potato pie and apple pie, as well as other baked goodies

Pam Schmutzler has oatmeal and dill breads, cookies, garlic, seasonal vegetables and salad mixes, pecans and spiced pecans

Mae Benson plans on bringing gluten-free muffins, Ezekiel bread, banana nut bread, cookies, pasta – made with freshly milled grains. Try her pre-baked pizza crusts – YUM!

Duncan Family Farm will have their wonderful pork, chicken and eggs, and tomatoes

Paula Bollinger will have all-natural deodorant, sunscreen and freshly harvested garlic and basil, organic sun tea, free trade coffee (now you can hydrate and get your caffeine buzz!)

More vendors plan to join us this Saturday and throughout the season. Stay tuned for fresh things at the Market