This week the Market will be moving downtown to Madison Street between High Street and Capitol Avenue. As many of you know, Lincoln’s campus, especially our end, gets pretty busy this time of year. There will be track meets and graduation ceremonies happening every Saturday for almost the entire month. The wonderful folks from Downtown Jefferson City offered us a home during May. Thanks to Stephanie Bell and all the wonderful merchants who helped make this possible!
The Market will run for the normal time 9:00 am to Noon. And might I suggest visiting on of the fine local restaurants for breakfast or lunch when you make the trip downtown for Market? Mmmmm….
Our regular vendors will be in full force. Expect to find pasture-raised beef, pork, chicken and eggs. Spring produce is available – green onions, lettuces, greens – Swiss chard and kale, herbs and more. There will be the normal great selection of baked goods – sweet potato pies, apple pies, cookies, breads, and freshly-milled grains turned into tasty breads. We even have healthy dog treats!
If you are looking for plants, come buy from our farmers! There will be a selection of tomatoes – heirlooms and hybrids, vegetables, herbs, and ornamentals. The Lincoln University Native Plants Program will even have plants available to attract pollinators to your garden this season.
See you this Saturday and the rest of May downtown!
Vendors have been sharing what will be at the market this Saturday. We will be at our normal location on Campus at the Dickinson Research Center Parking Lot. Here’s a partial list of what you’ll find at market this week.
Produce – While this spring has not been great for getting produce out early, there will be greens, lettuces, green onions, and herbs on hand. Check out the booths of Pam Schmutzler and Ozark Yankee for some spring produce. Ozark Yankee also has some wonderful goats milk soap and goats milk fudge and caramels. Just don’t mistake those soap samples for candy!
Plants – Want to grow some of your own local food? Several people will have plants available, look for them at the Rothove’s booth and Longfellow Garden Center’s spot. There will be tomato, basil, and a selection of other vegetables and herbs on hand. Just want some pretty annuals or perennials to brighten up the yard? We have those too. Go native with some plants for LU’s Native Plants program. The bees and butterflies will love you for it!
Meats & Eggs – Look for pasture-raised, grass-fed beef from both Ozark Yankee and Invermos Valley Farms. Invermos Valley has turkey sausage and smoked turkey drumsticks as well. Pam Schmutzler and Ozark Yankee will have eggs.
Jams & Jellies – The Gillilands will have an assortment of jams and jellies, hand-made soaps, and tie-dye t-shirts.
Baked Goods – These bakers do it right! Mae Benson will have Ezekiel Fasting Bread and cinnamon rolls along with her other freshly-milled grain goodies. Check out Hugh Flower’s pies, cakes and cookies. He’s got awesome tamales too. Pam Schmutzler will have her oatmeal and dill breads as well as cookies.
You know what goes good with baked goods? Coffee. Coffee goes good with baked goods. Try a cup of Bare Knuckle Roasting Company’s coffee while you shop. Jordon brews it up right in front of you.
There will also be the normal array of local honey, pottery and various culinary odds and ends.
See you Saturday – 9:00 am to Noon!
You don’t want to miss Opening Day. We are all keeping our fingers crossed that spring has truly arrived. Our spring vegetables may be slow in arriving because of winter’s firm grasp this year, but we will have plenty of beef, pork, chicken, eggs and baked goods. I suspect there will be some lettuce and other leafy greens. We will also have several vendors selling plants for your own gardens.
So don’t miss out Saturday, April 19th. We’ll be here from 9 am to noon in the Dickinson Research Center Parking Lot.