What’s Fresh – Thursday, May 29 and Saturday, May 31

IMAG0296It’s time for our Thursday Market to start! Our Thursday Market is very similar to our Saturday Market. It tends to be a bit smaller, but all the local goodness is there! Thursday nights we will be downtown on Madison Street next to the Governor’s Mansion. Come see us after work and before Thursday Night Live – we are open 4:30 to 6:30, and pick up a few local goodies to take home.

Many of our regular vendors are planning on being there Thursday night – Invermos Valley Farms, Rothove Produce, Rakow Farm, Ozark Yankee, the Gillilands, Honeysuckle Acres, Mae Benson, and Three Story Coffee. Duncan Family Farms will be joining us in a few weeks after school ends (they are teachers AND farmers!).

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Spring produce is available – Lettuce is in full force, so pick some up! Look for green onions, leafy greens – Swiss chard and kale, cauliflower, herbs, radishes and beets.  The Rothoves will have tomatoes and cucumbers from their high tunnels (tomatoes this Saturday only). There are local pecans (better than anything you’ll find in a store!) from both Pam Schmutzler and the Rothoves.

You know we have the baked goods! There are cookies, pies, and freshly-milled grains turned into tasty breads. Mae Benson has some really tasty pre-baked pizza crusts. I’ve become somewhat addicted to the crusts and keep a couple in my freezer for quick meals. Hugh Flowers has tamales – pork, chicken, or cheese. Pick up a cup of coffee from Bare Knuckle Roasters or a bag of fair-trade coffee from Three Story Coffee to go with all that baked goodness.

And we’d like to shout out a big shout out to all of our customers who came to visit us last week in the rain. Some of you were lucky enough to visit us before the rain… You are the reason we are here each week. Thank you!

 

 

What’s Fresh – Saturday, May 24

Staying in town for Memorial Day Weekend? We are too! We’ll be at the Madison Street location this week and next. Come see us from 9:00 am until Noon. We have a lot to offer. And produce season is finally starting up, so there is even more local goodness available.

This weekend is the official start of grilling season! You will find pasture-raised beef, pork, and eggs. Chicken will be arriving in a few weeks. Invermos Valley Farms will have grilling specials this weekend for your Memorial Day celebrations.

Spring produce is available – Lettuce is in full force, so pick some up! Look for green onions, leafy greens – Swiss chard and kale, cauliflower, herbs and more.  The Rothoves will have tomatoes and cucumbers from their high tunnels. I had my first BLT last week – with all local items from our market. I was kind of in shock… but, it was a good kind of shock. Tomatoes. From Westphalia. In May. Awesome.

You know we have the baked goods! There are cookies, pies, and freshly-milled grains turned into tasty breads. Mae Benson has some really tasty pre-baked pizza crusts. Hugh Flowers has tamales – pork, chicken, or cheese. Pick up a cup of coffee from Bare Knuckle Roasters or a bag of fair-trade coffee from Three Story Coffee to go with all that baked goodness.

There will be local honey, jams and jellies, handmade soaps and crafts. Besides, the great local honey, the Kauffmans at Honeysuckle Acres make several body care products. People have been talking lately about the totally natural deodorant powder. Also the lip and body balms are pretty special.

Our Thursday Market kicks off next Thursday, May 29, 4:30 to 6:30, in our new Thursday location Downtown. That’s right! Thursday nights we will be downtown on Madison Street next to the Governor’s Mansion. We’ll have a special post next week, so stay tuned. Come see us after work and before Thursday Night Live and pick up a few local goodies to take home.

 

 

What’s Fresh Saturday, May 17

pam5.10We’re ready for our third week downtown and keeping our fingers crossed for a warmer weekend.

Expect to find pasture-raised beef, pork, and eggs. Grilling season is upon us and there’s everything from steaks to bratwurst.

Spring produce is available – green onions, lettuces, greens – Swiss chard and kale, herbs and more.  Try some garlic scapes (the unopened garlic flower)- they are great grilled or added to stir fry and other dishes for a mild garlic flavor. The Rothoves will have tomatoes and cucumbers from their greenhouses. If you were early last week, you may have had a chance to pick up the first few tomatoes of the season. They weren’t on the table long!

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. Mae Benson has some really tasty pre-baked pizza crusts. Pick up a cup of coffee from Bare Knuckle Roasters or a bag of fair-trade coffee from Three Story Coffee to go with all that baked goodness.

There will be jams and jellies, handmade soaps and crafts. The Gillilands will have the blueberry jam and the ever popular carrot cake jam. Have a canine friend? We even have healthy dog treats!

There will still be a few plants for sale. The Lincoln University Native Plants Program will even have plants available to attract pollinators to your garden this season. Stop by and talk to the University’s Native Plant Specialist, Dr. Nadia Navarette-Tindall, to find out more about Missouri’s native bounty.

See you this Saturday and the rest of May downtown!

What’s fresh Downtown for May 10

downtownmktIt’s more of the same spring goodness at the Market this week. 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 cut flowers and arrangements for Mothers’ Day. There willbe the normal great selection of baked goods – sweet potato pies, apple pies, cookies, breads, and freshly-milled grains turned into tasty breads. There will be jams and jellies, handmade soaps and crafts. 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!