August 7-13, 2016
USDA Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has officially designated August 7th-13th National Farmers Market Week!
The National Farmers Market Week is celebrated across the country from August 7 through August 13, 2016. It’s a time to celebrate the farmers, ranchers, and local food producers as well as the communities that make them happen. With over 8,500 farmers markets across the nation, it is easy to find a market near you. The National Farmers Market Directory makes it convenient to find farmers markets in your area with weekday, weekend, and evening options to celebrate National Farmers Market Week: https://www.ams.usda.gov/event/national-farmers-market-week-2016.
In celebration, during the month of August, the Lincoln University (LU) Farmers’ Market is going to have different activities such as tasting days, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and much more. Come and help us celebrate our farmers!
Saturday is a Market day at Lincoln University!
The Best Farmers’ Market in Town!
The LU Farmers’ market features a wide variety of delicious, fresh, locally-grown produce. Everything is homemade with high-quality ingredients. Visit our welcome table: taste a refreshing Hibiscus tea, paint a rock, and get information about the market and Jefferson City Passport! Every Saturday from 9:00 to noon (parking lot, Lorenzo Greene Hall, 900 Leslie Boulevard).
This Saturday you can find lots of delicious watermelons, cantaloupes, blackberries, sweet corn, heirloom tomatoes, Chanterelle mushrooms, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, potatoes, onions, blackberry syrup, eggs, baked goods, honey, jelly, USDA inspected and pasture raised meat, grains, a wide variety of vegetables, beak goods, and meat!
The LU Native Plants program’s booth will feature beautiful floral arrangements, native plants for sale, and educational materials. Check it out!
FOSTER CARE VOUCHERS ARE WELCOME!
Don’t forget, if you want to participate in our monthly market raffle, sign up on our e-mailing list at the welcome booth. You can win a basket with bountiful fresh local food.
Our next drawing will be on August 27th
We are part of PASSPORT Jefferson City! You can visit and discover new places around town. Get your PASSPORT and get it stamped after doing a short scavenger hunt or tour. The LU Farmers’ Market is one of the 11 places you can visit.
How does PASSPORT work? Pick it up at the LU Welcome Booth, click on the link (https://goo.gl/iCkIbP), or print off a PASSPORT from any of the 11 participating sites (Missouri River Regional Library, Missouri Veterinary Medical Foundation Museum, Missouri Farm Bureau Log Home, MSHP Safety & Education Center, LUCE Native Plants Program, Museum of Military History, Missouri State Archives, Missouri State Museum, Missouri State Penitentiary Museum, Runge Conservation Nature Center). Do a short scavenger hunt or tour a PASSPORT site, get your PASSPORT stamped, and pick up a small gift. Visit all 11 PASSPORT sites to become eligible to win a gift basket with local items.
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