Friday, February 18, 2011

Today at the market

The Webb City Winter Farmers Market welcomes LOMAH Farms to the market on Friday. LOMAH (Land of Milk and Honey) produces cheese from the milk of their Jersey cattle. The cattle are grass-fed on their 400 acre farm near Wyandotte, Oklahoma, and watered from an artesian spring. On Friday, they will have waxed wheels of Monterey Jack, Cheddar Cheese curds, Havarti, and Neu Chatel soft cheese.
The market will be open from 11 to 2 under the market pavilion at the Main Street entrance to King Jack Park. Jack and Lee Ann Sours will play traditional music from 11 to 1.

The market ranchers will have pork, beef, chicken, lamb, buffalo, and elk. Fairhaven will have jams, jellies, and fresh pecan meats. Amos Apiaries will have quarts of local raw honey for sale. In celebration of the weather, Black Forest House will have spring flower basket cookies in addition to a large selection of their usual products. Freda Mae’s is adding whoopee pies and buttery rolls to her baked goods selection. Small Cottage Roasters will have freshly roasted coffee beans in light, medium and dark roasts.

Soup Du Jour by Jimmi’s will serve a bowl of Greek Potato soup or Chicken with Homemade Dill Noodles Soup with bread for $4. The soups will also be available for take home by the jar.

The Winter Market is open from 11 to 2 on the first and third Friday of each month through April.

Selection and sales begin when the bell rings at opening. The market is located at the Main Street entrance to King Jack Park under the market pavilion. It’s open rain or shine, but not ice or sleet. Customers wanting last minute information on Friday can call 483-8139 or check the market’s facebook page.

Friday, February 4, 2011

To Sell At The Market

We've gotten a few inquiries from folks wanting to sell at the market this year, so here's reminder that all growers of edible produce at the Webb City Market must complete a food safety training course before selling.

We've already held our food safety workshop for this year. There are a couple of other options - there's a workshop in Mountain Grove on Thursday afternoon, March 10. To register, call 417-547-7533.

Cornell University is opening an on-line course up for registration in the next couple of days.

The Mountain Grove workshop is free, the Cornell University course is $50 and this may be the last course they offer at that rate. Their grant is running out and it may have to go up to $300.

Taking the training does not guarantee a spot at the market. The vendor still has to have an application approved.

We'll have information available at our new vendor meeting at 10 am, Saturday, March 12 at the Webb City Library, 101 South Liberty.