Thursday, October 24, 2013

This Friday and Saturday at the Market

This is the last Friday of the season. 

Starting in November, we will be open every Saturday from 9 to noon in the pavilion – and, in addition, to the farmers market we’ll have our Christkindlmarket featuring artists and artisans selling their locally-made goods.  

We’ll be glad of the sidings on the pavilion with the cool weather moving in this weekend.  Our farmers have been busy placing row covers in the fields to save the crops from freeze damage.  High tunnel crops are protected as well.  We should have a LOT of produce, including pumpkins, at the market this weekend.

On Friday the Webb City Farmers Market is open from 11 to 2 under the pavilion at the Main Street entrance to King Jack Park.    Lunch, served from 11 to 1, is all-you-can-eat chili, plus one drink and a brownie for $5.  Friday’s Cooking for a Cause will benefit the Tri-County Cerebral Palsy Center.   The Granny Chicks perform Friday.  Marlee's Creamery will be here Friday after an absence of almost a month!

In addition to tables loaded with fresh local produce, there will be farm fresh eggs, baked goods, beef, chicken, lamb, pork, freshly roasted coffee beans, energy bars.  The Joplin Business Women will sell Rada utensils as a fundraiser for their MSSU scholarship program on both Friday and Saturday.  

On Saturday, the market is open from 9 to noon under the pavilion.  Breakfast benefits the Webb City R-7 Foundation’s Latimer Scholarship and features pancakes, ham, and farm fresh eggs cooked to order.   Jim and Karen Latimer, honored by the Foundation as this year’s Distinguished Citizens, will be serving breakfast.  Marshall Mitchell takes the market stage Saturday.  He always gets the kids dancing!  

On Saturday we expect local produce, energy bars, farm fresh eggs, freshly roasted coffee beans, bbq ribs, and tamales.  Green’s Greenhouse and Gardens is back on Saturday after a several month absence preparing for winter market production.  They will have bell peppers, spinach, green beans, onions, butternut squash and spaghetti squash.