Friday, November 22, 2013

How to Order for the Holidays

With the holidays coming up, folks are asking how to order items from the market vendors. You can stop by the market and place an order or just give them a call. I've listed the most often requested vendors below and on the sidebar but if you need numbers for other vendors, just email me at Don't forget our Holiday Market - 11 to 1 at the pavilion on Tuesday, December 24, Christmas Eve, also 11 to 1 at the pavilion.

Amos Apiaries - honey - 417 529-3545
Edith Bayless - seamstress - 417 439-4292
Black Forest Pastry - 417 325-7506
The Butcher Block - tacos/ribs/pulled pork/brisket & other great meats, plus cheese balls - 417 624-1000
Fairhaven - pecans/jams & jelly - 417 432-3458
Hazel's Bakery - 417 529-2030
Minerva's Candy Co - 417 717-0042
Mohaska Farmhouse - artisan breads - 417 206-3473
Sunny Lane Farm - all-natural beef, chicken & lamb - 417 637-2991

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Saturday at the Market

This Saturday the Webb City Farmers Market welcomes another new vendor to its Christkindlmarket – Jim Oxley of Mountain Grove.  Jim has close ties to the Webb City Market.  His granddaughter, Tami Fredrickson with Fredrickson Farms has sold at the market since it opened in 2000.  She’s also the market board president this year.  But Jim is joining the market on his own merit as the creator of lacey, fun dresses for girls, newborn through 12 years.  (You can see a photo of more of his dresses on the market’s Facebook page.) 

In Tami’s words, this is how her grandfather got into this unusual – for a man – line of work:  “My grandma made dresses for all of her granddaughters. She and Grandpa both worked at Brown Shoe factory in Mountain Grove.  Grandpa began helping my grandma after she was diagnosed & treated for breast cancer in the mid eighties.  Grandma would get calls from all over to make dresses like we wore.  After she passed away my grandpa began making the dresses like she did & now travels around to different events to sell them. He uses patterns that my grandma designed & drew.  His prices are affordable for the quality & complexity of each garment.  He tries to keep costs down so anyone can purchase. I am super proud of him!”

Jim joins glass artists, weavers, knitters, potters and others in the Christkindlmarket this Saturday in the south end of the market pavilion.

On Saturday, the market is open from 9 to noon in the pavilion (which is sheltered from the weather by sides now) just southeast of the Main Street entrance to King Jack Park. The Butcher Block will offer breakfast tacos and coffee.  Bill Adkins takes the market stage with contemporary classics. We’re expecting eight farms with fresh local produce like tomatoes, peppers, onions, lettuce, spinach and other greens, winter squash and more, plus a rancher with pork, and lots of baked goods, raw milk, honey, energy bars, tamales, bbq ribs, and farm fresh eggs.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

This Saturday at the Market

This Saturday, the Webb City Farmers Market welcomes its newest vendor who also happens to be one of Webb City’s oldest merchants – The Minerva Candy Company. The company was founded in 1905 and was famous for its handcrafted candy canes until it closed in 2005. The business was reopened in 2012 by current owners Tom and Mary Hamsher, but candy cane making had to wait on careful restoration of the huge copper pots and burners, as well as availability of former owner and candy cane maestro Duke Mallos.  It all came together in late October with the creation of 2,000 two-foot candy canes, some of which will be on sale at this Saturday’s Christkindlmarket in the Farmers Market.  (that's their photo in the candy store - notice the big copper pots hanging on the wall - want to see the candy store in person?  & enjoy lunch, breakfast or dinner Tuesday through Saturday?  You'll find them at 12 South Main in Webb City.)

On Saturday, the market is open from 9 to noon in the pavilion (which is sheltered from the weather by sides now). Mark Berger will take center stage, playing his large collection of Native American flutes. We’re expecting nine farms with fresh local produce and two pork ranchers, plus baked goods, raw milk, honey, energy bars, tamales, bbq ribs, and farm fresh eggs. The Christkindlmarket will fill the south end of the pavilion with locally made art, crafts and knitted and sewn goods.