Friday, October 31, 2014

Christkindlmarket Opens!

The Christkindlemarket opens tomorrow (Saturday) from 9 to noon at the Webb City Farmers Market.  The north end of the pavilion will be packed with the regular market vendors, farmers, bakers, and ranchers.  The south end will be full of artists and crafters where you can expect some old favorites and some new finds.
The market should be overflowing with produce as our farmers clean out their fields in anticipation of a hard freeze tonight. The tables will be piled high with the field tomatoes, egg plant, squash, green beans and other summer crops.   We'll have greens, broccoli, winter squash, sweet potatoes and other cool weather crops as well.  The cool weather crops should recover from the cold, but after this week, we'll be relying mainly on the high tunnels for tomatoes, squash and peppers.

Marshall Mitchell will play his original music with a cowboy flair.  Bring the kids, he especially loves playing for them.  And take them for a ride in the market wagon.  It's still decorated with ribbons and flowers from its stint as a flower girl wagon at Emily Richardson's wedding last week.  (Congratulations Emily and Kit!)

Christkindlmarket vendors include artists working in glass and metal, jewelry, sewn, knitted and felted goods, repurposed fabrics, soaps, woodwork, beaded work, carved walking sticks, and pottery.  Regular market vendors include eight farms, two ranches (with pork, beef, chicken and lamb), three bakers, an egg farm, a coffee bean roaster and a real vanilla extract maker.

The market is open year-round on Saturdays from 9 to noon.  During the winter it is enclosed and heated, but on cold days like this Saturday, dress warmly.  It will be chilly!