Friday, November 25, 2016

It’s Small Business Saturday and you’ll find dozens of small businesses at the Webb City Farmers Market this Saturday from 9 to noon on Saturday at the South Main Street entrance to King Jack Park.   The pavilion is decked out for Christmas, enclosed and heated.

Ms. Claus will be on hand to pose for pictures with children (and adults).  Richard Hugh Roberts will be singing Christmas songs*.  Stewart’s Bakery serves breakfast:  sausage, eggs, biscuits and gravy and hash brown casserole for $5 or a giant cinnamon roll for $3.  Either selection includes a choice of coffee or juice.

The north end of the pavilion will be filled with farmers with their tables of just harvested produce.  There will also be chicken, lamb, pork and beef, plus farm fresh eggs, jams and jellies, and baked goods.  And we’ll have kettle corn, pecans, pecan brittle and peanut brittle, honey, seasoned salts and frozen tamales.

Christkindlmarket will be a festival of artists and craftspeople and their handcrafted wares. 

We welcome back Jim Oxley with his delightful dresses for little girls,  (That's my granddaughter Madeleine in one of his summer frocks and my granddaughter Josephine in one of his frilly dresses.)  Copperleaf Pottery who in addition to beautiful pottery make soaps, and Jane McCaulley with her beautiful glass ornaments and other glass work.  Two new vendors, LillyBrook Creations, with personalized ornaments, cups and more, and 2 T’s Soap and Stuff, with handmade soap bars, shave soap, lip balm, and sugar scrubs and salves, join the Christkindlmarket Saturday..

The market matches food stamp purchases with up to $25 in match tokens for fruits and vegetables at each market.    For details, go to the market information table.

We’re open Saturday year-round from 9 to noon. The Webb City Farmers Market is a producer-only market. It is open, rain or shine but not when the roads are dangerous with sleet, in the pavilion east of the Main Street entrance to King Jack Park. Sales and setbacks begin at opening. The market accepts SNAP (food stamps), debit and credit cards.  For information, call 417 483-8139.  *Music at the market is underwritten by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.