Friday, February 17, 2017

News from the Market - 2-17-17

It’s going to be another beautiful day Saturday at the Webb City Farmers Market.  The pavilion will be full of good things this Saturday from 9 to noon in the pavilion at the Main Street entrance to King Jack Park.

Breakfast is biscuit and gravy, sausage, eggs, hash brown casserole for $5.  Coffee or juice is 50 cents.  Stewart’s Bakery will have two oven roasted chicken legs with a hot roll for take away or eat in for $5.  The Pommerts will fill the market with soft rock, jazz and classical guitar.

The market will be filled with fresh, local produce, baked goods, including gluten-free, jams, jellies, raw food bars, kettle corn, pork, beef, lamb and chicken, handcrafted soaps, sewn goods, balms, jewelry and glass art.  Cook's Berry Junction will be at the market with the last of his specialty honey.  Our customers have such an appetite for honey that it does not take long for a beekeeper's supply to be exhausted.  If you know of a local beekeeper, please let us know.  It will probably take five or even ten to replace the amount of honey that Amos Apiary brought to the market before retirement.

Thanks to support from Wholesome Wave and Fair Food Network, the market matches food stamp purchases with up to $25 in match tokens good from fruits and vegetables at each market.  For details, go to the information table at the market. The market is part of a national research project to determine the effectiveness of matching food stamps at the market.  Does it impact, in a good way, the diets of our low income neighbors?  In order to determine this, our food stamp customers can take part in a monthly survey which will go through at least April.  They can sign up to receive the questions once a month and as a thank you many receive bonus fruit and veggie tokens.  If you are, or know of, a food stamp customer, be sure to come by the market to sign up for the survey. 

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 ice, 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.