Thursday, April 13, 2017

Webb City Sentinel market column - 4/12/17

Hurray!  Terrell Creek Artisan Goat Cheese is returning to the market this Saturday.  We always miss them in the winter when Leslie and Barry Million give their goats a bit of a break while the goats are busy making baby goats.  But kidding seson is over and Terrell Creek is back with their award winning cheese.

The Kids Garden Club is also back this Saturday. They are planting marigolds and learning about companion planting. Eric, our lead master gardener in the project, started adding a craft a few sessions back. He said each time the kids came they took home a pot of dirt. And while that dirt would later sprout something interesting, he thought a pot of dirt might leave a poor immediate impression of the market, pots of dirt not being that exciting. So he has jazzed it up with all sorts of crafty things – this week they can make a tissue flower.

Stewart’s Bakery has added some special items this Saturday in honor of Easter – dinner rolls by the dozen and pans of cinnamon rolls. There will also be fruit pies – blueberry, apple, peach and cherry. If you want a special order, give her a call at 417 621-8455.

Linda will have her usual breakfast of scrambled eggs, biscuit and gravy, sausage and hash brown casserole. She’ll also have chili with crackers for take-away or eating-in.

The Includers return to the market stage this week with their joyful homespun music.

The Kids Community Garden between the Middle School and Madge T. James, sprung into action this week. Yesterday some 200 kinder-garteners planted potatoes and filled one-third of the garden. Next fall, they will return as first graders to see the fruits (or rather veggies) of their efforts dug up.

In a few weeks, after the last frost date, we’ll invite the middle schoolers to plant the rest of the garden with squash, zucchini, cucumbers and who knows what else. The master gardeners, who manage the garden for us, always have great ideas.

Don’t forget that Saturday afternoon Braker Berry Farm is open for a free tour from 3:16 to 5 pm. They are located at 941 SW 90th Lane, Oronogo. If you’re interested in growing or in where your food comes from, please join us. The Brakers are excellent growers.

A week from Saturday we open for the regular season so you can soon visit the market three times a week!  But until then, come see us on Saturday from 9 to noon.