Point Labaddie Brewery -An independent, craft brewery opened in 2016, by brothers Andy and Rob Grimm that rests on 17 lovely acres in eastern Franklin County. Andy and Rob have the desire to create relationships within their community and have been looking for ways to bring more local ingredients into their beer making and new food menu. As we met and talked, we realized that my passion and experience supporting local small businesses, farmers, food entrepreneurs, local artisans and crafters was a great match for their vision of the brewery property and business plan. We consider the establishment of a farmers market as another avenue to bring folks together centered around local, seasonal food, artisan wares, local music and great beer! We hope it becomes a lively and vibrant place of commerce, community, relationships and good times.
The manager, René Sackett– Along with my husband George, I have been opening, managing and consulting on many levels of farmers market operations for about 10 years. Educating consumers (and farmers) about local, seasonal, sustainable, restorative production methods as well as recipe writing and creative, “no waste food use” are on my list of favorite market related conversations. My passion for creating relationships with a variety of local food producers, food entrepreneurs and local artisans has created many long term relationships in my own life and those in the communities I have worked. My background as a caterer, event planner, cooking instructor, small business owner and market manager have given me great experiences that have solidified a foundation to create positive, prosperous community events. I have attended many food safety workshops including the USDA low acid, better processing class and GAP (good agricultural practice) training. I have created relationships with the local health departments concerning farmers market regulations, the Missouri Ag Department, University of Missouri Extension and others. These classes, conferences, training and relationships have provided a sound and diverse education for me in the health and safety of the community as it relates to the world of farmers markets and local food.
I look forward to the upcoming market season and new Point Labaddie Farmers Market.
The Market Vendors– The farmers market is a “producer only” farmers market which means that the folks at the vendor tent or table will be the folks that have grown, produced, made, created the products that you are buying. Occasionally, a family member or employee will be the representative. To the best of our ability, we can ensure you that there is no reselling at the market. We love visiting farms and creating these relationships and also seeing first hand the production and growing methods of our market vendors. The Point Labaddie Farmers Market vendors will more than likely be from a 100 miles or less radius. A variety of produce will be local, seasonal and just picked. A variety of locally produced meat cuts and eggs will be from local farmers. There will be honey, native plants, pollinators and herbs, baked goods, tea blends, handmade soap, hopefully mushrooms, hot sauces and salsas and more. Each week, there will also be a few vendors preparing, ready to eat food options. The Tamale Man, Roxy’s Grill and Hillbilly Philly as well as others will be among the prepared food vendors attending.
The Point Labaddie Farmers Market is held at the Point Labaddie Brewery each Thursday from 4-7 p.m.
Point Labaddie Brewery
1029 Thiebes Rd,
Labadie, MO 63055