Looking Forward to a Great Market Day. The Produce is starting to POP! Thursday May 24th, don’t miss.

Point Labaddie Farmers Market
at Point Labaddie Brewery
1029 Thiebes Rd, Labaddie MO
Thursday, May 24th, 2018
4:00pm-7:00pm

 

It’s a little early to share the complete list of vendors and produce, but it looks to be a hoppin’ and poppin’ market week. Vendors are getting into a market routine and the produce is starting to pop with the warmer temperatures. Last week, we had beautiful and delicious snap peas, broccoli, lettuces and spinach as well as a nice variety of other spring produce on the tables. I expect to see the same and even more this week and in the coming weeks.

As usual weather is crucial to the growth and harvest times of our local, seasonal food production. Some areas of the State where our market producers live received just the right amount of rain over the last weekend. While others got too much, too fast and have had the threat of ripening produce rotting in the field. I haven’t heard the final outcome for some of the farmers, but hopeful that things were not as bad as they first thought. Also, in mind that when our local produce has a late start, the good news is that it may be a predictor of a longer growing and harvest season. Later summer, but more into the fall months we can still have great seasonal produce being harvested. Like I started the market blog a few weeks ago; it’s the season of PATIENCE and getting to that “SWEET SPOT”. We are getting there. Once again, a big thank you and lots of heartfelt appreciation goes to all of you in the community that have stopped in over the first few weeks, have made very positive comments, made a significant amount of purchases from the vendors and have supported this new community event. We cannot succeed without the vendor and customer relationships and positive community support. Thank you!

I will continue to work at bringing you a great variety of quality vendors representing the most local, seasonal, produce including fruits, berries, vegetables and herbs, a unique variety of pastured meats and meat cuts, eggs, local, raw honey, baked goods, jams and jellies, mushrooms, native plants, as well as handmade and homemade artisan wares as well as some other surprises that I am working on! Each week we will have two to three vendors preparing a variety of ready to eat food items for you to enjoy at the market or for carryout to take home. Point Labaddie will have a craft beer, local wine and local soda. And we delight in bringing local, live music to the market every Thursday. Point Labaddie Brewery is known for the quality of musicians and entertainers that they have on the weekends. Having the addition of great live music on market day is even better.
So grab your market bag or cooler, stop in at Point Labaddie Farmers Market every Thursday between 4:00 and 7:00pm, shop, eat, drink, relax and enjoy this great community event.

This week I do expect a nice variety of local, seasonal produce including peas, broccoli, lettuces and more. A variety of eggs, meat cuts, local raw honey, native plants and pollinators and …..stay tuned for updated vendor and market news

Market Vendor List for May 24th will continue to grow as I hear from the vendors throughout the day and evening.

Prepared Food by:
The Tamale Man
Roxy’s Grill
Grand Army Farm- iced Vietnamese Coffee, fresh Vietnamese style spring rolls

Local, Seasonal Produce:
Rosy Buck Farm (stunning salad  mix, radish pods, sprouts, kombucha and more)
Farrar Out Farm (Strawberries)
Wine Creek Farm ( seasoned salts, dried peppers and a variety of local, seasonal produce)
Three Girls and a Tractor (popcorn, pecans, beets, spinach, lettuce and a variety of local, seasonal produce)
Crooked Tree Farm (peas, broccoli, lettuces and…..)
Weidner Farm (local, raw honey and some produce)
and more…

Locally Produced, Pastured Meat and Eggs
Stuart Farm – just butchered chicken, pork cuts, eggs
Farrar Out Farm- chicken, beef, pork, eggs
Alpacas of Troy – alpaca, pork, specialty sausages
Grand Army Farm- chicken, duck, goose, turkey and quail eggs, rabbit meat, chicken and cornish hens

Perennials, Pollinators, Herbs, Vegetable Starts
Papillion Perennials
Wine Creek Farm (veggie starts include- hot and sweet peppers, okra, cucumbers, zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes, herbs and kale)
Ginseng Joe – cultivated ginseng plants and wood crafts

St Louis Mushrooms and Wild Foods- fresh morels, dried morels, dried black trumpets and lobster mushrooms

Fiber, yarn and fiber crafts
Alpacas of Troy – alpaca
Grand Army Farm- angora

Mr B’s Hot Sauce
El Chico Bakery

Looking forward to seeing you at the market.
René
Market Manager