Point Labaddie Farmers Market
Thursday, May 31, 2018, 4:00-7:00pm
at Point Labaddie Brewery
1029 Thiebes Rd, Labadie MO
I really enjoy visiting farms and getting to know the vendors on another level, outside of the farmers market. As a market manager I have always felt like farm visits are a critical piece of being able to support the farmer/producer and the customer relationship. I can have first person narrative and be even more informed about the producers after each visit. This weekend my husband and I were able to visit with a couple of market producers and tour their farms. The visits were quite enjoyable and definitely created some great memories.
I posted a few pictures on the market Facebook page after visiting the Suchland family’s Alpaca’s of Troy farm on Friday. The Suchlands are a great family and we enjoyed spending a few hours on their property learning about alpacas, goats, horses and pigs. There were lots of baby animals to ohhh and ahhh over! I still need to share the pictures of Farrar Out Farm from our Sunday visit . Colby took us out and about for about 3 hours to see his farming operation. It was stunning and really, really interesting. Earlier in the spring I made a trip out to Rosy Buck and Flower Hill Farm. It was one of those wet, drizzling, cold days. We had a walk around the farms and shared a great lunch. I will go back soon as their production has started there will be more to see later in the season.
I look forward to more visits over the next few weeks and coming months. I will continue to post pictures and share insights.
Meanwhile, the weather is getting a little hot and steamy. The spring produce has sort of come and almost went!! Producers had a late start getting plants and seeds in, the mild spring weather and temps came, but didn’t last long. There’s still some spring and early season produce, but the hot temps and sunshine will be just right for the summer veggies to start popping. We should see a good mix over the next few weeks.
We have a couple of new vendors this week-
Anna Steffer “Memorable Creations” will have a wide variety of home made jams and jellies. Anna is a seasoned market vendor as she has been a faithful attendee of a few markets in the area for several years. Stop by, meet Anna and take a jar or two of her Memorable Creations jams and jellies home to enjoy.
Michelle Pohl “Blooming with Joy” has a full line of tea. Michelle will bring over 50 custom blended loose teas to the market which will include 10 cold brew iced tea blends. She also has tea related gifts and favors. Michelle will also be serving iced tea by the glass at the market.
Janet Talcott, EmmiLus Barkery has a specialty dog treat business and just opened a store front in Ellisville. I am hoping that she joins us this week. If not, then next week.
I am still waiting to hear from a few more vendors, but this is the list so far. Stay tuned for updates as I will be posting the ongoing market report as I hear from more vendors.
Hot Food and Sandwiches by
Hillbilly Philly and
Stick. Bowl and Roll
Farrar Out Farm, pastured meats and eggs (maybe strawberries)
Goose Creek Soap
Grand Army Farm, an assortment of eggs, meats, angora fiber crafts and yarn and I BET something delicious to eat right on the spot (maybe lemon custard & fresh spring rolls)
Three Girls and a Tractor, pecans, popcorn, beets, zucchini, cucumbers. spinach, lettuce
Wine Creek Farm, an assortment of local, seasonal produce, as well as veggie plants for your garden and unique jarred salt blends
Rosy Buck Farm, sprouts, stunning salad mix, radish pods, peas, garlic scapes, kombucha
Alpacas of Troy, pastured meats and specialty sausages, alpaca fiber crafts and yarn
El Chico Bakery– fruit filled empanadas, giant cookies and other traditional Mexican pastries
Enjoy live music by Drew Jones, great beer brought to you by the Grimm Brothers of Point Labaddie Brewery, front of the house hospitality by Pete Browne and an all around great community event.
Thank you for supporting the vendors and the small businesses.
See you at the market,