A market opening to look forward to

Friends, the Columbia Farmers Market opens this Saturday. But you already knew that, didn’t you? Come get some spinach. Or maybe some leeks. And make this.

(just don’t cook it for the whole ten minutes, use Missouri Northern Pecans and some Prima Donna cheese)

Author: Scott

I am a married father of two. I graduated from Rock Bridge High School and then Mizzou before spending six years in the Washington, D.C. area. We returned to Columbia, Missouri in 2006.

7 thoughts

  1. We won’t be selling yet, but are sure looking forward to this season. I just got home from our last general membership meeting, and the market is going to be jam-packed with vendors and potential. Now if the weather gives us a decent season, as it is so far, this could be a year to remember.

    See you there sometime in April.

  2. Yes, this weather has been wonderful, hasn’t it? I’m thinking of tempting fate and transplanting a few kale starts this weekend. Is that crazy? I think April 15 is our avg last frost date, no?

  3. Scott, I have a question for you (and Eric) about the farmer’s market. Should I assume that vendors that do not have a sign that says “no pesticides used” (or something of that sort) use chemicals on their products?

  4. Eric can weigh in with his thoughts, but unless a vendor is officially certified organic, you should assume they use at least some chemical products. Many people assume if a vendor is at the market, they’re organic; that’s simply not true. I think only three or four out of the 70 are.

    At the same time, organic isn’t my end all, be all. The vast majority of vendors use chemical products, but judiciously and only when absolutely necessary. But if organic is your thing, you need to make sure they’re certified…which opens up another giant can of worms Eric knows all about.

  5. I don’t care if it is certified organic or not, but I prefer produce that has not been sprayed with chemicals. I just wish it was easier to identify which ones have been sprayed (and with what) and which ones have not.

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