Columbia Farmers Market – winter hours

Now this is impressive news.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Columbia, Missouri – November 17, 2009

Due to rising demand from both customers and vendors, the Columbia
Farmers Market will be extending its season on a trial basis through
December 19th.

In years past, the Market’s season has ended just prior
to Thanksgiving, with the last day of 2009 slated as Saturday, November
21. However, the continued growth in the Market’s vendor base, product
diversity, and customer count, combined with increasing interest in
locally-grown food in all seasons, has generated enough buzz and demand
to support keeping the Market open in December.

The December market days will be held from 10 am to at least12pm on
three Saturdays, December 5th, 12th, and 19th, after taking a week off
for Thanksgiving. All normal CFM rules and policies will be in place,
including the requirement that all products be sold directly by the
grower/producer, and be grown and/or produced within a roughly 55-mile
radius around Columbia. The location will be the same, behind the city
Activities & Recreation Center at the corner of Clinkscales and Ash.

Products expected to be available include lamb, pork, beef, eggs, winter
& greenhouse vegetables, honey, locally-made chocolate, baked goods, and
more. If weather conditions are not suitable for an outdoor market, an
announcement will be made on the Columbia Farmers Market website
(www.columbiafarmersmarket.org

), and on the Market’s voicemail
(573-823-6889).

With the Columbia Farmers Market set to mark its 30th anniversary in
2010, this trial winter market will be an excellent way to celebrate and
support the continued growth and success of small farms and local foods
in mid-Missouri.

Contacts:

Market Manager
Caroline Todd
(573) 474-0989
columbia_farmers_market@yahoo.com

Market President
Rex Roberts
(660) 886-6877
seasonsgreens@yahoo.com

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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.

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