Farmers Market Continues with the Awesome, Winter Be Damned

Somewhere around mid-October I sort of check out when it comes to the farmers market. I start the countdown clock for April and fall prey to the siren song of the grocery store. True, nobody gets dashed upon the rocks at Schucks or HyVee (at least not that I’ve seen), but the ease of coming by everything from kale to Red Box movies does wreak the kind of havoc on the checking account that Odysseus might recognize.

So count this as a reminder – I will too – that there are still a lot of great local products available at the farmers market, even in the dead of winter. Let’s get with the program starting this weekend. Here’s what’s on tap for tomorrow:

Update: Susie will have lamb necks. Don’t know what to do with lamb necks? Me neither, but I bet soup or a ragu could be involved. Try something new.

What’s New at the Columbia Farmers Market This Week?
Week of: January 14 to January 26, 2010

Find Columbia Farmers Market FARMERS & PRODUCERS at

the NEW WINTER location

Rock Bridge Christian Church, corner of Green Meadows & Bethel Roads.

Open Saturdays: 10am to 2pm
Featured Product: Share Life Farm’s certified organic spinach, arugula, lettuce greens

Sellmeyer Farm’s variety of squashes including butternut and potatoes

Pete’s Produce has onions, sweet potatoes, red potatoes and more

Jake & Shirley Kropf are growing broccoli and tomatoes ~ the tomatoes were $3.75/pound and compared to the big box store’s 10 oz tomatoes for $3.98 I think I’ll stick with Kropf’s locally grown awesome tomatoes! Shirley bakes a sugary goodness blackberry filled roll that is too good to pass up.

Grandma Barb will be back this Saturday with mini pies, jams & jellies. For lunch Barb is preparing pastrami sandwiches made from

Missouri Legacy Beef ~ we know you all are beef eaters, right?

For dessert there is Walk About Acres honey ice cream pie,

pecan treats from Grand Valley Farms,

dried apples from Sandy Creek Farm.

Don’t forget to take home some Country Goodies jams and jellies, great for breakfast or tea time.

If this isn’t enough for your shopping list, there is also:

Certified organic pork, chicken, and fresh eggs from the Rices of JJR Farm,

Lamb from Susie Everhart,

Fresh Pasta from Pasta Italia ~ there are so many delicious dishes to prepare with fresh pasta and they offer sauce too,

Farm fresh free range eggs from Todd Farm.

MEATS: beef, lamb, CHICKEN, pork, GOAT, EMU. Some beef and lamb products are fully cooked & ready to serve.

Knife sharpening service offered on Saturdays at the WINTER location, Rock Bridge Christian Church.


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.

One thought

  1. The Blade Runner wasn’t there Saturday (1/15). Evidently he shows up at some of the winter markets, not all.

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