Farmers Market of the Ozarks combines farm fresh goodness, hand-crafted products and local eateries, all in one location that is easily accessible to the Ozarks community.  Customers can shop for their weekly groceries, find unique gifts that are made from local artisans, enjoy musical talents of local artists and enjoy breakfast and lunch, all within the market’s laid back atmosphere.

FMO provides vendors from a 150-mile radius of Springfield, Mo., the opportunity to bring the best from the county to the city.  Additionally, consumers have the ability to “Put a Face to Their Food” each week with a visit to the market.

In July 2013, FMO became the first farmers market in the region to be housed in a year-round pavilion, inside the Farmers Park Development.  The pavilion serves as an open air facility when the weather is pleasant, with fans and a kitchen.  During the winter months the pavilion is furnished with roll down doors and radiant heat inside, making the market a year-round facility.

Our market accepts SNAP, debit and credit cards.  To use these forms of payment, please go to the Market Info Hub and our market management will swipe your card on our wireless machine and give you tokens that you can spend with any of our vendors just like cash.

Market is a Place Where…

Community members understand the value of strengthening the local economy by supporting locally grown food, local food growers and producers prosper by finding local marketplaces for their products, and residents have access to high quality, nutritious, locally grown food.

Our Mission

Farmers Market of the Ozarks operates a vibrant farmers market that contributes to the success of local food growers and producers, strengthens the local food economy and serves as a community gathering place for the Ozarks region.

Our Values

Sustainability: Our market operates focusing on social, ecological and economic sustainability.
Excellence:
 Through combining innovation and business we create a beautiful, functional and exciting farmers market for the community.
Fostering Relationships:
 We strive to promote positive connections between local producers, and the community members who support them.
Nourishment:
 Local food is at the heart of the market and community, therefore we strive to provide access to fresh and nutritious food throughout the region.
Education:
 Our market believes it is our duty to educate the community about the value of locally produced products.

Market Operational Hours:

Saturdays (Year-round) 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m
Wednesdays (May-September) 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Our Partners
Supplementation

Our goal at Farmers Market of the Ozarks is to provide consumers the opportunity to purchase a wide array of farm foods from their local producers and “put a face to their food.” To ensure the market has the products that you are looking for we offer producers the opportunity to supplement products from other local farmers within the 150-mile radius of the market.

The Market Manager may make exceptions to the distance limitations after conference with and approval from the board. Exceptions will be approved only when items are not available locally to fill demand, and the board believes the exception will benefit the market as a whole.

All products not grown by the vendor (but grown by another local farmer), must be clearly identified as such at market. Vendors wishing to supplement must first be accepted into the market through the application process and the board must deem if allowing the supplementation will be for the betterment of the market and community.

You will know if a product is supplemented by a sign at the vendor’s stall that will read: “Supplemented Products.”  Feel free to talk with each of our farmers about the products on their tables that are supplemented, where are they from and variety specifics. We want to provide you with as much information as possible about the products found at FMO.

Why FMO products are TRUSTED?

  1. FMO inspects vendors on a regular bases to see that products are grown, raised and harvested using food safety practices, humane treatment of livestock and that all terminology used at market to promote a vendor’s product is valid.
  2. No vendor is allowed to sell at FMO unless they provide prior proof of all local, state and national certificates and permits, according to the laws and regulations for specific agricultural and food based products.
  3. All marketing labels or claims at FMO are inspected to ensure validity. If a vendor is selling products labeled as “certified naturally grown”, “certified humane”, “organic”, or “certified organic”, “non-GMO”, the vendor must prove this labeling to the market manager and Board prior to selling at the market.
  4. All plants sold at FMO must be grown by the producer four weeks prior to selling the items at market.
  5. The minimum time beef and bison are raised on a producers farm shall not be less than 6 months. The minimum amount of time a pork producer raises the end product on their farm shall be 4 months. Producer shall purchase the animal by 8 weeks of age.
  6. FMO vendors that sample products must first attend a food safety class at the Greene County Health Department and abide by all county health rules and regulations when sampling products at market.