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Masking… FMO Market

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Farmers Market of the Ozarks is providing a great opportunity for our community to shop local in an open-air environment. We are doing everything we can to maintain and sustain the cleanest, safest and also freshest market that we possibly can for our customers, vendors and community. Everyone attending over 11 years of age is required to wear a mask per city guidelines. For further information please see the new ordinance here: https://www.springfieldmo.gov/5244/Masking-Ordinance-FAQs

To comply with Health Department guidelines, city ordinance and protect the health and wellbeing of our employees, vendors, and shoppers, Farmers Market of the Ozarks maintains several admittance policies in addition to legal minimums:
No mask, no admittance.
No shirt, no shoes, no admittance.
Service animals and certified K9 Good Dog Citizen animals only. We encourage at-risk and elderly community members to shop from 8a to 9a. Anyone with a medical mask exemption is allowed from 7:30a to 8:30a. If you are interested in pre-ordering from our vendors for speedy pick-up you can do so here: http://www.loveyourfarmer.com/our-vendors/

In addition, we maintain the right to refuse service and admittance to individuals not complying with market rules or individuals exhibiting uncivil behavior. Our mission is to make high quality, locally produced food readily available to our community. FMO is a symbol of freedom and free enterprise and is the home of almost one hundred small businesses, all doing their best to operate safely and successfully in this challenging time.

Thank you to our supporters, vendors and customers.

 

NEW Winter Workout Events and Birthday Celebrations at FMO

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Farmers Market of the Ozarks announces two new ongoing events for the winter months of 2019, and beyond!

Our winter fitness series, Winter Warrior Workouts, will feature a different teacher and workout every Saturday Market morning from 8am to 9am. Winter Market opens after class at 9am until 1pm. The winter wellness program will run for 8 weeks, and will be located indoors at Farmers Park.

Birthdays just got better for everyone– FMO is now providing a monthly Birthday Bonanza on the last Market Saturday of every month, with crowns and market tokens for our birthday celebrants! Bring a friend who is new or old to market to share a celebrational treat and day!

Registration suggested for both events, details and links below:

http://www.loveyourfarmer.com/programs/

WINTER WARRIOR WORKOUTS

Thinkin’ ‘bout that summer body, but also thinkin’ ‘bout that pizza? At Farmer’s Market of the Ozarks, you can do both! Our Winter Warrior Workout series kicks off on Saturday, January 26th, runs every Saturday through March 16th. Each Saturday starts your day with a new instructor and a new kind of workout— everything from traditional yoga to strength training— the perfect practice to keep a spring in your step all winter long!

Space is limited (15 Warriors per class) so pre-registration is suggested: Your $10 registration gets you a guaranteed spot in the Workout Session, plus $10 in Market Coins to stop by FMO right after and grab yourself that hot pizza, or all the fresh ingredients to make one yourself!

Where: Guaranty Bank Building, Entrance Lobby, @Farmer’s Park: 2144 E. Republic Rd. Springfield, Missouri 65804

When: Every Saturday morning from 8am to 9am from January 26th, to March 16th

How: Pre-register at http://www.loveyourfarmer.com/programs/

Why: Because carpe that diem, friends. And because, pizza.

BIRTHDAY BONANZA – HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Happy Birthday from FMO! A Farmers Market celebrates the seasons, the sun and the rain, the creative hands of working people… and now we want to celebrate YOU too!!! Beginning in January, 2019, Farmers Market of the Ozarks will be hosting a monthly birthday bash for anyone born that month.

Preregistration suggested: Your $10 registration gets you a guaranteed spot at the party, a birthday crown for standing out on your big day, and $10 in market coins to spend however you like with our famers, food trucks, and artisans!

Where: Farmers Park, 2144 E. Republic Rd. Springfield, Missouri 65804

When: The last Saturday of every month, 10:00 am

How:  Pre-register at http://www.loveyourfarmer.com/programs/

Why: Because the more celebrating in life, the better, and because Farmer’s Markets and Birthday Parties go together like peanut-butter and carrots (it’s a thing, try it)!

FMO Gifts Under $30!

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It’s crunch time! Christmas is almost here. Did you forget to get a gift for the teacher? Did someone forget to tell you your son’s girlfriend was coming for Christmas? Do the kids want to go Christmas shopping for YOU but you refuse to go to the mall? Farmers Market of the Ozarks has you covered with a fantastic selection of cool gifts for under $30 and a relaxed family-friendly environment to do your shopping.

Reborn Co has an excellent variety of scented candles priced from $22 to $28 that make perfect gifts for a teacher or secret Santa.  With catchy names like “All The Jingle Ladies” and “Peppermint ‘Elf’Spresso” their Christmas scents would make any recipient joyful. You can also get a candle in a cute coffee mug that can be enjoyed all year long.

Blue Heron Farm is taking their classic Farm-In-A-Box and dressing it for the holidays.  Filled with eggs, sourdough bread, mushrooms, salad mix & microgreens, this decorative and delicious box is just $25. What hostess wouldn’t love that? They will also be selling gift cards for a Farm-In-A-Box, perfect to stuff in someone’s stocking.

Swan Creek Crafts can delight any cook with their beautiful hardwood kitchen utensils. Pair a new spatula with the cookbook for your sister or give a pair of exotic wood chopsticks to the budding gourmet in your family. Almost everything they sell is under $30, so stop by and see what spoon catches your eye.

Maze Ceramics has a gift you can match with that new spoon, a spoon caddy for $28. Matt is also making mugs and oil bottles for that special someone on your list for only $20 each.

Lewd Linens will make your favorite sassy aunt laugh out loud with their tea towels. With colorful, unique designs and sayings like “Don’t Make Me Cut You” and “The Patriarchy Isn’t Going To Smash Itself” your niece would love one or two for her new apartment. You can also get cozy sweater mittens for only $13.

Leaky Roof Meadery will make you the most popular person at the party. If you’re unfamiliar, mead is an alcoholic beverage created from the fermentation of honey, water and yeast. It’s not beer, it’s not wine and it’s naturally gluten-free! They always have a variety of flavors to choose from with gift boxes ranging from $20-$30.

When can you shop for all these cool gifts under $30 in Springfield, MO?

Why Farmers Market of the Ozarks, of course!

You’ve got two more chances to pick up the perfect locally made cool gifts under $30 before Christmas. Farmers Market of the Ozarks will be hosting a pop-up holiday market on Wednesday, December 19 from 4 to 7 pm and be available regular winter hours (9 am to 1 pm) on Saturday, December 22. Bring your out of town guests some great coffee, live music and last-minute shopping. It’s so much more fun than the mall!

 

Picture of Leaky Roof Meadery gift set with brown logo bag, black container with an orange and a red ale can and red and brown snowflake bow

Leaky Roof Meadery

Picture of green striped bag with multicolored snowflake gift wrapping paper and a red card reading, "For you."

Blue Heron gift bag

 

Maze Ceramics white utensil holder

Maze Ceramics

Bottleneck vase in beige with soft lines in texture at bottom

Maze Ceramics

Maze Ceramics mug with red, brown and white glazed sections.

Maze Ceramics

Picture of five Reborn Co candles - three large and two regular

Reborn Co

Picture of 2 mugs reading "Baby it's cold outside' with attached spoons in the handles and red bows

Reborn Co

Picture of five Reborn Co candles - three large and two regular

Reborn Co

Shop Local at our Holiday Pop Up Market!

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Winter Market Allows you to Shop Local All Year Long

Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 – SPRINGFIELD, MO
. –Shop for handcrafted gifts and foods to help your Holidays be one to remember. Farmers Market of the Ozarks (FMO) will host a Holiday Pop Up Market on Wednesday Dec 19, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the FMOpavilion at Farmers Park.  FMO is the only year-round market housed in a permanent heated pavilion at the Farmers Park Development, off Republic Road.

“Spend your dollars local this season and support your local bakers, farmers, crafters and other producers by purchasing local goods,“ said FMO Market Manager Jesse Stone.  “Freshly harvested herbs, beef, chicken, pork, eggs, fresh baked goods, potatoes, tomatoes, hydroponic salad greens, winter squash, jam and jellies, onions, radishes, beets, bread, as well as artisan gifts are just a few of the items that will be available at the Holiday Pop Up Market on Dec 19th.”

After the special Holiday Pop Up Market, Farmers Market of the Ozarks will be open for one more 2018 market on December 22nd 8am-1pm. We will then kick-off winter market season with new market hours from Jan 5th to March 16th. During this time, market will be open from 9am to 1pm, allowing customers to shop local every Saturday of the year.

Customers are encouraged to stop in at the Market Hub for use of the market’s wireless card reader that accepts credit, debit or EBT (SNAP) cards, giving everyone access to high-quality local foods in the Ozarks. Or pick-up an FMO inspired gift at the Market Hub.

For great holiday recipe ideas, check out the market’s blog at LoveYourFarmer.com.

Farmers Market of the Ozarks is a non-profit organization that offers consumers a full-range of locally grown farm products from a 150 mile radius of Springfield. Items include: vegetables, fruits, pasta, meat, jams, jellies, salsa, eggs, cheeses, yogurt, baked goods, honey, artisan crafts and an assortment of concessions. FMO operates every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. throughout the winter and 9:00am to 1:00pm starting January 5th.  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.  For more go online to LoveYourFarmer.com, find us on Facebook, IG, and Twitter @FMOzarks.

Celebrate With Us at our Holiday Pop Up Market!

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Shop for handcrafted gifts and foods to help your holidays be one to remember. Farmers Market of the Ozarks (FMO) will host a Holiday Pop-Up Market on Wednesday Nov 21, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the FMO pavilion at Farmers Park. FMO is the only year-round market housed in a permanent heated pavilion at the Farmers Park off Republic Road and is open every Saturday from 8am to 1pm.

“Spend your dollars local this season and support your local bakers, farmers, crafters and other producers by choosing to purchase local goods,“ said FMO Manager Kali Dick. “Freshly harvested herbs, beef, chicken, pork, eggs, fresh baked pies, potatoes, tomatoes, hydroponic salad greens, winter squash, jam and jellies, onions, radishes, beets, bread, and artisan gifts are just a few of the items that will be available at the Holiday Market on Nov 21st. We will also have artisans there offering natural lotions and soap, pottery, handcrafted linens and totes, wooden gift items such as plant stands, spoons, baby rattles, and so much more!”

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FMO’s event will have free hot chocolate for customers, live music, and photos with Santa to keep your shopping experience as merry as ever! Customers are encouraged to stop in at the Market Hub for use of the market’s wireless card reader that accepts credit, debit or EBT (SNAP) cards, giving everyone access to high-quality local foods in the Ozarks. Or pick-up an FMO branded gift at the Market Hub.

“We have great stocking stuffers like FMO gift cards for your foodie friends and family and locally made long-sleeve shirts and sweatshirts,” said Dick. “All proceeds go directly back to the market, which is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.”

Farmers Market of the Ozarks is a non-profit organization that offers consumers a full-range of locally grown farm products from a 150 mile radius of Springfield. Items include: vegetables, fruits, pasta, meat, jams, jellies, salsa, eggs, cheeses, yogurt, baked goods, honey, artisan crafts and an assortment of concessions. FMO operates every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. throughout the winter. 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. For more go online to LoveYourFarmer.com, find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @FMOzarks.