Special Thanksgiving Market Offered to Help Localize Your Holiday Menu
Prepare a Thanksgiving Day feast with fresh, local ingredients by shopping at Farmers Market of the Ozarks (FMO), the only year-round market housed in a permanent heated pavilion at the Farmers Park Development off Republic Road. The market will offer a special Thanksgiving Market on Tuesday, Nov. 24 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
“Shoppers will have the opportunity to spend their dollars local this season with farmers, bakers and other producers they know and trust, “ said FMO Executive Director Lane McConnell. “Freshly harvested herbs, lamb, beef, chicken, pork, eggs, fresh baked pies, potatoes, tomatoes, salad greens, winter squash, jam and jellies, shrimp, mushrooms, onions, radishes, beets, marshmallows, and apples are just a few of the items that will be available at our special Thanksgiving Market.”
FMO vendors have been busy all year making plans to satisfy customers Thanksgiving Day needs. Cheeses from local dairies, beautiful pies and cakes from bakers, sweet potatoes for mashing and breads for stuffing will all be available from local vendors across the Ozarks.
The market makes it easy for anyone to shop local for their holiday needs through use of a wireless terminal system. Customers don’t have to bother with bringing cash to market; they can simply swipe their credit, debit or EBT (SNAP) cards at the Market Hub, in return for tokens to spend with every vendor.
“Our market’s mission is to not only contribute to the success of local food growers and producers, but to strengthen the local food economy in the Ozarks region. Our token system helps our market provide more access to fresh and nutritious foods for everyone in the community,” said McConnell.
Learn more about the offerings at the Pre-Thanksgiving Market online 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. 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 and Instagram @FMOzarks.