Vegetables, Fruits & Plants
Our farmers are responsible for both planting and harvesting the product they sell whether or not they own the property they farm. The vendor shall sell only agricultural, horticultural, craft, art, or food items that they themselves have grown, produced or processed.
All farmers are inspected by management to ensure the farmer is using Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), following proper growing techniques in accordance with any certifications and labels they are using within their marketing, and all products are grown and raised by the producer. Our farm inspection process helps retain the integrity of our market and earns consumer trust- which is a top priority of our market. As they say…Keep your friends close, but keep your farmers closer.
FMO offers customers a wide array of diversity in the products found at the market each week, not to mention quality and quantity of healthy eating options. Whether you are looking for organically grown, all-natural or heirloom varieties of fruits and vegetables, FMO offers it all at our marketplace.
The Ozarks region is home to an array of local artisans that create unique works of art that include handspun yarns and clothing, stained glass vases, handmade clothing or even skin care products.
Items sold in this category must be made by the person renting the market space, and management may ask the vendor to demonstrate the making of their goods prior to approval for sale. Artisan vendors are inspected by management to ensure the vendor is making the products sold at market.
While you are visiting with our artisans at market, don’t be shy if you have specific questions or are interested in special orders.
A trip to FMO and you will see why our market was named the Number 15 Market in the Nation, according to The Daily Meal. Good Eats- All Around!
Not only will you find high-quality fresh local foods throughout the market, but a trip to the market is a morning experience as you graze from vendor to vendor. We are proud to have incredible food trucks and concessionaires that provide everything from freshly roasted coffee and specialty coffees to a hand-boiled loaded bagel filled to the top with toppings.
A concession vendor is a person who produces ready to eat food items on site. Board approval of concession vendors will be based on the uniqueness, flavor, quality, presentation, and value, of their product. Concession vendors must meet all local codes and regulations for their business, and documentation to that effect must be attached to their application before it is considered for approval.
Sometimes products don’t fit a specific category, but are locally inspired and unique, like wine from Ozarks vineyards, moonshine from a Taney County distillery or other rare products like hot sauce, spices and more!
The Ozarks region is home to a wide array of local businesses and FMO welcomes unique products of all sorts! From fresh crawfish, shrimp and oysters from the Gulf, local spirits made in the Ozarks and even special services- our vendors offer a shopping experience you won’t find anywhere else in the region.
These vendors must be approved by our Membership Committee, as well as our Board of Directors to ensure integrity of our marketplace and regulations. All vendors are vetted and inspected by management, per our market rules.
Meats, Eggs and Cheeses
We are fortunate in the Ozarks region to be a host of hard-working ranchers that produce local meats, eggs and dairy products straight from the farm. From the tastiest steak to the most unique cheeses, our farmers produce high-quality items for your family’s table each week.
All farmers are inspected to ensure products are safe and grown with appreciation of the land and livestock. Producers raise livestock in a variety of sustainable methods and customers are encouraged to talk with our ranchers about specific production practices.
Baked Goods and Value-Added
From delicately made pie crusts filled with juicy fruit to Wild Rice & Onion and Challah artisan breads, our market is stocked with baked goods, pies, cookies, and everything in between. Many of our bakers incorporate other local products in their items- as we embrace the importance of community at FMO and Farmers Park. In addition, our bakers provide gluten-free desserts and baked goods to suit everyone’s dietary needs.
Our bakers are vendors that make food products manufactured and packaged prior to market day. Persons involved in the baking shall sell baked goods or other Made in Missouri products. Food products must be manufactured completely by the vendor. Products may be produced in a home kitchen, which has been approved through farm inspection. These products must be clearly labeled: “Made in a Home Kitchen.”
Looking for something specific? Be sure and visit with the Market Info Hub inside the pavilion or ask your local baker. We aim to please each and every customer that visits our marketplace.