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Market Closed December 8th

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The Farmer’s Market will be closed this Saturday, December 8th, due to the Winter Weather Advisory and probable storm.

Please continue to plan on joining us on December 15 and 22 8 am-1 pm.

Don’t forget our holiday pop-up market Wednesday, December 19th 4-7 pm!

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Shop Local at our Winter Market and Don’t Miss Holiday Shopping at our Christmas Pop Up!

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Winter Market Allows you to Shop Local All Year Long

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 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 Christmas Market 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 Kali Dick.  “Freshly harvested herbs, beef, chicken, pork, eggs, fresh baked goods, potatoes, tomatoes, hydroponic salad greens, winter squash, jam and jellies, onions, radishes, beets, bread, m, and artisan gifts are just a few of the items that will be available at the Christmas Pop Up Market on Dec 21st.”

After the special Christmas Pop Up Market, Farmers Market of the Ozarks will 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.

Now accepting application for Market Manager…

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APPLY BY CLICKING HERE!

FMO Market Manager (accepting application thru December 4th, 2018). Please submit a resume AND cover letter detailing why you are interested in working with FMO. As we enter a new year we are especially interested in your background with event management, promotions and client/customer experience. Please apply by clicking the link above and submitting a cover letter AND resume online at indeed or by emailing director@loveyourfarmer.com

We are looking for a dynamic market manager excited to create a value added experience at market for vendors and customers alike. Promotional and event experience is highly valued as well as experience working with vendors and customer outreach.

The Market Manager (MM) will operate FMO on market days and run all market day operations, including vetting new members, special events, scheduling music, inspections, hub staff, scheduling community partners, PODS and membership fee collection. It will be the responsibility of the MM to create special events with the ED and Assistant Manager for both FMO-Springfield and Branson locations. The MM will make updates to the website, social media platforms, vendors databases, market rules and regulations and other duties as assigned. The MM will also attend professional development training, help the ED with vendor educational trainings and fundraising and calendar events at market.

FMO Market Manager December 2018 – 20 hours weekly

Weekly Responsibilities. Timings are approximate and listed below for approximately 20 hours weekly (paid for 20 hours with documented invoice). Payment for additional projects upon agreed assignment/s.

6-8 hours (on-site – Saturdays 6/7am – 2pm)

The Market Manager (MM) will operate FMO on market days and all market day operations including:

– Weekly PODS deposit to bank

– Pay and record all PODS with vendors

– Plan and execute market day events (on site) including schedule and set up of market music and execution of “CALENDAR” events/tokens of appreciation

– Weekly “live” post from market to all social media platforms

Ongoing in office:

– Go over updated books (go over checks/SNAP/DUFB) and grant reporting

– Go over checks/vendor requests (as needed)

– Oversee monthly reviews of Branson market (seasonally)

Scheduling and communication with vendors throughout week of market:

– Ongoing communication with vendors and sending out schedule of load in (including)/ Weekly vendor communication (phone, email etc) (cc director)

– Weekly market brief sent out to vendors detailing stalls, music, weather, staff and overview for Saturday

– Schedule day vendors, sponsors, and community partners each week

– Schedule and oversee FMO hub staff on a weekly/monthly basis and add into calendar

– Schedule and oversee Branson management/staff (as needed)

– Weekly social media *hootsuite – mid week update

– Weekly quickbooks entry for PODS deposit and square

– Cut weekly vendor reimbursement checks for Springfield and Branson Markets (as needed)

– Communicate with health department monthly on codes, inspections, licenses etc

– SNAP grant monthly reporting

– DUFB grant reporting weekly for Springfield and Branson Markets

– DUFB large monthly report for Springfield and Branson Markets

Additional project work:

– Write press releases for events

– Monthly vendor newsletter

– write/update monthly blogs for website / hootsuite

– Phone meetings

– Create monthly report for board of directors (sales, marketing, grants, etc)

As scheduled/needed:

– Board meetings/Committee Meetings/Community Meetings

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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.

Shopping Local for Holidays

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With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it might seem easier to rely on big box retailers to fill your holiday needs, but this is just a friendly reminder that you CAN choose to shop local for the holiday season!

Our farmers market is open year-round on Saturdays from 8am to 1pm, and we have just about everything you need to make your holiday season a success. By choosing to shop local you stimulate the local economy, are supporting individual families, and getting to know where your food is actually coming from!

Some ways to think local this Thanksgiving:

  • Source your meat from a local farmer. Many of our vendors have a wide array of meats available – from chicken to duck to turkey to beef. Stop by on a Saturday and chat with them about pre-ordering what you need. Then you can pick it up the week of the holiday and skip the big grocery store crowds!
  • Skip the baking this year and snag some delicious baked goods from one of our bakers at market. This is also something you can pre-order and even order custom desserts that your family will love!
  • Get your fixin’s from our producers! From potatoes to squash, our producers show up to market year round and have a great selection of seasonal produce available or you. They can even give you some of their favorite tips on how to prepare it!
  • Condiments, condiments, condiments. From spices to honey to jam – we have got it ALL!
  • Shop our artisans for your gifts! We have some of the most talented artisans in the Ozark region offering everything from hand-poured candles to unique linens to hand carved wood items. Their items are one of a kind and come with a story!

 

Shop Local, friends!

Burgers, Brats, & Brews 2018

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Join Farmers Market of the Ozarks (FMO) on Oct. 12 from 6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. at the market, located off Republic Road and Highway 60 on Nature Center Way for their annual fall fundraiser, Burgers, Brats, & Brews.

“Our vendors are donating for this event which means the menu is featuring some of the best food in the region,” said Market Manager Kali Dick. “Local spirits, root beer, & kombucha will be served by Springfield Brewing Company, Leaky Roof Meadery, and Spring Branch Kombucha. Music will be perfomed by National Park Radio.”

Tickets are limited to 250 and are on sale at LoveYourFarmer.com. General Admission is $50 and comes with dinner and 2 drinks. VIP Tickets are $75 and come with unlimited drinks. All proceeds will go back to the market to help the non-profit organization with market operations and programs. FMO depends on fundraising effots to be able to provide the 417 community an thriving, year-round market.

“We are so fortunate to have the community embrace our market like they have,” said Dick. “We want this to be a special night to celebrate our successes with our community and our vendors.”
Sponsors of the dinner include American National Insurance Company, Guarentee Bank, Sun Solar. Food sponsors include Springfield Brewing Company, Leaky Rood Meadery, Spring Branch Kombucha, Peak View Farm, Brittain Farm, Broken Wire Ranch, Dove Creek Wagyu, Red Top Oven, Pastabilities, New Horizons Hydroponics, and Millsap Farm.
The menu is an extensive collaboration of the diversity of local farmers market, but will of course be feature artisan burgers and brats supplied by your local farmers.
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 Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., year-round. 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 IG @FMOzarks.

Cooking Series: Watermelon Gazpacho

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Summertime in a Bowl Watermelon Gazpacho

Gazpacho is a cold soup made of raw fresh vegetables and fruits and is perfect to serve on a hot summer day.  There are many variations to this soup. Get creative, go to your garden or farmers market and pick various veggies, fruits and herbs and put them in your blender and voila! Gazpacho is vegan, gluten-free, grain free, no bake/raw, nut-free, refined sugar free, soy free, low in fat, and has lots of vitamins A & C!

  • 3 cups watermelon, seeded & pureed in a blender ½ cup green pepper, diced small
  • 1 cup watermelon, seeded and diced small 2 Tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 cup tomato, seeded and diced small 1 Tablespoon finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 cup cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced small 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 green onion, white and 1 inch of green diced small
  • ½ small jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced if you like it spicy!

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir. Ladle into soup bowls and serve.  Also, good to chill for a few hours before serving if you can wait that long to eat it!

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Recipe and demonstration provided by Joy Stella.  Educational Vegan Chef and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach who helps people transform their lives through food.  (573)821-1616

2018 Food Truck Palooza

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Come out to Farmers Market of the Ozarks (FMO) for a Food Truck Palooza on Saturday, July 14th from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m and taste the best 417 Land has to offer in food truck cuisine!

We are celebrating summer by highlighting the wide array of local food trucks available in the Ozarks. In addition to our regular vendors, there will be 4 guest trucks in attendance. The food trucks include London Calling, Firelight Pizza, Cecils To-Go, AM Donuts, Twisted Mikes, Speedy Cowabunga, and Twisted Tacos.

“We are really excited to host an event that brings our community together and highlights local food trucks, all while offering an amazing farmers market experience in addition to the event”, said Kali Dick, FMO Market Manager. The event is free admission with attendees purchasing food directly from the food trucks of their choice. Menu items will include everything from wood fired pizza, to donuts, to tacos, to pasties, to sliders – you name it, and it is probably on the menu! There will be something that the whole family can enjoy!

Live music begins in the morning and will run throughout the day with local artists. Pack up the family and come out to market for a day of food, family and fun at FMO.

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. 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. The market operates on year-round on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for June, July, & August. For more go online to LoveYourFarmer.com, find us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram at @FMOzarks.

Cooking Series: Gazpacho

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We are excited to be able to feature several cooking demos through out the 2018 year to help equip you to use that delicious market produce, meat, eggs etc in your weekly meal schedule! This last Saturday we demoed and sampled summer gazpacho. Here is the recipe in case you missed it!

Gazpacho is a cold soup made of raw fresh vegetables and is perfect to serve on a hot summer day.  There are many variations to this soup. Get creative, go to your garden or farmers market and pick various veggies and herbs and put them in your blender and voila! Gazpacho is vegan, gluten-free, grain free, no bake/raw, nut-free, refined sugar free, soy free, low in fat, and has lots of vitamins A & C!

Easy Summer Gazpacho

  • 3 cups tomatoes 1 red pepper and/or green pepper
  • 1 medium cucumber peeled ¼ cup red or sweet onion
  • 1 clove garlic 2 celery stalks
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil A hand full of cilantro
  • 1 lime juiced ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt A dash of ground pepper
  • 1 or 2 Tablespoons of apple cider or balsamic vinegar (optional)
  • A little jalapeno pepper if you like it spicy!

Place all ingredients in a blender and pulse to desired consistency.  Some people like their gazpacho smooth and others like it chunky. This can also be mixed in a food processor instead of a blender.  Pour in a bowl and top with diced avocados. Also, good to chill for a few hours before serving if you can wait that long to eat it!

 

 

 

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Recipe and demonstration provided by Joy Stella.

Educational Vegan Chef and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach

who helps people transform their lives through food.

(573)821-1616 Cell

Grill Fest Samples: Dog Days of Summer

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GRILL FEST SAMPLES

THIS Saturday, June 16th, is our Dog Days of Summer event at market! In addition to hosting several pup-oriented activities and partnering with Rescue One to bring out adoptable dogs to market, we are excited to jump into grilling season by highlighting some of our meat vendors here at FMO.  You can’t beat locally, pasture-raised meat, and our vendors want to give you a chance to fall in love with their products too! They will be sampling their goods all day Saturday during our event from 8am to 1pm to give you taste test of their meats. This is great way to try some of those different meat products that you had been thinking about!

The following vendors will be participating and sampling so be sure to swing by their booths on Saturday!

Bechard Family Farm – Pasture-raised Chicken and Turkey + Grass fed beef and lamb.

Landers Lean Meat – Beef, Chicken, & Pork.

Brittain Farm –  Grass-fed beef, pork, and pasture-raised chicken eggs.

Grandview & Hillside Bison – Pasture-raised bison

Broken Wire Ranch – beef

Come ready to hang out with some pups and sample the best meat in 417Land!