Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Hallsville Farmers’ Market Opens for Business

The Hallsville community is opening a new farmers’ market to provide locally grown produce and products to more than 900 residents that live throughout the town.

It was less than a month ago that I attended a meeting in Hallsville to discuss the possibility of starting the market, after the owners of Sassafras Moon World Gifts put an ad in the local paper looking for anyone interested in helping with a farmers’ market.

Christa Smith answered the ad from Sassafras Moon and offered to help. At a community meeting Christa was asked to be the market manager and now the market is ready to open for business.

The newly formed Hallsville Farmers’ Market will open to the public on August 7 at 4:00 P.M. The market will be open every Tuesday in August and September from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. It will be located on the east lot of Sassafras Moon World Gifts on Highway 124 west of the four-way blinking light on Route B.

To help celebrate the new farmers’ market a ribbon cutting ceremony will take place by the Hallsville Chamber of Commerce at 6:00 P.M. on August 7, with a welcoming address from Hallsville Mayor Carl South right after the ribbon cutting.

For the grand opening, visitors to the market can expect to see a booth with representatives from the local 4-H, a face painting booth by Camp Fire USA – Missouri Trails Council, balloons for kids provided by Sassafras Moon World Gifts, a master gardener booth providing tips and advice about gardening and several vendors selling locally grown produce and value-added products.

For more information please contact Market Master Christa Smith at 573-881-6205 or via email at smithchrista@missouri.edu.

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