Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Neosho Market Heritage

“The Neosho Farmers’ Market began selling produce on the old historic downtown Neosho square when we drove wagons not cars,” explained Rosalie Garner, Neosho Market Master.

At a recent visit to the Neosho Market Rosalie told the heritage behind the market. The market was created “more years than you can count”, jokes Rosalie, who has been selling at the market since 1987.

The market averages 4-6 vendors each day who sell pies, pastries, homemade ice cream, strawberries, tomatoes, beans, squash, corn, berries and specialty herbs and plants. The unique part of the Neosho market is that the market is open every single day of the week, except Sunday. “We’re like the pony express, rain or shine, we are selling,” said Rosalie.

When fall comes the market vendors offer the community items such as yard art, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, canned goods, corn stalks and many pies and other baked goods.

(More photos from the Neosho Farmers' Market: Photo 1, Photo 2, Photo 3, Photo 4)

The Neosho Farmers’ Market is located on the north side of the Neosho square. For more information about the market please contact Rosalie Garner at 417-638-5453.

1 comment:

Pammela Wright said...

The hours of the West Plains Area Farmers Market have been changed. They are Wednesday 11:30 to 4:00 and Saturday 7:00 to 1:00. Please change this.