Thursday, May 15, 2008

New Markets Opened for Business

The Branson Farmers’ Market opened up Saturday, May 10 for the first time ever! This new market is located downtown Branson, right off of Main Street on the corner of 114 West Pacific and business 65. The market will run Saturdays, May –October, 7am – Noon.

(PHOTO: Branson Farmers' Market Sign, May 10, 2008)

I was in the Branson area on Saturday for a fishing trip, so I dropped by the market and met with the market master and all the vendors. Some familiar faces, as one of the vendors I knew, also sells at the Ozark Farmers’ Market. The weather wasn’t perfect for a shopping day, but the market had pretty good traffic through it for a brand new market.

Another new market that I recently visited was the Crown Center Farmers’ Market in Kansas City, located in the heart of the Crown Center, right off of Grand Street.

A few of the vendors that I’ve become friends with are selling at this new market and have been saying wonderful things about the great location and impressive sales they have experienced.

The location is located by the Hallmark building and the sounds of the many waterfalls and music are heard in the background on the voices of consumers shopping for items such as fresh organic meat, baked goods, beautiful home-grown flowers, onions, orchids, strawberries and much more!

If you are traveling in the Branson or Kansas City areas, stop in talk with the farmers. Or, if you are farmer looking for another place to sell your products you can contact the market manages:

Branson Farmers' Market
Dave King
bransonbills@tri-lakes.net
Phone: 417 335-5281

Crown Center Farmers' Market
Alice Herman
customerservice@valuedvenues.com
Phone: 816-792-2670

1 comment:

Devona said...

I didn't know there was a farmer's market up in Branson! I guess I'm too busy with the different shows and spending time in one of the Branson hotels off the lake! haha I'll definitely have to stop by next time I'm there.