Saturday, April 10, 2010

2010 Market Season is Open!

Today was the opening day for the Bollinger County Farmers' Market. Normally vendors don't set up until 7:30 a.m. because that's when the business, who allows us use of the back lot, opens. Then the market opens at 8 a.m. Anyway, the Co-op was open early this morning and there were 2 or 3 vendors there when we arrived at 7:10 a.m. I had planned on stopping by the grocery store to buy some balloons to tie to our new parking and exit signs, but decided not to.

Most of our regulars were there with their produce, animals, and products to sell. If you weren't there, you missed jellies, lettuce, asparagus, green onions, honey, plants, chicks, geese, rabbits, baked goods, goat milk soaps.....and new at the market this year....banana trees! We had a new craft vendor who was selling chicks, too.

Parking went better, but still could be improved on. The market purchased two parking signs, one for entering the parking area and another to exit. I've decided to type up a newsletter of sorts to hand out to the customers to explain the parking situation and hopefully that will hellp.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Opening Day!

Coming soon....The Bollinger County Farmers Market's opening day is next Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 8 a.m. until noon behind the Bollinger County Co-op on Hwy 34 East in Marble Hill, MO. Come check out the baked goods, goat milk soaps, small farm animals, poultry, jellies, and more! The market will be open every Saturday from now until the end of October.

Come support your local farmers. Buy local and eat fresh. Remember this: NO FARMERS NO FOOD!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Annual Meeting 2010

March 11, 2010, at 7 p.m. at the Methodist Church, next to the Co-op. Will elect officers, go over the budget, and anything else that needs to be discussed.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Market Over Until Next Spring

The Bollinger County Farmers' Market is over until next April

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Another month to go!

The Bollinger County Farmers' Market has a month more to go before this year's season is over.  The weather has been rather iffy the last few weeks and vendor and customer attendance is down a bit.  The weatherman says it will be dry this weekend, so hopefully that will be in the Market's favor.

I won't be at the Market for Sept. 6, Oct. 3, and Oct. 17.  I'm committed to some other events in the area.  But I will be there Oct. 10, 24, and 31.

Remember the Market hours are 8 a.m to just before 12 noon, behind the Co-op in Marble Hill, MO.

Monday, August 3, 2009

National Farmers' Market Week

This week is National Farmers' Market Week.  If you've never been, get out this week and stop by your local farmers' markets.  You'll meet lots of nice folks with fresh garden produce, tasty baked goods, jams, jellies, and many other items.

The Bollinger County Farmer's Market had a busy market day this past Saturday.  Lots of squashes and cucumbers.  Tomatoes are finally ripening and sweet corn has been ready for a couple weeks.  We had 3 new vendors and more of our regular vendors were there.  Even had to have hubby and daughter direct customer parking to help the traffic flow.

See you next week!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

July is Almost Over!

July is almost over and school will be starting in 2 weeks!  We've finally had one of our tomato vendors at the market this  past week.  Tomatoes seem to be ripening slowly this year, probably due to our cooler than usual temperatures.   We may have a couple new vendors at the market this week.  Both have vegetables and cut flowers; and one has baked goods, the other has plants.   Hopefully the forecasted rain for Saturday will hold off until after market hours.  See everyone Saturday!