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Finally Farmers Market Season!

May 2, 2013


‘Tis the season…for the farmers market!

The local enthusiasm for fresh, sustainable produce, meats, baked goods and more means the Columbia is home to three farmers markets! On your next visit to Columbia you can take home something fresh and delicious almost any day of the week.

Boone County Farmers Market

1005 W. Worley Street (The corner of Worley Street and West Blvd)

Saturdays 8 am – 12 pm (April  thru October)

Home to around 20 vendors on any given Saturday morning, the Boone County Farmers Market has an array of produce and goods available. From spring to fall, you can pick up the ingredients for an incredible meal and also buy plants to help you grow your own garden!

Columbia Farmers Market

Main Market Location: The ARC (1701 W. Ash Street)

Monday Market (4:00-6:00 at the ARC), Wednesday Market (4:00-6:00 at the ARC), Thursday Market (3:00-6:00 at Forum Christian Church), Friday Market (3:00-6:00 at Brookside Square), Saturday Market (8:00-Noon at the ARC)

ColumbiaFarmersMarketphoto_by Sam Mead

Columbia’s largest farmers market brings in droves of people throughout the week to their various locations. Their largest market is on Saturday morning, when over 75 vendors fill the lots. The Saturday market often features live music performances, hot breakfast burritos made by local culinary students and other special events in addition to the products available to buy. Try honey ice cream from Walk About Acres, buy fresh cheese from Goatsbeard Farms or pick up something freshly baked from Uprise Bakery. From the salad to the steak to dessert, you can create an entire meal from what’s available at the Columbia Farmers Market.

North Village Farmers and Artisans Market

Wabash Parking Lot in the North Village

Sundays from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

The North Village Farmers and Artisans Market is Columbia’s newest market, celebrating not only local produce but local art. Artisans from the North Village sell their art alongside local farmers and you may even see one of Columbia’s delicious food trucks serving up breakfast during the market. You can also watch cooking demos and there’s a kids booth for the little ones.

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Keeping it Fresh…Columbia’s Farmers Markets

May 1, 2012


Many visitors love to experience the local flavor that Columbia has to offer. Often this involves plenty of stops at Columbia’s exceptional local eateries. If you want to shop where the chefs shop, look no further than Columbia’s outstanding farmers markets…that’s right markets. We’re home to three distinct and delightful spots to procure your produce (and more!).

The Columbia Farmers Market

The Columbia Farmer’s Market is a producer’s only market, meaning all the fresh vegetables & fruit, meat, farm fresh eggs, cheeses, honey, cut flowers, plants and artisan items are sold by the purveyors themselves. Come rain or shine, 80+ vendors come out to the market, located in the ARC parking lot every Saturday morning. There are also other markets open nearly every day of the week.

The Boone County Farmers Market

Located just down the street from the Columbia Farmers Market, the Boone County Farmers Market boasts a variety of vendors selling fruits, vegetables, eggs, meats, plants and much more. With both a Saturday market on West Worley and a Wednesday market at Parkade Center, you can stock up on goodies no matter when you visit.

North Village Arts District Farmers & Artisans Market

Like a little art with your produce? Then stop by the North Village Arts District Farmers and Artisans Market on Sunday from 9-1. Head down to the NVAD (here’s a map) for a plethora of produce, handmade artisan goods, informative workshops and great entertainment!

No matter when you visit Columbia, there’s always time to stop by and check out one of our farmers markets. You’ll be supporting local growers and artists and there’s one to choose from almost every day of the week!

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