Address: the corner of National and Republic Rd. (will be moving to Republic & Hwy 60 soon)
Phone: 573-489-0373 Lane McConnell, Market Manager
Hours: SPECIAL Winter Market
Every Saturday from 9 pm – 1 pm on the corner of National and Republic Rd.
Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Farmers Market of the Ozarks: “The Place to Shop” for locally grown and made products
Our end objective is to improve the financial success of farmers across the Ozarks, through a large, well-structured city market in Springfield, Mo., in turn creating increased sales of the crops producers grow. Secondly, this market will focus on increasing the consumption of fruits and vegetables in the region, therefore resulting in a healthier population. This will be achieved through tactical consumer educational marketing for adults and children through marketing materials, online media promotion, nutritional value of crops, cooking demonstrations and organic school gardens.
The market will devote training to increase the production of its growers to provide an increasing amount of produce vended and will work with producers on salesmanship, extending the growing season and farm visits with vendors. In addition vendors will be encouraged to be trained on “Good Agricultural Practices” and “Good Handling Practices.” The market will work with Missouri State University Fruit Experiment Station, Missouri Organic Association, Missouri Farmers Market Association, Missouri Vegetable Growers Association and the University of Missouri Extension to develop efficient educational seminars for regional vendors of the market and extend invites to other area markets.