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CHILLICOTHE FARMERS MARKET 2018

Farmers Market Preparing for New Season
Annual meeting to include new member Q&A, food vendor certification
C-T 03 21 18

The Chillicothe Farmers Market will have its annual meeting on Monday, March 26, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Royal Inn Pizza meeting room, 750 Washington St. in Chillicothe. Agenda items for the meeting include planning and budgeting for advertising and events, setting dues and election of officers and board.

Anyone interested in selling processed food at the market is invited to attend the Food Vendor Certification and Annual Renewal session at 6:00 pm at the above location. Items such as baked goods, jams, jellies made in a home kitchen may be sold at the Market once this certification requirement is fulfilled. Anyone interested in selling frozen meats or eggs is also invited to attend and learn more about requirements for sale of these products at Market. If you are new to Farmers Market, we invite you to a Question and Answer Session at 5:45 pm at the above location. The "Local Foods" movement has created more demand for quality produce which Chillicothe Farmers Market has over 30 years of history offering fresh homegrown produce, meat, honey and eggs. The Market has open memberships for new growers and producers to help meet the increased demand. "The Q&A Session will be an opportunity to learn from experienced vendors. Get tips on what works for them; from display to packaging and pricing as well as health department requirements," said Market Master Tonja Tiemeyer. Resource and information handouts will be available.

All bonafide growers and producers of quality goods from Livingston and the surrounding Green Hills counties are welcome to attend the meeting and to sell at the Market. Products that can be sold at the Market include all locally grown, whole, fresh vegetables and fruits in season or extended season, herbs & spices, plants, flowers, specialty or value added products (honey, jams, etc), fresh whole eggs, frozen meats, baked items and arts and crafts that are grown, processed or produced by the member. For more information, contact Tiemeyer at 660-938-4645.

CHILLICOTHE FARMERS MARKET 2017

Since the summer of 1986, the Chillicothe Farmers Market has traditionally operated from the first Saturday in May through the last Saturday in October, rain or shine, beginning at 8 a.m. This year will be the 31st year of that tradition on the Chillicothe Courthouse Square starting with the "Ringing of the Opening Bell" on Saturday, May 6. This year, thanks to the early spring weather, Market Master Tonja Tiemeyer is expecting the produce selection to include rhubarb, radishes, green onions, lettuce, spinach and asparagus. New this year are plans for a food truck offering fresh made paninis with seasonal fillings. The selection of locally grown produce is expected to expand greatly as the weather warms and the growing season really gets under way. As usual, weather hasn't affected the bounty of greenhouse plants, baked goods, jams, jellies, eggs, frozen meats and craft items expected on this opening Saturday. "Those shopping for the perfect Mother's Day gift will find plenty to choose from," Tiemeyer said. The Market will again be hosting Market Basket Giveaways every last Saturday of the month and the 9th annual Canner Testing Day is set for June 4th.

The Market has a Facebook Page that is an up-to-the-minute source for what's available any given Saturday during season. The market's regular ads and features in this newspaper will continue. Saturday Market Reports and "Meet Your Marketer" stories will air on KCHI.

The Chillicothe Farmers Market offers many benefits for market shoppers and the Chillicothe area community, Tiemeyer said. "The Farmers Market is the perfect choice for health conscious shoppers as the freshness maintained by growing locally ensures the highest levels of available nutrients," she said. "Buying local produce also saves the energy needed for shipping. Market farmers and producers keep up-to-date and informed about health and safety regulations and guidelines, adding another layer of confidence to our shopper's Market purchase. Finally, Farmers Market shoppers and producers build and experience a unique relationship with their food, knowing firsthand how and where it is grown or made, Tiemeyer said. These issues are making national news headlines and the local Chillicothe Farmers Market provides choices in these areas for consumers and the community.

The Chillicothe Farmers Market averaged 11 producers per Saturday, 30 total last market season and is the largest in North Central Missouri. The Market is open to bonafide growers and craft persons from Livingston and the surrounding Green Hills counties, assuring customers a "fresh from your neighbors" product. Locally grown or made products offered by various producers at the Chillicothe Farmers Market include all locally grown, whole, fresh vegetables and fruits in season or extended season, herbs & spices, plants, flowers, specialty or value added products (honey, jams etc), fresh whole eggs, frozen meats, baked items and arts and crafts as long as the items are high quality, attractive, locally produced and consumer safe. Items such as cream pies and fresh/frozen dairy are not permitted due to health regulations. Market shoppers are notoriously loyal to the quality standards the Market has maintained and Market producers are some of the nicest farmers, bakers and craftspeople in Missouri. Shopper parking is available on the streets all around the square and in the courthouse's second parking lot. Shoppers and new producers with questions can contact Market Master Tonja Tiemeyer at 660-938-4645 or visit with any producer on Saturdays May 6 thru October 28, 2017.

CHILLICOTHE FARMERS MARKET 2016

Since the summer of 1986, the Chillicothe Farmers Market has traditionally operated from the first Saturday in May through the last Saturday in October, rain or shine, beginning at 8 a.m. This year will be the 30th year of that tradition on the Chillicothe Courthouse Square starting with the "Ringing of the Opening Bell" this Saturday, May 7. This year, thanks to the more seasonal spring weather, Market Master Beth Weidner is expecting the produce selection to include rhubarb, radishes, green onions, lettuce, spinach and some asparagus. There is a strong possibility of some greenhouse tomatoes too! The selection of locally grown produce is expected to expand greatly as the weather warms and the growing season really gets under way. As usual, weather hasn't affected the bounty of greenhouse plants, baked goods, jams, jellies, eggs, frozen meats and craft items expected on this opening Saturday. The Market will again be hosting Market Basket Giveaways every last Saturday of the month and the Seventh Annual Canner Testing Day is set for June 4th. The Market has a Facebook Page that continues to gain "Likes" as an up to the minute source for what's available any given Saturday during season. Our regular ads and features in this newspaper will continue. You can also catch the Saturday Market Report and "Meet Your Marketer" stories on KCHI. The Chillicothe Farmers Market offers many benefits for Market shoppers and the Chillicothe area community. The Farmers Market is the perfect choice for health conscious shoppers as the freshness maintained by growing locally ensures the highest levels of available nutrients. Buying local produce also saves the energy needed for shipping. Market farmers and producers keep up-to-date and informed about health and safety regulations and guidelines, adding another layer of confidence to our shopper's Market purchase. Finally, Farmers Market shoppers and producers build and experience a unique relationship with their food, knowing firsthand how and where it is grown or made. These issues are making national news headlines and our local Chillicothe Farmers Market provides excellent choices in these areas for our consumers and community. The Chillicothe Farmers Market averaged 10 producers per Saturday, 28 total last market season and is the largest in North Central Missouri. The Market is open to bonafide growers and craft persons from Livingston and the surrounding Green Hills counties, assuring customers a "Fresh from your neighbors" product. Locally grown or made products offered by various producers at the Chillicothe Farmers Market include all locally grown, whole, fresh vegetables and fruits in season or extended season, herbs & spices, plants, flowers, specialty or value added products (honey, jams etc.), fresh whole eggs, frozen meats, baked items and arts and crafts as long as the items are high quality, attractive, locally produced and consumer safe. Items such as cream pies and fresh/frozen dairy are not permitted due to health regulations. Market shoppers are notoriously loyal to the quality standards the Market has maintained and Market producers are some of the nicest farmers, bakers and craftspeople in Missouri. Shopper parking is available on the streets all around the square and in the courthouse's second parking lot. Shoppers and new producers with questions can contact Market Master Beth Weidner at 660-622-4289 or visit with any producer on Saturdays May 7 thru October 29, 2016.

CHILLICOTHE FARMERS MARKET 2015

Since the summer of 1986, the Chillicothe Farmers Market has traditionally operated from the first Saturday in May through the last Saturday in October, rain or shine, beginning at 8:00 AM. This year will be the 29th year of that tradition on the Chillicothe Courthouse Square starting with the "Ringing of the Opening Bell" on Saturday, May 2.

This year, thanks to the more seasonal spring weather, Market Master Beth Weidner is expecting the produce selection to include rhubarb, radishes, green onions, lettuce, spinach and some asparagus. The selection of locally grown produce is expected to expand greatly as the weather warms and the growing season really gets under way. As usual, weather hasn't affected the bounty of greenhouse plants, baked goods, jams, jellies, eggs, frozen meats and craft items expected on the opening Saturday.

The Market will again be hosting Market Basket Giveaways every last Saturday of the month, and the Seventh Annual Canner Testing Day is set for June 6th. The Chillicothe Farmers Market Facebook page is an up-to-the-minute source for what's available each Saturday during season and also features weekly Meet Your Marketer profiles, produce tips, and recipes. You can also catch the Saturday Market Report and "Meet Your Marketer" stories with Tom Tingerthal on KCHI. 

The Market is open to bonafide growers and craft persons from Livingston and the surrounding Green Hills counties, assuring customers a "Fresh from your neighbors" product. Locally grown or made products offered by various producers at the Chillicothe Farmers Market include all locally grown, whole, fresh vegetables and fruits in season or extended season, herbs & spices, plants, flowers, specialty or value added products (honey, jams etc), fresh whole eggs, frozen meats, baked items and arts and crafts as long as the items are high quality, attractive, locally produced and consumer safe. Items such as cream pies and fresh/frozen dairy are not permitted due to health regulations. Market shoppers are notoriously loyal to the quality standards the Market has maintained and Market producers are the friendliest farmers, bakers and craftspeople in Missouri.

Shopper parking is available on the streets all around the square and in the courthouse's second parking lot. Shoppers and new producers with questions can contact Market Master Beth Weidner at 660-622-4289 or visit with any producer on Saturdays.

Farmers Market Ready for 2014 Season
April 18, 2014

Since the summer of 1986, the Chillicothe Farmers Market has traditionally operated from the first Saturday in May through the last Saturday in October, rain or shine, beginning at 8 a.m. This year will continue that 28-year tradition on the Chillicothe Courthouse Square with the "Ringing of the Opening Bell" Saturday, May 3. This year, thanks to the amazing spring weather, Market Master Beth Weidner said she is expecting a rather limited produce selection to include rhubarb, radishes, green onions and possibly greens. The selection of locally grown produce is expected to expand greatly as the weather warms and the growing season really gets under way, but the weather hasn't affected the bounty of greenhouse plants, baked goods, jams, jellies, eggs, frozen meats and craft items expected on opening Saturday.

The Market will again be hosting Market Basket Giveaways every last Saturday of the month and the Sixth Annual Canner Testing Day in June. The Market has a Facebook Page that continues to gain "Likes" as an up to the minute source for what's available any given Saturday during season. The regular ads and features in this newspaper will continue. Listeners can also catch the Saturday Market Report with Tom Tingerthal on KCHI and a Market reminder will run on KMZU.

The Chillicothe Farmers Market offers many benefits for Market shoppers and the Chillicothe area community. The Farmers Market is the perfect choice for health conscious shoppers as the freshness maintained by growing locally ensures the highest levels of available nutrients. Buying local produce also saves the energy needed for shipping. Market farmers and producers keep up-to-date and informed about health and safety regulations and guidelines, adding another layer of confidence to our shopper's Market purchase. Finally, Farmers Market shoppers and producers build and experience a unique relationship with their food, knowing firsthand how and where it is grown or made. These issues are making national news headlines and our local Chillicothe Farmers Market provides excellent choices in these areas for our consumers and community.

The Chillicothe Farmers Market averaged 13 producers per Saturday, 39 total last market season and is the largest in North Central Missouri. The Market is open to bonafide growers and craft persons from Livingston and the surrounding Green Hills counties, assuring customers a "Fresh from your neighbors" product. Locally grown or made products offered by various producers at the Chillicothe Farmers Market include all locally grown, whole, fresh vegetables and fruits in season or extended season, herbs & spices, plants, flowers, specialty or value added products (honey, jams etc), fresh whole eggs, frozen meats, baked items and arts and crafts as long as the items are high quality, attractive, locally produced and consumer safe. Items such as cream pies and fresh/frozen dairy are not permitted due to health regulations. Market shoppers are notoriously loyal to the quality standards the Market has maintained and Market producers are some of the nicest farmers, bakers and craftspeople in Missouri. Shopper parking is available on the streets all around the square and in the courthouse's second parking lot.

Shoppers and new producers with questions can contact Market Master Beth Weidner at 660-622-4289 or visit with any producer on Saturdays.

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