Fresh from the Market: Your Farmers Market Report

Farmers Market

By: Tammy Murphy, Farmers Market Director

The Excelsior Springs Farmers Market is winding down its regular season with a burst of energy and excitement. As we reflect on another successful week, here’s a roundup of what you might have missed.

This week, the market had the pleasure of welcoming two newcomers who quickly won the hearts (and appetites) of market-goers. The Weenies & Paninis Food Truck made a flavorful debut, offering a delectable range of sandwiches and hot dogs. Their creative paninis and mouthwatering weenies were an instant hit.

Country Pair Crafts joined the market lineup, showcasing a variety of handcrafted items that highlighted the skill and artistry of local crafters. From jewelry to home decor, their unique creations added a touch of elegance to the market.

The heart of the Excelsior Springs Farmers Market has always been fresh, locally sourced produce. McCall’s Produce and Beckner’s Orchards continued to shine with their assortment of seasonal fruits and vegetables. From juicy apples to crisp bell peppers, shoppers were spoiled for choice. 

With the holiday season just around the corner, market-goers got a head start on their festive preparations. Craft vendors unveiled an enchanting selection of holiday decorations, each piece crafted with care and creativity. These locally made treasures promise to add a special touch to holiday celebrations and make for meaningful gifts.

As the weather continued to bless us with warmth, Nonnie’s Shaved Ice provided the perfect way to beat the heat. Their refreshing shaved ice treats offered a delightful respite for visitors young and old. The great news is that Nonnie’s Shaved Ice will be a fixture at the market for the remainder of the year.

As the calendar inches towards October’s end, the Excelsior Springs Farmers Market has just two regular season weeks left. However, the grand finale on October 25th promises to be nothing short of spectacular. Market organizers have a packed schedule of activities, including:

– A kids’ costume contest judged by our very own vendors.
– A scavenger hunt that will put your detective skills to the test.
– A mesmerizing magic show by A Yellow Box of Magic at 5:45 pm.
– Bounce houses, tattoos, and craft stations for endless fun.
– Pumpkin decorating 

Excelsior Springs Community Center Pound at the Market

Fitness enthusiasts won’t want to miss the 6:00 pm Pound Class hosted by the Excelsior Springs Community Center. The best part? It’s free for everyone! Feel free to don your workout gear, and if you’re feeling spirited, wear your favorite costume.

Beyond these exciting events, market organizers have hinted at even more surprises in the weeks to come. Keep a close eye on announcements for upcoming special markets that promise unique experiences and products.

Join Us Next Wednesday

Don’t miss out on the excitement! Join us every Wednesday from 4 pm to 7 pm at the corner of Mill St. and Broadway. The Excelsior Springs Farmers Market is where the community gathers to celebrate local produce, crafts, and good times.

As we approach the final weeks of this regular season, the market’s vibrant spirit remains undiminished. Your continued support is what makes this market a cornerstone of Excelsior Springs, and together, we’ll make these last market days of the season the best yet!

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