Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Greater Polk County Farmers Market would like to Thank everyone who made our opening day of the market a great success. We feel that the Home & Garden Show was a great opporiunity to reach those in surrounding areas. We had several of our vendors there sharing their products that they will have at our regular market days. We also want to share that the market wants to welcome a new beef vendor to our market, and her name is Sharon Hunt and with her husband Jim they will be bringing Ozark Belgian Blue Beef, so we ask when coming to our market please stop by and check out this great beef.
Tuesday,April 20 was our second day of market and we had a great turn out, it was great to see several of our customers, and we believe that several were surprised to see some of the products that we had to offer so early in the Spring. We had fresh ripe tomatoes from Blossers farm, and they went very fast, but they will be bringing more, we appreciate all the hard work that they and their families do to bring their great produce and flowers to our market.
Saturday April 25, was a very wet day but it was a very busy day for us at the market as the rain didn't stop our valued customers to come and shop. We really appreciate the increase of interest in our local farmers market, so share with your friends, and families, it a great place to shop.
Tuesday April 27, as everyone knows strawberries are very high in demand, and to our surprise yes we had fresh strawberries at our afternoon market, and they will be enjoyed by many. We never know what we will find at our local market, we want to remind everyone that our market is every Tuesday 3:30 to 6:30 and Saturdays from 7:30 to 11:00.

Thank You
The Greater Polk County Farmers Market

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Market Opening Day

With everyone's favorite time of the year coming, we want to announce the opening of the 2010 Greater Polk County Farmers Market. We are all excited as we have several events planned for this season. All of our vendors have been working hard all winter, and in the past few weeks to get their products ready for this great event. Our opening date is April 17, 2010, and we will hold our opening day at the annual Home and Garden Show. Our market will have seven booths, as to be shared by several of our vendors. In talking to our vendors over the last few weeks they will be having a great selections of items.
Let us take a few moments and share some of our vendors that will be bringing their products to the opening day and future days of the market. Jan & Ray Vanish farm fresh eggs, Kevin Sharp lettuce, radishes, cucumbers, tomatoes, Gaylord & Lorna Piper vegetable and herb bedding plants, John & Jeremy Blosser hanging flower baskets, vegetable plants, John Lower bedding plants and flowering plants, Jim & CC Gulick jams, jellies, & other canned items, baked goods, Sandy Meyer handmade soaps. These are just a few of our vendors, we invite all of you to come help us make this a great event.
We also want to remind everyone that after the opening day we will be returning to our regular location, on the corner of Main and Locust. The market days will be Tuesday 3:30 to 6:30 and Saturday 7:30 to 11:00, if you have any questions you may call Jim Gulick, President of the market or CC Gulick Market Manager at 417-777-4586 or 417-298-1764. Look forward to seeing you ALL.

Thank You
Your Friends
Jim & CC

Friday, April 2, 2010

A Truly Certified Kitchen

As you know, for the past 3 months, we have been updating our low acid food processing to Missouri and FDA standards. Along with that we attended the State of Missouri sponsored workshop "Field to Market" with regard to food safety. We encourage all growers and producers to learn as much as they can to stay ahead of the curve. While it does seem somewhat intrusive on the time honored ways of the farmer and producer and their customers, these regulations have come to almost all US Farmers Markets to protect the food supply, both on the farm and on the table.

That said, we thought our fellow market vendors, customers and friends would like to see our Missouri Dept. of Health and Polk County Dept. of Health Certified Kitchen. We work hard to maintain above and beyond safety standards in order to continue providing you with the best homemade jams, jellies, salsa, pickles beets and fresh baked goods.

Jim and CC
President and Market Manager

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Welcome To A Great Beginning Of 2010

Welcome to a great beginning of 2010, as we look forward to another great year. 2009 was a good year for some, as to our saddness our market will be losing one of our vendors do to ecomony, and that would be Carters Farm, we wish them well in their new venture, they will be deeply missed. But we will be welcoming a new meat vendor to our market and she is well known and her name is Sharon Hunt, from Walnut Grove Mo, and the name of her farm is Ozark Belgian Blue Blue Beef, LLC, we look forward to having her as one of our vendors. Also we will be welcoming Ray & Jan Vanish they will be providing our market with farm fresh eggs, their business also takes orders for hatching eggs and baby chicks, they formerly attended Fairgrove Farmers Market but we welcome them aboard to our market, please come and help us welcome these and other vendors for a great coming year. Our market will open April 17, 2010 and our opening day we will be located at the Bolivar, Lawn and Garden Show, which will be held at the building of the YMCA, we look forward to this event. We will have seven booths for our opening of our market our vendors will be sharing booths for this event, to allow our vendors to introduce some of their products, they will have in the coming days of the market. Some of these products will be as such plants, flowers, hanging flower baskets, handmade soaps, jams, jellies and other canned items, eggs and wonderful homemade baked goods, we look forward to seeing you there, the market will resume at our regular location at Locust and Main on the following Tuesday. Also, there has been a rumor that the Berry Patch has gone out of business and they would like all of their customers, friends and family to know that they are still around and looking forward to seeing everyone at the Greater Polk Farmers Market, and can be visited at the farm, the only changes that they have made is not attending the Fairgrove Market, but they will be attending the Heritage Reunion in September and look forward to seeing everyone there. They say if they ever go out of business they will be the ones to let all know and they don't see that happening as things are going great and looking forward to a great year. The market would like to thank Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company for the donation of seeds for our local childrens program, this will help us with the education part of the market, we have several new events planned for this year. The market would also want to the give a Thank You to our local health department as they have been a great help with information. We look forward to seeing everyone at our Opening Day.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Great Turn Out For Annual Market Meeting

First, a Thank You to a great group of vendors and visitors who attended our annual meeting, and would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our outgoing board members, as they all did a great job during the year 2009. During our annual meeting we had discussion of several topics, such as events and new ideas for 2010. We all look forward to the coming new year, we also had election of new board members, and our new market board is as follows; president Jim Gulick, vice president John Lower, secretary Kim Payne, treasurer Jan Vanish, board member John Blosser, we appreciate the service of these members. The position of the market manager was also appointed, and CC Gulick was appointed to return as market manager for the year 2010. She is proud to be a member of the market, and looks forward to a fun and very productive year with all the market members.

Everyone at the meeting enjoyed good fellowship, and refreshments, which we would like to thank Jim & CC, Ray & Jan, and Gaylord & Lorna. We also would like to remind you to keep the date of April 17, in mind as it is our Opening Day of Market, and it will be at the Lawn & Garden Show, which will be located at the Bolivar YMCA, time of opening not yet decided. We also want to thank members of the local health department for helping us get our new brochure out for the market. We really appreciate everyones help, no one person can do it alone.

Thank you

Members of The Greater Polk County Farmers Market

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Greater Polk County Farmers Market Annual Meeting

The market will be holding our annual meeting, at 6p.m. Tuesday, Feb.16, in CommunityRoom No. 1 of Citizens Memorial Hospital. At this meeting one of the topics will be to elect new officers to over see our market. A board is a very important part of our market, these members help our market in so many ways. We will also be discussing the operation of the upcoming year 2010, we look forward to seeing past members and new members, we will also be discussing some events for the up coming year, as the board and the members of the local health department have been working on some new and very welcoming ideas. Come and share in the news of these great events.
Thank You From all of the members, of the Greater Polk County Farmers Market

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Looking To A Great And Fun 2010

We are looking forward to having a great and fun year in 2010, with new experiences, and great fellowship. We are looking forward to new events, and sharing new ideas that we have learned over the winter months. We are looking forward to the opening of our Farmers Market, which will be on April 17 2010 and will be held at the annual Lawn and Garden Show, which will be held at the Bolivar YMCA building. The Farmers market will have several booths as we have been in touch with our market vendors, and we will have fresh local grown produce, eggs, fresh baked items, jams and jellies, and also some flowers, and bedding plants. We look forward to seeing you all tell friends, and family members, makes for a great day outing. Contact information for the market, is 417-777-4586. Thank you from the Greater Polk County Farmers Market.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Special THANKS for a GREAT 2009

As market manager of the Greater Polk County Farmers Market, I would like to say Thank You to all the vendors and board members for helping me make this year a great year, also a special thank you to all the customers, who purchased and visited our market. We look forward to serving you next year, we have had a few meetings and have alot of ideas for the coming year.
The members of the Greater Polk County Farmers Market, want to wish everyone a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving and a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Busy Days At Market

Off to a great start, we are very proud of our vendors, we had 14 on Saturday May 23, and they brought several items, such as strawberries, lettuce, cucumbers, radishes, Tomatoes, herbs, several breads, pies, cookies, cakes, jams and jellies, and mushrooms, onions, and wonderful USDA beef and pork and our meat is from Carters Farms. We also have beautiful bedding and hanging flowers baskets, and vegetable plants. We Welcome all to visit our market, and help us grow by buying local.
Thank You
Greater Polk County Farmers Market

Busy Days at Market

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Markets off to great start

We are very pleased with the success of our markets, we have had great support from our community and hope they will continue to visit our market. Our vendors take great pride in their items that they bring to sell, we have had some produce, which we look to have an increase soon on several items, the plants and flowers have just been beautiful, we also have had great baked goods such as breads, cookies, pies, and many more. Come visit if you are in the area, I want to Thank All of the vendors who have come and to those that will be coming.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Lawn & Garden Show Booth

We will be having a booth at the Bolivar, Lawn & Garden Show, which will be held on April 18, 2009 at the Local YMCA building, this is located on Broadway, the hours are from 9:00 to 3:00, look forward to seeing all of you there.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Market will Open for the 2009 Season Aprill 25Th

The Greater Polk County Farmers' Market Season for 2009 will open on April 25Th.
Saturdays 7:30 am - 11 am
Tuesdays, 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Locust and Main in Bolivar, Missouri(from the downtown square, go 3 blocks north on Main Street)