Branson Enters Agritourism With Farmer's Market This Weekend

The old rural tradition of the Farmers Market returns to the heart of Ozark
Mountain County in Historic Downtown Branson near the Lake Taneycomo waterfront starting on Saturday, May 24.

The market will be conducted between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 12:00 a.m. Saturday until up through Saturday, Oct. 4 except for Saturday, May 17 and will be conveniently located the parking lot at the corner of Pacific Street and Business Highway 65 in historic downtown Branson.

It is sponsored by the Historic Downtown Branson Business Owners Association (HDBB), an association of businesses in historic downtown Branson made up of business owners and operators. The Farmers Market will feature fresh produce and locally produced crafts.

To insure the quality of the produce sold at the market, all the produce sold must be grown by the people selling it and within 100 miles of Branson. In addition, all the crafts sold at the market must be non jewelry and produced by the crafters, who must demonstrate the craft while at the

Cindy Brooks of Clocker’s Restaurant and David King of Branson Bill’s Emporium, both located in historic downtown Branson, are the coordinators for HDBB on the market. King said that they are excited by the event and that it will be held for 24 consecutive Saturdays except for Saturday, May 17. Plumb Nellie Days will be held in downtown Branson on that date.

He pointed out that they will strive to have a mix of vegetables and other farm grown products with about a 20 percent mix of crafts. King indicated that the crafters for the event would be very carefully selected and, for the most part, would be those performing or demonstrating their craft on site and said that anyone interested in selling at the market or needing additional information may contact at Cindy Brooks at 417-335-2328 or him at 417-335-5281.

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Prepared by Gary Groman and David King