Slow but positive start to NB Farmer’s Market

Danny and Renee Farris buy basil and other plants from Elizabeth Essen. The Farrises had searched through local greenhouses in Jefferson City and Columbia for fresh basil to no avail, but were able to pick some up on their first trip to the New Bloomfield Farmers Market this year.

Danny and Renee Farris buy basil and other plants from Elizabeth Essen. The Farrises had searched through local greenhouses in Jefferson City and Columbia for fresh basil to no avail, but were able to pick some up on their first trip to the New Bloomfield Farmers Market this year.

A cold, rainy spring has meant a slow start for produce growers across Callaway County, but while the New Bloomfield Farmers Market hasn’t been immune, it’s still had plenty to offer.

Baked and canned goods, plants, herbs and other items have all flown off booth shelves at the weekly event. Arthur Rice of the New Bloomfield Area Civic Association said the weather the past few years has curbed enthusiasm, but there’s still a dedicated group of vendors and shoppers.

Members of the New Bloomfield and Callaway communities can buy goods and visit with neighbors 7:30-11:30 a.m. Saturdays across from the middle school on Redwood Drive. For information, call 573-491-3505 or 573-642-3411.

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