Kings Kettle Corn is returning to the market after a winter break.

Maybe this Saturday will be more conducive to preparing a garden

Let’s celebrate International Day of Happiness

Eileen Nichols

Market Garden, take two. Yes, our garden preparationproject was rained out last Saturday but it’s good to go this Saturday at 1 p.m. Could there be a better way to celebrate the first day of spring than creating a garden? Wear gloves and come dressed for gardening, and bring a shovel if you have one.

This Saturday is International Day of Happiness and the market is a great place to celebrate. The official International Day of Happiness website encourages you to celebrate by doing something that makes you happy, so come be happy at the market. I know what makes me happy – Kings Kettle Corn returning after their winter break!

Start with breakfast at Harmony Hill and grab lunch from Songbird’s Kitchen for later. If you have kids or grandkids, aged 1 through 18, stop by the Free Kids Meal and pick up breakfast and lunch for them: 

  • Breakfast – yogurt with berries and granola.

  • Lunch – black beans and rice with corn, cheese stick, and grapes. 

Both meals come with milk. If the kids aren’t with you, just show the servers a photo of you with the kids so they can get a head count.

Stop by the composting mini garden. Two weeks ago the sprouts were just breaking the surface of the soil. Last Saturday some of the pea plants were already curling a couple of inches above the soil and other plants had their first true leaves. It should be full of green life this Saturday.

David Loving is on the market stage Saturday.

Vendors we’re expecting include:

FARMERS

  • Braker Berry Farm–produce

  • Helm Family Farm – honey

  • MO Mushrooms – fresh mushrooms & dried mushroom products

  • OakWoods Farm – produce, wheat grass

  • Yang Family Farm–produce

RANCHERS

  • Clear Water Shrimp Farm

  • Garrett Family Farm

  • Misty Morning Farms

  • Sunny Lane Farm

BAKERS

  • Harmony Hill – plus produce

  • Redings Mill Bread Co.

OTHER DELIGHTS

  • Debbie Fedie – sewn goods

  • DnD Smoked – salts, spices, mixes

  • Good Golly Tamale – frozen handmade tamales

  • Juniper Coffee – coffee beans, coffee drinks, & house syrup

  • Kings Kettle Corn

  • Songbird’s Kitchen

  • 2Ts Soap & Stuff

I won’t say “See you at the market” because this Saturday I will be at the Middlewest Building selling my great-grandmother’s 120 year-old treadle sewing machine, and hopefully lots of other very old and not so old things. But I’ve got my order in for fresh veggies and kettle corn.

Come to the market and BE HAPPY!

Eileen Nichols founded the Webb City Farmers Market in 2000. From a handful of producers, the market has grown to become nationally recognized.

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