“Spend your dollars local this season and support your local bakers, farmers, crafters and other producers by purchasing local goods,“ said FMO Market Manager Kali Dick.

Shop for handcrafted gifts and foods to help your holidays be one to remember. Farmers Market of the Ozarks (FMO) will host a Christmas Market Pop Up Market on Wednesday, Dec. 19, from 4-7 p.m. at the FMO pavilion at Farmers Park.  FMO is the only year-round market housed in a permanent heated pavilion at the Farmers Park Development, off Republic Road. 

“Spend your dollars local this season and support your local bakers, farmers, crafters and other producers by purchasing local goods,“ said FMO Market Manager Kali Dick.  “Freshly harvested herbs, beef, chicken, pork, eggs, fresh baked goods, potatoes, tomatoes, hydroponic salad greens, winter squash, jam and jellies, onions, radishes, beets, bread, m, and artisan gifts are just a few of the items that will be available at the Christmas Pop Up Market on Dec 21st.”

After the special Christmas Pop Up Market, Farmers Market of the Ozarks will kick-off winter market season with new market hours from Jan. 5 to March 16. During this time, market will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., allowing customers to shop local every Saturday of the year.

Customers are encouraged to stop in at the Market Hub for use of the market’s wireless card reader that accepts credit, debit or EBT (SNAP) cards, giving everyone access to high-quality local foods in the Ozarks. Or pick-up an FMO inspired gift at the Market Hub.

For great holiday recipe ideas, check out the market’s blog at LoveYourFarmer.com.

Farmers Market of the Ozarks is a non-profit organization that offers consumers a full-range of locally grown farm products from a 150 mile radius of Springfield. Items include: vegetables, fruits, pasta, meat, jams, jellies, salsa, eggs, cheeses, yogurt, baked goods, honey, artisan crafts and an assortment of concessions. FMO operates every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. throughout the winter and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting Jan. 5. Farmers Market of the Ozarks operates a vibrant farmers market that contributes to the success of local food growers and producers, strengthens the local food economy and serves as a community gathering place for the Ozarks region.  For more go online to LoveYourFarmer.com, find us on Facebook, IG, and Twitter @FMOzarks.