It is going to be an exciting local market season in Steelville this year! The Ozark Farmer and Artist Connect is a newly formed Coalition of local producers and artists that have been working hard to bring several new local markets to Steelville this year.
The “Steelville Artist/Farmer Rendezvous” will be a monthly gathering where producers, artists and musicians will come together to sell products, eat local food and enjoy making community connections. The Rendezvous will take place every third Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. behind Turtle Earth on Main St. in downtown Steelville. The only date not planned for the third Saturday is the grand opening, which will be held on May 12. For more information about vending at the event or attending, please contact Turtle Earth either by phone at 573-743-3682 or stop by their store at 112 West Main, downtown Steelville.
Another market, the “Steelville Farmer’s Market,” will be at the Flint Feed Store on Hwy 19, just North of Steelville. This market will be held every Friday from 3-8 p.m., March 23 through October 26. For more information on vending or attending this event, please call 573-205-5242.
The third and final event taking root this market season is the “Cherryville Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market,” which will be held at the Bowers and Cottrell General Store in Cherryville on the first Friday of every month between May 4 and November 2. The market will run from 4 p.m. to dusk, and will be in conjunction with Friday’s All You Can Eat Fish Night at the General Store. For more information or to sign up as a vendor, please call 573-743-3018.
Each market is a bit different and will be held at a different time and location. However, because the Managers of each market have the common goal of building community and providing fresh produce and local artisanal goods in and around Steelville, they have teamed up under the title “Ozark Farmer and Artist Connect,” with the intention of having a broader impact.