Hi guys! It’s Lucas Case here with Branson.com, and we are starting a brand new series called “Like a Local!” If you are a local, you’ll understand everything about this series and will probably catch your favorite local spot on an episode! If you’re a visitor to Branson, we are going to show you the best holes-in-the-wall, the hidden gems, the most off-the-map places that you may have never heard of but are basically home to us. On this week’s “Like a Local”: the Branson Farmers Market!
Every Tuesday during the months of April to October, you can find the Branson Farmers Market at the South parking lot of the Branson Landing. From 3:00-7:00, the Farmers Market provides a place for anyone in town to find locally grown fruits and vegetables, food trucks, honey, breads, other desserts, and some artisan products.
Every time I’ve braved the summer sun and visited the Farmers Market, it has been absolutely worth my while. The atmosphere is so fun with the live music, food trucks, and so much more. There’s something new to see, buy or do every single week – all season long!
My go-tos at the Farmers Market is always some sort of bread – I love any type of sourdough – and peaches. However, I can easily be swayed and have left with some honey, fresh tomatoes, and tons of other goodies plenty of times.
We spoke with some of our vendors – hear what they have to say!
The first vendor we spoke with is named “Bee Transformed.” With hives in Springfield, Bee Transformed has been around for 10 years and provides both natural wildflower and clover honey, as well as raspberry lemonade made with dehydrated fruits and lavender made with essential oils! They’ve been with the Branson Farmers Market for a few years now, and I for sure hope they stick around.
The Mater Guy provides fruits and vegetables grown only in Arkansas and Missouri, and has just been a part of the Branson Farmers Market for two months now! They (obviously) have tons of juicy tomatoes, but the crazy amount of cucumbers, peaches and bell peppers caught my eye!
Our last vendor we spoke with is Gardener’s Orchard and Bakery, located just a few miles north of Springfield. They have a 20-acre apple and peach orchard, as well as a bakery that’s a part of the farm store at the orchard. Gardener’s Orchard has been a part of the Farmers Market since last year!
There you have it – a look into one of the Branson locals’ favorite traditions and events happening throughout the year. If you’re needing a break from the busyness of the Landing, head down into the South parking lot by Bass Pro Shops and stroll along the tents and stands of our local Farmers Market . You’ll see through the eyes of a local and start to know a whole new side of Branson, Missouri!
“The Branson Farmers Market is structured through the Farmers Market of the Ozarks (FMO), which is a non-profit organization that offers consumers a full-range of locally grown farm products from a 150-mile radius. Items include: vegetables, fruits, pasta, meat, jams, jellies, salsa, eggs, cheeses, yogurt, baked goods, honey, artisan crafts and an assortment of concessions. 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. The market accepts SNAP, credit and debit card transactions.”