The Ellisville Community Farmers Market has closed its doors after seven seasons. Thank you to the many members of the community that supported the market and the vendors that participated in the market.
For those that are looking for locally raised produce and meat, please consider attending the Wildwood Farmers Market on Saturday mornings 8:30-12:30 starting May 21.
It been a great time filled with lots of passion and energy as we have volunteered our time and efforts to create the Ellisville Community Farmers Market each season. Circumstances change and difficult decisions have been made. Changes in George’s full-time job are preventing him from providing as much support as he has in the past. Besides the full-time efforts of George and René, the market has been supported by volunteers. The volunteerism has significantly decreased each season. The customer base and market vendor attendance has also decreased. We have decided that we can no longer continue managing the farmers market and keep it open. Market attendance always drops off after the community concert season is over and then gets another hit when school starts. Due to an extreme drop in attendance, the market’s last evening was August 20th.
We cannot end this without giving our heartfelt thanks to those in the community that have supported the farmers all these years, especially those that stepped forward and volunteered their time and effort to help with the market. We would also like to offer our appreciation to the many vendors that participated in the market. It has been a delight to get to know each person. The relationships that have been created with customers and vendors has been quite special. We want to thank the City for allowing us and trusting us to put together an event for our community each week and for allowing us to use the park.
Winding Down and Ending the Market- Thursday, August 20, 2015
It will be a beautiful evening. Please join us for the last Ellisville Community Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m. in Bluebird Park.
Bridgette Kossor will be entertaining us this evening. Bridgette has been singing and delighting us with her presence since the market first started 5 years ago. We are so happy to have her with us today.
The park will also be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive, 3-7 p.m. in the Bluebird Park Admin Building. Please consider giving as supplies are very low and it is quite possible that someone you know will need blood in the near future.
Vendors today include:
Two Men and A Garden (locally made salsa and pickles) has a promo this evening. For the first 6 customers that return empty Two Men and a Garden jars, you will get a free jar of salsa or pickles in exchange. What a deal!
El Chico Bakery will have fruit filled empanadas
Koupps Koffee- locally roasted whole bean and ground coffee (just roasted last night- super fresh)
E&E Acres- locally raised, all natural, pastured pork cuts, jams, jellies and produce
Bob’s Honey- local, raw honey
John Best- handmade wooden spoons and cutting boards
Ray Rays Kettle Corn
Lakeview Farm Produce- a variety of locally grown, seasonal produce (grown organically)
I am still waiting to hear from a couple of vendors; so come on over and see who else might show up.