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Farmer's Winter Market & Bazaar

Question: What do Farmers Markets do when winter arrives with stinging winds and chilling temperatures? Answer: They go indoors where it's warm and cozy!

Even though my job as the Market Manager of the Clayton Farmer's Market has slowed way down with the closing of the regular market season, life on the farm still goes.  Produce is still harvested (yes, even in the winter), chickens still lay eggs, poultry and beef are processed and artisan foods are still hand-crafted. 

This is good news and now we have a winter home for our small farmers and food producers to provide the same high quality foods to their customers.  I'm pleased to announce the first Farmer's Winter Market & Bazaar presented by the Clayton Farmer's Market.  The Market will be held indoors at on  Saturday, December 3 from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

I feel very fortunate to have this opportunity, not only to stay connected to the fine folks who participated in our regular Market, but to have access to farm fresh, locally sourced products year round.  (All right, I'll admit it. I also really like the hand-crafted chocolate--and other foods too!)

We are also fortunate to have great sponsors for the Clayton Farmer's Winter Market & Bazaar. We wouldn't be able to bring these delicious, locally sourced products to you without their help.  Please join me in thanking The Center of Clayton, the City of Clayton, and Fine Grocers and all the people who work behind the scene to make our Market possible.

So, come on over on Saturday morning and say "Hi" to your old friends at the Market.  We're a stop along the road to anywhere! 

Here's what you'll find: 

SPECTACULARLY FRESH BOUNTY FROM LOCAL FARMS

Winter & Greenhouse Varieties: Tomatoes, Bell Peppers, Apples, White Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Broccoli & Cauliflower, Lettuce Varieties, Arugula, Spinach, Kale, Beets, Onions, Scallions & Garlic, Turnips, Carrots, Radishes, Brussel Sprouts, Winter Squash, House Plants, Christmas Ferns and Holly

MEAT, POULTRY AND EGGS FROM MISSOURI FARMS

Naturally Cured Bacon, Sausage & Kielbasa, Piedmontese Beef Steaks, Ribs & Burgers, Pasture Raised Chickens, Whole & Cut-Up and Fresh Farm Eggs from Free Range Chickens

HAND-CRAFTED ARTISAN FOODS AND PRODUCTSFresh Roasted Coffee, Fair Trade Teas, Honey, Apple Butter, Jams & Jellies, Hand-Crafted Chocolates, Organic Olives, Olive Oil & Wine Vinegar, Delicious Desserts, Home-Made Pies, Cuban Black Beans, Nut Mixes & Granola, Fresh-Baked Bread, Bagels, Muffins & More!

When: Saturday, December 3 from 9:00am to 1:00pm

Location: The Center of Clayton, 50 Gay Avenue, Clayton, MO 63105For

Information go to: www.claytonfarmersmarket.com

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Jessie Hoagland December 08, 2011 at 02:50 PM
Thank you to market master Deb Henderson, Straubs, City of Clayton and Center of Clayton for making the winter market possible. I saw lots of friends and families there who were thrilled to have access to fresh food and crafted products straight from the farmers and artisans. It's such a beautiful thing to do for our community!

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