ON THE STREET
Have you seen an increase in sales of your produce or items due to the higher food prices?
Our sales have increased a lot this year. I would say about 95% more. We think it has to do with higher food prices in the stores. We have fresher produce and better prices. Everything is picked the night before.
Glenna Steele and
Kay Hayes, Cassville
Sales have been good. The weather has hurt us a little this year, too wet and not enough sun. But we have peaches this year. This is a new produce that we are offering. We plan to have lots of variety this year all the way through September. We will have peaches, apples, plums, sweet corn and grapes.
Dalton Brown, Wheaton
Yes. Our sales have increased. We put up new signs and that really helped. People want fresh produce. I have Wayne Bickford's honey to sell. He has bee hives all over this countryside. I also offer farm fresh eggs and quail eggs. They sell really well.
The last couple of weeks has been really good. Sometimes we sell more than we expect to. The signs that we put up make a big difference.
Alice Leverich and
I just started today. It's been a late year this year. The produce just wasn't ready, probably because there wasn't enough sun. I have been coming to this market since 1983. I enjoy making crocheted booties and rag dolls. It has been tough to keep the squirrels and other little animals out of the nuts on my property this year.
Yes. We definitely are selling better. The signs have helped. We really enjoy all the people coming by and just visiting.
Eula Mae Mills
Yes, the last couple of weeks. Yes, I think people just want to buy local. I think there is better flavor in our produce.
FARMERS MARKET: The Garden Sass farmers market, located in the Cassville City Park behind MFA, is open from 7 to 11 a.m on Tuesday and Friday. The market runs from April through October. Stop by and get the fresh produce, canned items, hand crafts and visit with some wonderful people while you are there.