Garden Sass Market report

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

In July, the Garden Sass Farmers' Market in Cassville is offering cabbage, lettuce, new dawn squash, yellow straightneck squash, zucchini, potatoes, rutabaga, tomatoes, green beans, burgundy green beans, Swiss chard, turnips, beets, onions, okra, garlic, blackberries, peaches, cantaloupe, watermelon and sweet corn. Cucumbers for pickling and slicing are also available.

"We also have crafts, homemade goods various herbs and plants for sell," said John Potter, Garden Sass Farmers' Market president. "This year, we will be selling T-shirts on a prepaid basis. Come by and talk to Sherry about ordering one for yourself."

The Garden Sass Farmers' Market will offer a booth at the Purdy Livestock Show on July 9. Area residents are invited to shop the fresh produce vendors during the event.

"Please remember all the produce sold comes from the four-county area of Barry, McDonald, Newton and Stone counties," said Potter. "Nothing is shipped in from outside the area, and all the produce is sold by the grower who can answer all your questions about how things are grown and the varieties we grow."

The Garden Sass Farmers Market, which is held on Mineral Springs Road in the Cassville City Park, is open from 7 to 11 a.m. each Tuesday and Friday. The market closes early if all vendors sell out of produce or goods.

"Again, we wish to thank the Cassville MFA for providing us with an area to use for the farmers' market," said Potter.

Vendor space is still available at the local market. Vendors can sell produce or other items at the market by paying a $4 membership fee. A $1 daily setup fee is also charged each time a vendor takes part in the market.

For more information, call Potter at 417-652-3326 or stop by the market and talk with one of the vendors.

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