Items still available at market in Shell Knob

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

A farmers' market is held at the Old Church Gallery in Shell Knob from 8 to 11 a.m. each Thursday, weather permitting.

Summer crops are getting sparse at the market, but vendors continue to offer tomatoes, potatoes, squash, melons, cabbage, green beans, onions and garlic. Vendors hope recent rain will help provide fresh fall crops in the near future.

Pies, cookies, brownies, breads, salsas, jellies and jams are also sold at the market. Vendors continue to sell farm fresh eggs, but customers must plan to visit the market early because the cartons sell quickly.

Although the hot, dry weather has slowed the bees' production, honey continues to be available at the market. Customers should plan to stock up before winter.

Crown of thorn and other potted plants are also sold at the market, and crafters offer cedar chairs, benches, walking sticks, handmade dolls and Teddy bears. Other craft items include: old-fashioned metal lawn chairs sporting hand painted lake designs; recycled tire bird feeders; wood cutting boards; stoneware wind chimes; decorative and birdhouse gourds; wood carved feathers, turtles and other animals; bird feeders; jewelry; knitted and crocheted items; and kids' flip flops.

Old Church Gallery is located on Farm Road 1240, one-half-mile north of the plaza.

For more information, call the gallery at 417-858-2510. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Tuesday.

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