Friday, August 26, 2011


Here is a list of the Vendors who will be selling at the Market this Saturday, August 27th.  We will be taking a break next week, so there will not be a Market September 3rd but come back to our "Celebrate Your Heritage" on September 10th.


SANDY VIEW FARMS-Fresh Produce, Fresh, Pasture-Raised Angus Beef.  USDA Inspected.

RAY UNDERWOOD-Wooden Handmade Crafts.

DAP's-Dry Mixes and Homemade Baked Goods.

BETSY IRELAN-Handcrafted Jewelry.

JULIE OTT'S PRODUCE-Fresh Produce, Homemade Baked Goods.

WINDY LAKE FARM LLC.-Fresh, Pasture-Raised Chicken.  USDA Inspected.


KITCHEN WITH A MISSION-Homemade Baked Goods and Handcrafted Bracelets

KAREN'S CAPRINE FARM FASHIONS-T-shirts, Bags, Hotpads, Onesies, Magnets (all with animal pictures)  Dog Collars.  Also visiting will be their kids (Goats for your petting enjoyment).  Live Rabbits for Sale.

We will also have a new Vendor selling Honey.

Please join us Saturday morning as the place to be in De Soto. 

Coffee and Water available at the Market Barn along with Market T-Shirts, Tote Bags, Cookbook, Travel Mugs.  We also will hold a Raffle for a hand-crafted basket made by Frog's Hair Baskets filled with goodies from our Vendors.  Tickets $1.00.

Thursday, August 25, 2011


Please join us for this great event at the Market.  There are all kinds of things going on that you won't want to miss.  The Market itself will be up and running with all our wonderful local Vendors with their Produce, Baked Goods, Eggs, Jam & Jellies, Hand-crafted items and more.  The Market also offers Fresh Pastured-Raised Angus Beef  & Fresh Pastured-Raised Chicken, all USDA inspected.  Don't forget everything the Market offers is locally raised, produced or hand-crafted and not resold.

Also featured this day is local artisans who will be demonstrating such crafts as, basket weaving, story telling, broom making, soap making, weaving from a loom, spinning, blacksmithing and more.  We have a Civil War re-enactment also planned during the day.

Maxine Jinkerson on the hammered dulcimer will round out the morning with live music.

So come visit the Market on September 10th and enjoy a family atmosphere and plan on stocking up the fridge or freezer with fresh, healthy produce or meat and start your Christmas shopping early!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

SARE Farmer/Rancher Grants Webinar


Please read the following about the SARE FarmerRacher Grant and join the Webinar's to help you apply for the Grant:

The SARE Farmer/Rancher Grant call for proposals will be coming out later in August. I will announce and post when it is out. In the meantime, I am hosting 3 webinars to help producers understand the SARE Farmer/Rancher grant, the grant writing process, what makes a good proposal and answer questions you may have.

Each year there are minor changes for the grant and that is the case for this year. Funding for the grants have increased!

One producer – up to $7,500

Two producers – up to $14,000

Three or more producers – up to $22,500

If you are interested in learning about the SARE Farmer/Rancher Grant, then join me on Sept 12th for the PowerPoint presentation about the grant and then join me on Sept 19th and Sept 26th to hear from past recipients about their grant. So mark your calendars now!

Sept 12: 7-8:30 pm - SARE Farmer/Rancher Grants Webinar with Debi Kelly, University of Missouri. To join go to and sign in as a guest.

Sept 19: 7-8:30 pm -SARE Farmer/Rancher Grant Webinar with Linda Hezel, a 2008 Grant Recipient of Comparison of Coverings over Permanent Raised Beds to Extend the Growing Season for Year Round Food Production. To join go to and sign in as a guest.

Sept 26: 7-8:30 pm -SARE Farmer/Rancher Grant Webinar with Greg and Nancy Rasmussen, a 2010 Grant Recipient of Rainwater Capture and Re-use: Using Gravity and Solar Power. To join go to and sign in as a guest.

Monday, August 15, 2011

What's happening at the Market this week

Hello Community and Vendors,

We had a wonderful day for the Market this past Saturday.  The weather was beautiful and our Vendors had great items, from their fresh, home grown produce, the beautifully hand-crafted jewelry, delicious homemade breads, pies, muffins, etc. and the hand-crafted wooden items. 

Not to mention, the farm-fresh, locally pastured raised CHICKEN that is now available.  Mine was absolutely delicious roasted in the oven.

This coming week we will offer more of the same great items.  We are also excited to be able to offer for the first time, ANGUS BEEF.  It is locally pastured raised, farm fresh, Angus beef and all cuts will be available from steak to hamburg and everything between. 

All the chicken and beef offered is USDA inspected, freshly packaged and frozen, ready for you to enjoy.

Keep in mind September 10th.  We will be hosting "Celebrate Your Heritage" at the Market.  We have several things going on for your enjoyment.  How about a Civil War reenactment for one.  We will also have crafters demonstrating their skills the way things use to be done.  More information to come soon.

Also, the 1st and 3rd week the Market will offer a raffle of a lovely hand-woven basket made by our local artist, Marsha Foster, of Frog's Hair Baskets overflowing with products from the Market donated by our faithful Vendors.  We also have newly designed T-Shirts, great tote bags, coffee cups with free refills on the 1st and 4th week of the month, our brand new cookbooks filled with recipes from our Vendors and local cooks.  Come check us out at the "Market Barn".  You can't miss it!

This week the men of St. Andrew's UMC will offer breakfast from 7am to 11:00am or until it lasts.  You can get a full meal deal or a simple and delicious breakfast sandwich. 

Don't forget we have our live music each week for you to enjoy! So pull up a chair and stay awhile and let the kids do their thing at the Kid's Korner from 9-11am.

See you at the Market,  Open from 8am till 12:00 Noon every Saturday till October 22nd except Labor Day Weekend.  CLOSED SEPTEMBER 3RD

Friday, August 5, 2011


Vendors for this week, August 6th:    MARKET OPENS AT 7:30AM

Cyndi Lou's Produce-Fresh Produce
Sandy View Farms-Tomatoes, okra, cantaloupe, squash and maybe corn
Stewart Farms-Fresh Produce
Single Creek Draft Horse Farm-Maple Syrup
Ray Underwood's hand-crafted wood items
DAP's-Homemade dry mixes, baked goods, crafts
Dan's Produce-Fresh Produce and hand-crafted trellises
Four Power-Baked goods
Julie Ott's Produce-Fresh Produce
Twin Creek Farm-Fresh Produce
Mathney's Farm-Fresh Produce
Jillian & Dan Lutz-Fresh Produce, baked good and jams
Betsy Irelan-Hand-crafted jewelry
Windy Lake Farm, LLC-Frozen Pasture Raised Poultry and fresh eggs.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Please join us in the 10,000 Garden Challenge School & Community Contest.  Go to to vote for the De Soto Farmers' Market to win $500 for our marketing.  Plus you register for the chance to win a $500 gift card from Tractor Supply Company. Upon entering you will also receive a complimentary admission to Missouri Botanical Gardens.  Don't wait, vote today!

Family Film Showing Tuesday, August 9th at 6:30pm

Please join us for a family friendly showing of  "What’s On Your Plate?"  A film by Catherine Gund with Sadie Hope-Gund and Safiyah Riddle

To Watch a Trailer please look at the following site:

About the Film:

"What’s On Your Plate?" is a witty and provocative documentary about kids and food politics. Over the course of one year, the film follows two eleven-year-old city kids as they explore their place in the food chain. Sadie and Safiyah talk to food activists, farmers, and storekeepers, as they address questions regarding the origin of the food they eat, how it’s cultivated, and how many miles it travels from farm to fork.

Where – St. Andrew’s Methodist Church 1004 Rock Road De Soto, MO

When – Tuesday, August 9th at 6:30 p.m.

“There is real power in our forks. We feel it as we see ourselves choosing a diet that connects us to people creating food systems that are nourishing—nourishing for us and the earth. Our real muscle as eaters can be felt... when we come together in community to grow our own food, teach our kids where carrots come from, or advocate for real food in school cafeterias.”  Anne Lappe, founding member of the Small Plant Institute