The Ava Farmers Market
Selling farm surplus to townspeople is a tradition that began about as early as there were towns. These days, instead of horses and wagons, people sell market produce from their pickup trucks or vans.
Market gardeners are assisted by a Missouri Department of
Agriculture program, AgriMissouri, which provides them with assistance
in developing products and marketing aids such as banners and packaging
materials. Most markets operate from April until November, or until a
hard freeze puts gardens to bed for the winter.
Stroll around the Ava Farmer's Market on a summer Saturday morning: