Homegrown Harvest

By Katie Gutierrez
In Culture, Feature

Missouri Botanical Garden’s 21st annual Best of Missouri Market brings together more than 120 food producers and artisans in the ultimate showcase of what Missouri agriculture has to offer.

The market kicks off with First Look Friday on Oct. 5, from 6-9pm, giving attendees a shot at the cream of the crop. Be among the first to browse market goods ranging from produce, meats and nuts to dried flowers, handmade soaps and everything in between. The general market opens Oct. 6-7 with hours from 9am-5pm.

Entertainment throughout the market includes cooking demonstrations, live music, attendance prize drawings and a food court, with a Kids’ corner offering activities like pumpkin decorating, cow milking and barnyard animal meet-and- greets.

The Best of Missouri Market is one of Missouri Botanical Garden’s signature events, drawing more than 25,000 people from around the region every year. Admission is $5 for garden members and children, $10 for seniors 65 and older and $12 for adults ages 13-64. Visit mobot.org for more info.

 

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