The farmers’ market trivia night is another COVID-19 casualty. We just can’t safely make it work. We’re still excited about the 2021 season though and have a different winter fundraiser planned. We hope that you will join us for…
First up, information about the Scavenger Hunt! We chose to have teams with between 2 and 4 people, so households can participate together safely. Your team can travel around town solving riddles and taking photos and videos of the different places referenced. The Scavenger Hunt will be held on February 20, 2021 from 10 AM until 3 PM, and there will be some great prizes!
- Choose your team captain. (Don’t worry; you can dub them the team Overlord, and we won’t tell.) The captain will receive the rules, clues to locations, and team challenges via text or email.
- While out and about, take pictures and short videos of your journey. Directions for submitting this evidence will be included in the rules that are provided to your Overlord.
- Winning teams will be announced live online at 5 PM on February 20.
- Prizes will be available for pickup at the market building on Tuesday, February 23 from 5-7 PM with other arrangements being made as necessary.
- The cost is $15 per person, but there’s an early bird discount. If you register by February 8th, the cost is just $12 per person.
If you aren’t into Scavenger Hunts or are a business, but still want to support the market, you might consider sponsoring a clue for $50 or sponsoring the event for $100. Please email Dawna at [email protected] for more information.
We had such fun with our online auction in the fall, that we’re organizing a second serving. An item preview will be posted on our website beginning February 17. Bidding will begin at 1 PM on Friday, February 19 and run through 2 PM on Sunday, February 21. This won’t be an auction on Facebook, so we are hoping more people can participate. Winning bids will be available for pickup at the market building on Tuesday, February 23 from 5-7 PM with other arrangements being made as necessary.
To participate in the online auction, be sure you are signed up to receive market announcements. We’ll send more information as the weekend of fun approaches!
If you’d like to donate an item, please email Dawna at [email protected]
We need new tokens. We’ll be retiring our current EBT and debit tokens after this season. It’s time to put the current ones to bed. We want your help in designing the new ones!
You can get an entry form at the market or you can print off your own here. You can choose anything for inspiration for your design, but if you’re at a loss for ideas, consider your favorite vegetable, farm images, DeSoto icons, or a person you admire. Please limit your design to three colors, but the medium you use it up to you: markers, crayons, pencils; even a digital design is okay.
Be sure to check out the requirements for each side of the token because entries that do not include all the parameters will be excluded from the judging.
Entries must be submitted by October 3, 2020 at noon.
Entries can be submitted by turning in your form at the market or by emailing your design to [email protected]. The winning design for each token, EBT and debit, will be awarded $20 in current tokens and $20 in new tokens for next year. We’ll also honor you at the unveiling ceremony when the market opens in 2021!
Bidding will begin on Friday, September 11 at 6 AM!
These scarves are made for a bit cooler weather. The pair of infinity scarves were crocheted by Hilde Ayres and come in two colors to compliment any wardrobe.
Just Be Kind Café donated a second gift certificate for a dozen delicious cupcakes. You can bid on this one or #44. Heck, you can bid on both!
Bidding begins on Friday morning at 6 AM. You can bid anytime after that until 9 PM on Sunday, September 13, 2020. At that point, bidding will close and invoices will be sent. Winning bidders can pick up their item on Saturday, September 19 at the farmers’ market between 8 AM and noon. Payment must be received prior to items being released.
Bidding will begin on Friday, September 11 at 6 AM!
If you’re mourning the loss of summer or celebrating the arrival of fall, this set includes something for everyone, assuming you’re at least 21. The set includes Frontera Pinot Noir, Ava Grace Chardonnay, Jeremiah Weed Whiskey, Jack Daniels Whiskey with St. Louis Blues glasses, SKYY Barcraft White Sangria, and 2 bottles of SKYY Barcraft Watermelon Fresca. Let’s celebrate!
The wood used to construct this walnut and oak cutting board was harvested from fallen trees near Cape Girardeau, Missouri. It was constructed with food-safe adhesives and finished with a food-grade butcher finish. Donated by Ortmann Woodcraft, it might make a wonderful charcuterie tray for when we can start having gatherings again! The board measures 8″ by 10″.
This $50 gift certificate to Pasta House in Festus might be a great get-out-of-jail free card. If you’re wondering who needs a get-out-of-jail free card…well, you know who you are.
Just Be Kind Café has donated a gift certificate for a dozen scrumptious cupcakes. The winner of these gets to be the hero of the party.
Avoid wearing a hat! This basket contains shampoo, a great cream rinse, a brush, mirror, shower cap, and hair ties…everything you need for a good hair day.
This cute sign was designed by Little Red Wagon Designs and donated by First State Community Bank. The sign is 9.5″ by 32″.
This brand new wheel barrel comes equipped with enough beer for a barn raising. There’s a case each of Budwesier, Michelob Ultra, Shock Top, and Bud Lite. Old ratty gloves and used hoe are not included.
This large, reversible University of Missouri polar fleece blanket comes with two MU cloth masks and were made by one of our market vendors: Flutter Bites. It might make a great care package to send to your recent grad who has moved on to Mizzou.
Check out this cute checkered rag wreath and pumpkin centerpiece. These two items were made by Flutter Bites and are just right for everyday use or those ocassions when it becomes necessary to say, “Bless their heart.”
This handmade baby blanket measures about 26″ square and was lovingly made by Hilde Ayres. It might be the perfect item for someone expecting a pandemic baby. That stay-at-home order was long.