Tag Archives: Missouri

Saturday Morning at the Kirksville Farmers Market

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One of my favorite things to do on a Saturday morning in Kirksville is to wander through the local Farmers Market. I love to stop and say hello to Steve and Velda Salt from Green Valley Farm and buy sweet basil and vine-ripened tomatoes. I stroll over to James Hawkins’ booth to buy a pint of the most flavorful home …

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Missouri Farmers Markets: Taste the Rainbow

Jennifer Silverberg/ FEAST Magazine.

It’s the shiny stoplight red of that perfectly ripe tomato. It’s the golden-amber glow of fresh honey. It’s the spring-green shoots of asparagus. It’s the brown-speckled dozen of farm-fresh eggs. The vibrant colors, the delicious variety and don’t forget the tantalizing baked goods. With more than 200 farmers markets across Missouri, reducing the distance from farm to table has never …

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Enjoy Missouri’s Spring Show

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I love springtime with its landscape of greens, yellows, pinks, oranges, purples and reds, not to mention the fragrant whiffs of fresh springtime air greeting me each time I venture outside. Warm breezes, bright sunshine and vibrant pops of color rejuvenate my senses. Yes, one of my favorite times of year has finally sprung! Take it from me, a stroll …

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Live in St. Louis: A Diverse, Arch-Sized Music Scene

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In any given week in St. Louis, there are up to 300 chances to treat your ears to some phenomenal musicianship. Whether it’s Stevie Ray Vaughn-esque shredding in the Soulard neighborhood, cool vocal stylings at a hip suburban bistro, or the joyful jamming of a Grateful Dead tribute band in the Loop, the live music scene is rocking visitors and …

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Missouri Eats: Melo’s Pizzeria

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When Blues City Deli owner Vince “Vinnie” Valenza acquired the building that houses his popular sandwich shop, he and his son Joey immediately started cooking up ideas for how to make use of the adjacent garage. Initially, that meant experimenting with bread baking, but Joey’s newfound passion led to another craft: pizza making. Named after Vinnie’s father and enthusiastic pizzaiolo, …

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Spring Awakens in Missouri Vineyards

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Spring means new life, an awakening, and that is exactly what is happening in the vineyards of Missouri wine country with “bud break”. Bud break is the start of the annual growing cycle for grape vines. It’s the first sign of life in the vineyards after the vines laid dormant through the winter. So, what exactly is bud break? It’s …

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Enjoy the Spring Weather in Jefferson City

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Regardless of the chill still in the air, spring has arrived and that means it’s time to end your hibernation and get outdoors in Jefferson City. There’s nothing quite as charming as the sea of redbud and dogwood trees surrounding our city as warmer weather nears. The streets are busy again while umbrellas begin to pop-up outside our favorite eateries. …

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Everything You Need to Know for Legends of Golf 2016

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From ExploreBranson.com; Photos provided by the Missouri Division of Tourism.  The Missouri Ozarks and Table Rock Lake combine to provide a beautiful backdrop for one of the sporting world’s truly unique events: The Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge.   The third-year Branson area event runs April 20-24, 2016, and features two exciting courses, the jaw-dropping …

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Baseball: A Missouri Tradition

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More than a half-million people packed downtown Kansas City to celebrate the Royals World Series win in 2015, and more than 3 million people visit Busch Stadium annually to see the St. Louis Cardinals play. Yes, it’s safe to say Missouri is a baseball state. So let’s celebrate the start of another season – which means spring has sprung and …

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A Guide to Missouri Wildflowers

Photo courtesy of Missouri State Parks.

Spring is the season of renewal. Breezes are soft and warm. Tiny leaves emerging from awakening trees are a green you only see in this season. Bird song is at full volume. It’s the best time to explore Missouri’s outdoors – especially her forests. With the bluebird sky you’ve waited for all winter, Missouri’s state tree – the dogwood – …

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