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Saturday Morning at the Kirksville Farmers Market


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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Missouri-Made Gifts for Everyone on Your List

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Christmas time is approaching quickly and as we all know, it starts earlier and earlier every year. “Christmas is the season of joy, of holiday greetings exchanged, of gift-giving, and of families united” – Norman Vincent Peale. Christmas symbolizes many things for many people, and is celebrated with tradition that varies from family to family. But what do you get …

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Shop Simple, Shop Small

Somewhere in Time Gift Registry

Sometimes this season’s cool gifts are like ghosts of Christmas past. They are rarely seen, and yet they linger: a faux fur hat, orange size-12 knitted booties, a portable DVD player, and many other items cluttering the back of the hall closet. Giving great gifts means going beyond just what is “hot” this holiday season, which is both tricky and …

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