July is National Independent Retailer Month – Shop Local at Farmers Markets!

As a homeowner near Eldon, MO, it's important to support local businesses.  And with July being National Independent Retailer Month, this is as good of a time as ever to start!  As your experienced team of real estate agents in Eldon, MO, we are here to point out a few of the perks of living in the area.  Fresh fruit, vegetables, and other products are available at local farmers markets every week in Eldon and the surrounding areas.  This is just one of the perks of living at the Lake of the Ozarks!  Take a look below to find out when and where all the area farmers markets are taking place!

About Independent Retailer Month

During the month of July show your local small businesses how much you appreciate them by shopping local!  According to the Census Bureau and the Small Business Administration, small businesses employ approximately 51 percent of the U.S. non-farm workforce.  Almost ALL of those businesses are independent retailers!  Many owners and operators of the local businesses in your area work very long hours and are dedicated to creating a successful business, both for themselves, but for their customers (their community!) as well.  So, during the month of July, head down to the retail district and get to know your retailers.  You’ll be surprised by what they offer!  If you aren’t sure where to start shopping local, make sure to hit up the local farmers markets!  You can’t miss when getting fresh, local, produce and supporting your local retailers.

Local Farmers Markets: 

Eldon Farmers Market
Where: Rock Island Park, Business Hwy 54, Eldon Missouri 65026
When: May 17th - Sept 27th: Fridays from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm.
Phone: 573-746-0955
Join local farmers and retailers at the Eldon Farmers Market, located at Rock Island Park.  The 2019 Farmers Market is held on Friday nights from 3:00pm - 6:00 pm. For more information on this local market, please visit https://www.facebook.com/farmersmarketofeldon/.

Osage Beach Farmers Market
Where: Osage Beach Outlet Marketplace, 4558 Osage Beach, MO 65065
When: May 4th - Sept. 28th: Saturdays from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Phone: 573-280-3852
At the Osage Beach Farmers Market, you will find fresh foods, grown and raised by local farmers! From seasonal produce to grass-fed meats, eggs, honey, baked goods, and a wide range of hand-crafted items, the market has become a weekly routine for many at the Lake of the Ozarks. All vendors adhere to the Pure Food Pledge, which can be found on their website at http://www.osagebeachfarmersmarket.com.

Camdenton Farmers & Merchants Market
Where: Camden County Courthouse, 1 Court Cr NW, Ste 5, Camdenton, MO 65020
When: May 4th - October 26th: Saturdays from 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Phone: 800-769-1004
Every Saturday morning, from May to October, farmers and merchants sell their local goods on the Camdenton Square and in the Camdenton Courthouse parking lot.  For more information on this local farmers market, please visit https://www.facebook.com/Farmers-Market-in-Camdenton-112904532058542.

Perks of Shopping at a Farmers Market:

  1. Find fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables
  2. Snag the freshest foods - straight from the farmer
  3. Choose organic foods for your family
  4. Meet the farmers who grow/raise your food
  5. Get to know other locals 

Now that you know where to find some local fresh fruit and vegetables, you're ready to participate in National Independent Retailer Month!  Support local farmers and other merchants by purchasing your fresh foods at one of the area's farmers markets.  It's important for locals to get out and take advantage of all the area has to offer - fresh food included!  If you're thinking of relocating to Eldon, MO, or one of the surrounding areas, it's great to get familiar with area happenings to see what you can look forward to after moving.  If you are already a homeowner in the area, it’s a great opportunity to get out during the nice weather and support local businesses.  If you'd like help finding your very own place near Eldon, MO, Devine & Associates would be honored to be a part of your home hunt!

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