Missouri’s Director of Agriculture Dr. Jon Hagler named the Fair Grove Farmers' Market the state's best in 2012 - an honor awarded each year to a farmers' market that sets the example of adding value to their communities and connecting farmers to consumers through fresh, local foods. The Fair Grove Farmers' Market was applauded for its youth programs, educational outreach and producer development efforts.
Located under a pavilion at the historic Wommack Mill in downtown Fair Grove, the market is in its thirteenth season this year. The market is open Wednesdays, from 3:00 until 6:30 p.m. It is a "growers only" market, meaning that all goods sold (including crafts) are required to be produced by the vendor presenting them.
This is the second award for the Fair Grove Farmers’ Market; it was also Missouri’s 2010 Farmers’ Market of the Year. The market is co-managed by Deb VanBenthusen and Brad Gray.
There are currently more than 220 farmers’ markets on Missouri’s Farmers’ Market Map.