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Buy Fresh, Buy Local!

Whether you are craving muffins, a homemade cobbler or a healthy work snack, Liberty Berry Farms has just what you need to satisfy your berry cravings.

You can find beautiful berries at Liberty Blueberry Farms, located at 1450 Highway OO outside of Farmington. For decades the farm has been well-known in the area for their berries. Mark and Joy Boyer have owned and operated the farm for the past eight years. They operate it with their sons Luke and Caleb.

Blackberry season is set to begin at the end of July. 

According to organicfacts.net, blackberries are also a good source of amino acids, essential dietary fiber and are believed to have anti-cancer properties.

When the berries are in season, their hours are 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. They take cash and checks.

Keep watching their Facebook page or their web site at http://www.libertyblueberryfarms.com/ for more information on dates and prices.

But if you are looking for berries, you are probably looking for more fresh fruits and vegetables to put on your table.

The Home Gardens Community Market south of Farmington also sells all kinds of fresh vegetables and fruit. They are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

The Mennonite community-operated market is located at 819 Old Fredericktown Road (take Highway OO to Highway DD and watch for signs).

They have cucumbers, onions, new potatoes, green beans, cauliflower, broccoli, squash, zucchini, corn, watermelon, cantaloupe, tomatoes. They also have baked goods, homemade soaps and salves, and leather tack.

Speaking of locally grown, don’t forget to check out our locally produced wines  and brews at Crown Valley, Twin Oaks, Chaumette, Sand Creek, Ste. Genevieve, St. Francois, Cave, Charleville, Papa’s Fruit of the Vine, and Weingarten.

The area has a long history of winemaking beginning with in the 1700s. The French found the soil and climate favorable for winemaking. Not only do the local vineyards produce award-winning wines, they provide beautiful and relaxing scenery for those wanting to unwind after a long work week.

Don’t forget to stop at one of Farmington’s amazing boutiques along the way!

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