Branson Farmers Markets

To some, the tastes of summer include ice cream, lemonade and barbeque. But here in the Ozarks, the taste of summer means homegrown tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, lettuce and peppers from a Branson Farmers Market.

Because not everyone has the space or skill to grow their own vegetables, Branson Farmers markets allow all residents and visitors to have access to fresh produce. College of the Ozarks, Branson Landing and Shepherd of the Hills proudly hosts farmers markets during the late spring, summer and early fall months.

College of the Ozarks

Open during specific times and months throughout the year, College of the Ozarks' famers market provides the community with a variety of homegrown vegetables, homemade breads, fresh milk, prime beef cuts, annual and perennial blooms and student-made jams, jellies, fruitcakes, pottery and stained-glass crafts. Located in the sale barn across from the W. Alton Jones Milking Parlor on the College of the Ozarks' campus, the farmers market offers various fruits and vegetables throughout the season. The season starts out with early harvested offerings such as sugar snap peas, kale, green onions, mustard greens, broccoli and lettuce. Later comes prime summer produce such as tomatoes, green beans, corn and cucumbers. By summer's end, the market features pumpkins, applies garlics and mums.

Students at the College of the Ozarks work to defray the cost of their education, and the college's one-acre garden is just one of many ways their work also teaches them valuable life skills. The students even lead free garden and dairy tours and give live demonstrations of recipes using the fresh produce. Call College of the Ozarks at (417) 334-6411 to learn more about farmers market, tours and live demonstrations dates and times. 

Branson Farmer's Market of the Ozarks at Branson Landing

Conveniently located in the Branson Landing's south parking lot near the Lake Taneycomo Bridge, the Branson Farmer's Market of the Ozarks at Branson Landing is open late April through early October on Tuesday evenings. Visitors can choose from a variety of locally-grown and handmade products. Homegrown produce includes strawberries, peppers, zucchini, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, peaches, green beans, apples, lettuces and a host of other various fruits and vegetables.

But the fun doesn't end there. Market visitors can enjoy a balloon artist, henna tattoo artist and music while they browse a selection of fall decorations such as pumpkins and mums, farm-fresh eggs and seafood, as well as handmade soaps, candles, jellies, candies and baked goods. 

Shepherd of the Hills

Branson's newest farmers market is presented by one of Branson's most historical properties. The Shepherd of the Hills Homestead helped place Branson on the map at the beginning on the 20th century. Today, the homestead offers a timeless play, thrilling outdoor adventures, yummy restaurants, and year-round family fun.

From May to October, the front entrance of Shepherd of the Hills Homestead is transformed into a paradise of fresh produce and hand-crafted novelty items. Find perfect keepsakes, gifts, and ingredients for dinner at the Farmer's market. You can also dive into sweet treats from Sammy Lane's shop when the weathers hot. 

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