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Finding and supporting locally-owned retail and service businesses.

Location: Springfield MO
Members: 27
Latest Activity: Jan 17, 2013

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Local Wine at Eastland Farmers Market/Wild Root Grocery

Wines from several local wineries, including Whispering Oaks Vineyard and Winery are available at Eastland Farmer's Market/Wild Root Grocery.  We hope to do some wine tastings soon so you can try…Continue

Tags: Winery, Market, Farmer's, Eastland, Wine

Started by Amy Green Jan 29, 2012.

Speaking of local food and locally owned stores...

Does anyone  know if the Eastland Market has reopened for the season?  Iwas by there a couple of months ago and the owner was kind enough to give me a few produce samples, so I want to be sureto get…Continue

Started by Lois Zerrer Apr 16, 2011.

Local Food Store

I recently stopped by "Home Grown Foods" on my home from work.  I discovered they have extended their hours.  They are now open until 7:00 pm Tuesday through Friday.  With the advebt of daylight…Continue

Started by Lois Zerrer Apr 16, 2011.

Local Wine available at Mama Jean's!

Whispering Oaks Wines are now available at Mama Jean's in Springfield Mo!  Just in time for Valentine's day!  The south location has only has 2 of our wines.  The Campbell location has a greater…Continue

Tags: business, local, Day, Valentine's, wine

Started by Amy Green Feb 8, 2011.

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Comment by Cynarra Goodale on December 16, 2010 at 5:09pm

Is there a list on the WFN site (or any other site, for that matter) of locally owned businesses that sell locally grown/produced food?

Comment by Jonathan Daniel Weeks on September 24, 2010 at 7:13pm
Question: is anybody producing local tobacco products? I'm a smoker, for now, and if I could buy locally produced tobacco I would.
Comment by Amy Green on July 8, 2010 at 8:44pm
I wanted to share about local viticulture. Whispering Oaks Winery and Vineyard is located in Seymour, Missouri and is a member of the Ozark Mountain Wine Trail. Whispering Oaks grows all the grapes used in their products. They also sell grapes/juice to home wine makers, people who make jelly, and other commercial wineries. Why buy wine shipped from the east or west coast when you can buy local from the folks who planted the vines, harvest the grapes and make the wines? The wineries in Missouri use far fewer chemicals and resources since they grow cultivars that are native or hybrids of native grapes. www.WhisperingOaksWinery.com and www.OzarkMountainWineTrail.org.
Comment by Midnight on June 21, 2010 at 6:45pm
I basically wasted $600 by purchasing beef from a local. I was naive enough to buy per pound unprocessed. Supposedly I was going to get various cuts of meat but in the end I ended up with about 50lbs of meat which was mostly hamburger with one or two roasts.

I'm going to be purchasing again but this time I'm looking for someone who is more legit. This time I'm looking for grass fed beef and I'm seeking to purchase already processed and I'm not interested in buying it by weight after it's frozen.

Anyone can steer me towards a legit processor I'd appreciate it. I'm also seeking an affordable meat storage or "locker" to store meat at.

Thanks in advance.
Comment by Brad Richard on June 20, 2010 at 5:42pm
Looking for a list or info on a alternative economy/barter system that may be in the Springfield Area or would like to be involved in creating one! Thanks, Brad :)
Comment by Lois Zerrer on June 13, 2010 at 3:04pm
Welcome to the new members who have joined us this last week. I hope to get some discussion going on local vendors who we can support. Does anyone know anything about the Book Castle on S. Campbell? I have heard them advertising somewhere recently. I used to shop at Well Fed Head --but apparently not enough as they closed their doors about a month ago.

Books are my weakness and I am looking for a source of new books as well as used. New books I have been getting at Borders and have gotten used books at Hooked On Books in the past.

Any other items that folks are looking for that could be purchased from local vendors?

Lois Z
Comment by Bill McCollum on June 13, 2010 at 9:16am
I invite local animal producers to contact us at Ozark Mountain Meats at (417)581-2449 to process your animals. We have been in business since 1960 and have supported local producers since then and now....Thanks!
Comment by Lois Zerrer on May 12, 2010 at 11:30pm
I created this page because I was recently in the market for a new kitchen appliance and wanted to support a local business, if possible. Just like with local food purchases, money spent in local stores will stay local and provide more jobs for local residents. I plan to put up some articles and links to other websites promoting keeping money local when that is feasible. Low prices don't always provide the best opportunity to support our friends and neighbors.
 

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