Ever since the "competition" arose the number of vendors have dropped off. Too bad these places are competing rather than cooperating.
Good news is they require all growers to be local and do not allow buying & reselling. All products must be of local origin (within a 100 mile radius of the city of Springfield).
This is the oldest and largest grower/producer only market in the entire southwest Missouri area. They don't allow buying and reselling so I am never confused about what I am getting. With easy access and parking, it is always my first choice to find everything I need that is grown locally in season. The friendly atmosphere and helpful vendors make it so much fun to shop here. And the Annual Corn Roast and Soup Harvest Cook off events are don't miss activities for the whole family. I trust the experienced growers and producers there because I know they are producing safe and healthy food for the community.