William and Mary Alice Stokes, owners and operators of Isbell Valley Quality Produce, started their farm in Osage County in 1997. Since then, they have been vendors at Columbia Farmers Market, selling tasty gooseberries, rhubarb, asparagus, and blueberries to a loyal base of customers.
They chose to sell at Columbia Farmers Market because it is a large market. “We are able to sell what we grow,” Mary Alice said. “It is very satisfying to us to be a part of the American food producers’ chain. We enjoy the challenge of growing our products and serving our customers.”