The annual Columbia Farmers Market Farm to Table is typically held in late July. To be notified when we start selling tickets, please make sure to sign up for our weekly e-newsletter! Tickets will be limited, and usually, sell out in a few days!
Started in 2014, the Columbia Farmers Market began holding an annual Farm to Table Fundraiser Dinner to support market programming. All proceeds go back into the market, helping fund programs such as the “Munch Money” (The Good Food Detective’s club), educational market programming, SNAP Matching programs, etc. The event raises around $10,000 annually, allowing us to offset vendor fees! In addition to raising funds, the event has helped to further connect people to their food and the importance of knowing where it comes from. Each year, over 100 people attend the dinner and take part in celebrating delicious local food and drinks. The dinners, held at Barred Owl Butcher and Table, are made by local chefs and restaurants, donating their time and resources, using local ingredients graciously donated by our market vendors. The dinner is a huge success, bringing together familiar and new faces from our community, celebrating an evening of delectable local food and drinks. Again, none of this would have been possible if it weren’t for the help of the vendors of the Columbia Farmers Market and the mid-Missouri community. Promoting local food is much easier to do when we have the support of organizations, businesses, and individuals in our community.