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Farmers markets and locations

Marshfield Farmers Market

When: Every Friday, April 22 through October, from 3 to 7 p.m.
Where:  Young's Shopping Center parking lot at 900 W. Washington St. in Marshfield, Mo.
Contact: Sue DeWitt, Phone: 417-473-6910, or email, or see Facebook page
Marshfield Farmers Market brochure and vendor registration form (PDF)
Missouri Department of Revenue Form 149: Sales and Use Tax Exemption Certificate (PDF)

Seymour Farmers Market

When: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Saturdays of June 4, June 18, July 2, July 16, July 30, Aug. 13, Aug. 27, and Sept. 3.
Where: Inside parking spots of the Seymour square, except along Highway K. Spots are on a first-come, first-served basis. Vendors must bring their own tables.

Produce auctions and locations

C Highway Produce Auction, State Highway Short P, Seymour, MO

When: The auctions are held Fridays starting April 2 through May, and Tuesdays and Fridays in June, July, August, September and October. Auction start time is 10 a.m.
Where: Go north of Seymour, Mo. on Highway C about 5.5 miles, turn east on Highway P (“Short P”) and go about 1/4 mile. The 60 ft. x 153 ft. open-air auction barn is on the south side of the road.
Terms and Conditions: Sellers that do not grow their own produce or are outside the 50-mile zone need prior approval from the auction board. There is an 11% commission rate, and there will be packaging restrictions to keep the product as uniform as possible. Ask for our packing and Grading Guide. New and used boxes will be available at the auction. Consigners will be assigned permanent numbers, enabling buyers to buy more consistently. Buyers need to have their sales tax number in our file or pay sales tax. New boxes are available at the produce auction. Not responsible for misplaced items.
Contact: Sammy J. M. Schwartz, manager, 4773 Hazelwood Rd, Seymour, MO 65746; or Steve Cantrell, auctioneer, 1056 Homestead Rd, Seymour, MO  65746, Phone: 417-380-0562

Webster County Produce Auction, 801 Berry Road, Seymour, MO

When: The auctions are held Fridays starting April 15 through May, plus Tuesday May 3, then Tuesdays and Fridays June through September, and Fridays through the end of October. Auction start time is 10 a.m.
Where: From eastbound on U.S. Highway 60 from Springfield, take Short Road/Killdeer Road median crossover (at west Seymour city limit sign), turn north, then go back westbound on U.S. 60, 0.3 mile to Berry Road (at Schrable Fertilizer), then north 0.8 mile to auction barn at 801 Berry Road.
             From west Business 60 exit at Seymour (near McDonald's restaurant) go west on U.S. Highway 60 about 2.1 miles to Berry Road (at Schrable Fertilizer), then go north 0.8 mile to auction barn at 801 Berry Road.
Contact: Bob Crump, auctioneer, P.O. Box 575, Seymour, MO  65746. Phone 417-935-4039 or 417-464-4040 or email
Webster County Produce Auction handbill for July-August (PDF)

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