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GROW LOCAL. SHOP LOCAL. EAT LOCAL.

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WHAT IS THE EMPIRE MARKET?

The Empire Market is a growing food-centric public market. You might have been to something similar in other cities including Kansas City’s River Market, Soulard Market in St. Louis or Pike Place Market in Seattle. Opening in late April of 2018, the Empire Market has 20-25 vendors each week, all selling items they have made or grown themselves. You won’t find any veggies with stickers here!

The Empire Market is an economic and community centerpiece that strengthens and engages the entire city. A vibrant four-season market where you can find the best of what this area has to offer; produce, meats, cheeses, wine, beer, crafters, artisans and any number of other vendors, set up in a collection of permanent and rotating stalls.

In December of 2016, the Empire District Electric Company donated to the Downtown Joplin Alliance over 33,000 square feet of buildings on 3.34 acres in the center of Joplin. The primary structure, built in 1907, is located at 4th and Railroad. Downtown Joplin Alliance has re-purposed this historic building and its attached 11,000 sqft. garage as the new four-season Empire Market.

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WHERE IS IT AND WHEN CAN I VISIT?

The Empire Market is located at 931 E. 4th Street in Joplin, Missouri. It is open from 10 AM to 3 PM every Saturday. We have convenient parking located in the lot directly East of the Market.

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WHAT CAN YOU FIND AT THE MARKET?

We welcome vendors from up to 150 miles away, bringing you the best of local products. Buying from the Empire Market helps strengthen the local economy by supporting locally grown food. Local food growers and producers prosper by having a marketplace for their products, and residents have access to high quality, nutritious, locally grown foods.

FARMERS & GROWERS

FARMERS & GROWERS

Fresh produce of all types.

LOCAL ARTISANS

LOCAL ARTISANS

Handcrafted local wares.

PREPARED FOODS

PREPARED FOODS

High-quality selection of good things to eat, usually sourced right from the market!

MEATS & PASTURE RAISED

MEATS & PASTURE RAISED

Meats, beef, pork, chicken, and eggs.

BAKED GOODS

BAKED GOODS

Locally baked bread, pies, rolls, and sweets are sure to complete your market experience.

SPECIALTY ITEMS

SPECIALTY ITEMS

Rotating selection of other locally sourced items like spices, beer, wine, and other products for a one-of-a-kind shopping experience!

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

We have many opportunities available for those of you who want to lend a hand and volunteer your time. Click the button below to find out how you can get involved in contributing to the improvement of our community!

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