The market was named the state's top market for 2012 for its commitment to offering local, fresh food, community outreach and youth programs.
Ag director5 Dr. Jon Hagler made the announcement Thursday, saying in a statement; "The Fair Grove Farmers' Markets exemplifies how to maintain a successful market, offer fresh, locally-grown produce and connect to youth and their community."
Along with the honor comes $1,000 to support the market and its programs, a custom banner proclaiming their award and 500 magnets promoting the market sponsored by the Missouri Farmers' Market Association.
The Fair Grove Farmers' Market is in its thirteenth season this year. The market is open Wednesdays, from 3:00 until 6:30 p.m. It is a "growers only" market.