Saturday morning fixture at Camdenton Square in Central Missouri closes for the season.
Part of a favorite Saturday morning ritual of mine (from April - October) is to stop by the Farmer's Market at the Square in Camdenton to look for in-season fruits, vegetables, herbs and plants. And even though we do have other good options at the Lake of the Ozarks, nothing in the area can compare to the quality of fruits and vegetables I find there.
But you know, it's more than just a place to buy stuff. It's a gathering type of place where each week I'm sure to see someone I know who I hadn't seen in months. I guess it's a bit like an outdoor coffee shop - without the coffee!
For me, seeing an empty parking lot at the courthouse on Saturday mornings is as sure a sign of the change of seasons as are cooler days and falling leaves.
(This article originally appeared on my community and real estate blog. Read more at: Farmers Market in Camdenton. )