Joplin Empire Market to Host Bees & Blossoms Spring Market Event on May 11

(Joplin, MO)Joplin Empire Market is holding their 3rd Annual Bees & Blossoms Spring Market this coming May!

The event will be held on Saturday, May 11 during normal market hours from 10:00 a to 2:00 pm. Attendees can learn about native bee hotels and take one home to paint and put in their yard while supplies last. The Market will also be giving away large tree and bush seedlings from the Missouri Department of Conservation. These are first come, first serve and are free to take, though small donations would be appreciated. Pollinator Mix pots will also be available for a $10 donation.

Sunflowers will also be available for the kiddos, both to take home and to plant onsite in the pollinator strip at the market. Kids can also take along a Pollinator Scavenger Hunt sheet to help them recognize ways to help the bees that exist all over the region.

Visitors can shop all three market halls with fresh produce, pastured meat, artisan goods, coffee from Cottage Small Coffee Roasters, lemonade and mocktails from Potions & Brews, fried pies, and ready-to-eat food all available. Cinnamon rolls from Farmhouse Bakery are delicious and make for an easy hair style, too. It’s also the perfect place to find a unique Mother’s Day gift.

Lindsay Gagnon, Market Director, says, “Spring is such a fun time to be at the Market, as we have more fresh produce coming in every week, and the community gardens are starting to bloom. Pollinators help make what our farmers do possible and this day is all about them!”

There is no charge for entry into the event.

For more information, please email Lindsay at or call 417.986.3914.

About Downtown Joplin Alliance: 

Downtown Joplin Alliance is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization of the downtown community as a thriving, safe and attractive center of art, history, enterprise, commerce, culture, residence and entertainment. Downtown Joplin is host to many monthly, seasonal, and annual events designed to encourage community involvement and stimulate the local economy.


Lindsay Gagnon, Market Director
Downtown Joplin Alliance

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