Moving to a new place for long periods of time, such as college, can be a lot of fun. You get to explore, learn new cultures, make new friends, and even more. You can also start to become homesick. Having been from a smaller town myself, I’ve found that I miss the local businesses I could shop and eat at, as well as my usual spots for hiking and hanging out. This blog is meant to help you gain some knowledge about sustainable businesses and organizations in the Springfield area. Here’s a list of 4 sustainable businesses in Springfield. Enjoy!
1.) MaMa Jean’s Natural Market
Mama Jeans is a full-service natural market and deli that has the intention of bringing local, organic and natural foods to Springfield. They hold annual customer appreciation tasting fairs, where they host dozens of local vendors. This business is 100% women owned, local, and organic! Read more about them using this link!
2.) Farmers’ Market
The Greater Springfield Farmers’ Market at Battlefield Mall has been producing local favorites for the southwest Missouri Community for more than 38 years. Over 75 producers can be found selling fruits, vegetables, herbs, coffee, sweets, skin care products, and more! This Market is year-round rain or shine. Starting April 14th, they will be open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 8:00 am to noon. Learn more about it here!
Lucky’s Market is a grocery store is all about not only being natural and organic, but also being old-fashioned. You can find brand goods, such as Cheerios and Campbell’s as well as 100% raw and vegan options as well. Are you gluten-free? No problem! Lucky’s is working hard to expand their already large selection of gluten-free items. You can find more information, coupons, and even recipes on their website.
Ruby’s Market has been part of the local Springfield community for over 50 years. Their shelves are currently holding over 50 local vendors’ products, including meat, baked goods, dairy, health and beauty, and more. All of these come from Missouri and neighboring states as well. They also host classes where these local vendors can discuss what they make and answer any questions the community may have. They usually have samples there as well! You can find a link to their events and learn more about them using this link.
What are some businesses you know about? Ask around, explore, and share the information! Happy searching!