Mountain People Organics (MPO) is not your typical farmers’ market, it is a Farmers’ Market, Cottage Kitchen, Market Place and Buying Club all in one. The best part is it’s open year-round for those who seek the best in fresh produce and artisan goods produced locally in the Mother Lode. The focus of Mountain People Organics is on organic, sustainable and natural living as well as to provide an inviting and casual gathering place for the community.
The market is open to anyone that wants to shop but there is also a Buying Club that allows you to pre-order your groceries ahead of time and pick them up all at once. The club membership is $50 per year renewable every January.
Some of the products offered at Mountain People Organics are supplied by:
- Organic Pastures Raw Milk
- Diestel Turkey
- Mother Lode Coffee Roasting Company
- Green Pastures Fermented Cod Liver Oil
- Azure Standard
- GT’s Kombucha
- Reed’s Ginger
- Bob’s Red Mill
- Mt. Rose Herbs
- Albert’s Organics (certified organic)
- Veritable Vegetable (certified organic)
In addition to the Marketplace, or “Farmacy”, MPO offers the “Farmory Plate” where you can dine on menu items such as soup, salad, sandwiches and various baked goods.
Mountain People Organics is open every Wednesday and Saturday from 12 noon to 6pm. Located in Columbia at 10800 Airport Road in the old National Guard Armory building next to the Airport. The building is now dubbed “The Farmory”…get it?