Taste of Osage County was a perfect day in the park!

Don’t know what to say, except thank you to everyone for making the event unforgettable! Sun was shining. Cool breezes and shady trees kept a smile on everyone’s face. The brats and pork burgers disappeared — and honey ice cream was a hit in my book! Artie’s Univibe played for a packed pavilion while a big fire truck, barrel train and horse rides kept the little people engaged. People walked away with bags of produce, handmade foods, crafted goods, and useful information, too. It was an excellent day!


Five more days!

Five more days before Taste of Osage County in Linn City Park! Chance of rain is around 20 percent for the afternoon. Saturday promises to be a nice cool, little overcast day to spend in the park — perfect, right?

Watch for advertising in the Gasconade County Republican and Maries County Advocate newspapers this week — and continuing coverage in the Jefferson City News Tribune and the Osage County Unterrified Democrat. We might even be on the KRCG TV community event announcements!

We are now featuring honey ice cream, new this year from the Honey Ice Cream Company — Missouri homemade! Joe’s Market in Westphalia is providing their own pork burgers and brats, too. They have lots of local fans already.

We have added to the list of people you will meet in the park, so don’t forget your fabric grocery bags:

Doug Edwards — antique and newer chairs; seat weaving
Lavender Produce — vegetables
Simply Scrumptious Cakes & Catering — gooey butter cakes, truffles, local beef
Bubble Empire Soaps — homemade bar and liquid soap, lotions, soaks
Cool Cow Cheese — hand crafted artisan cheese
Debbie Neuner – artisan rock jewelry
Osage County Historical Society — books and information about settlement in the region
Barrel Train — fun for kids
L&L Honey — sweet golden honey in different forms
Locker Potographics – graphic photography
Lori’s Tailoring – fine stitchery
KettleKorn Kids — fresh popped sweet corn
Hummingbird Kitchen — jams, jellies and artisan breads
Malarie’s Crafts & More – handmade bath bombs and salt scrubs
Oh Jenn Snaps – handmade elements for Snaps jewelry
Missouri River Regional Library, Linn Branch – brings you children’s games
Girl Scouts, Missouri Heartland – recruiting
City of Chamois – all about the Missouri River city where Lewis & Clark passed by
Missouri Grown Program – Missouri Department of Agriculture
Central Missouri Community Action – information on free children’s activities
Osage County Anti Drug Community Action Team — information about a drug free community
• Artie’s Univibe — rock and bluegrass music
• Osage County 4-H — providing lots of fun for kids including horse rides, play tattoos and maybe snow cones
• Area police and first responders conducting safety training and demonstrations
• City of Linn providing the park, parking and staffing to support your day in the park
• Legends Bank, Linn, providing the grill for burgers and brats
• St. John’s United Methodist Church providing tables and chairs for staff
• St. George Catholic Church up the road with more fun and food
• Osage County Extension Office bringing workers and cooks to serve you
• Osage County Agritourism Council — any help you need and everything else!


City of Linn Hosting Church picnic and Taste of Osage County!

It’s June — only about 20 days left before Taste of Osage County 2017! Join us for updates and planning June 7, 7 pm, Administration Building, Linn.

BIG NEWS, too! St George Catholic Church parishioners changed their summer picnic date to Saturday, June 24, so they will be just down the street with more good food and other things to do. It seems that The City of Linn will be the place to be for food and fun the entire day.

Join us:
Artie’s Univibe will play from 1 to 3 pm in the pavilion; we’ll have brats and pork burgers for food to eat in the pavilion or on the grass; put your name in for the basket raffle of goods from all vendors; and mostly enjoy all booths with good foods and spirits along shady paths in Linn City Park.



Meeting May 17, 7 pm, Osage County Admin Bldg

Planning for Taste of Osage County 2017 is happening! Come to the meeting next week, May 17, 7 pm, Osage County Admin Building, to talk about promotion — it’s all about the industrious people you will meet there June 24, 1 to 5 pm! About a dozen producers, makers, shakers and purveyors of fun and flavor have signed up. We’ll be talking about bringing people to Linn City Park to meet you. The area surrounded by St. Louis, Rolla, Columbia, Jefferson City and Lake of the Ozarks is the focus of the print and digital advertising plan. We could use your two-cents — and leverage in your own markets.

Following is list of those already committed to a day in the park:
— Bubble Empire Soaps,
— Community Action Team,
— Cool Cow Cheese,
— Doug Edwards seat weaving,
— Hummingbird Kitchen,
— L&L Honey,
— Lavender Produce,
— Locker Photography,
— Lori’s Tailoring,
— Missouri Regional Library, Linn Branch,
— Oh Jenn Snaps,
— Simply Scrumptious Catering, Simply 



Save the date for Taste of Osage County 2017!

Save the date for Taste of Osage County, June 24, 2017, 1 to 5 pm, Linn City Park. We bring producers, makers, shakers, and artisans together for one day in beautiful Linn City Park. Bring your life’s work and tell your story to people from near and far. It’s all about hand grown, hand raised, handmade and brain stormed by all of us in east central Missouri.

The Osage County Agritourism Council, University of Missouri Extension and City of Linn work to advertise in a large region including Columbia, Jefferson City, Rolla and St. Louis. We welcome vendors from in and all around Osage County for a very small fee per table, only $25.

If you would like to be a vendor in the park, contact the Council Taste Coordinator and watch for more information here and