At Culture Counter, the highly anticipated café and market in Springfield, Missouri, owner and operator Bryce Gott and kitchen and product manager Shawnee Bullette take their pledge to support local businesses seriously.

The pair has curated seasonal produce and other pantry essentials from more than 35 southwest Missouri vendors. Perched on the market’s shelves, products from Date Lady, Grove Salsa Co. and Millsap Farms encourage shoppers to fill up their basket, while tempting aromas simultaneously draw them into the café.

Boasting a green monochromatic color scheme and build-your-own waffle and salad bars, the café is a great place to enjoy breakfast or lunch with the family. After a soft opening early this month, Culture Counter's grand opening is set for March 21.

Culture Counter, 607 S. Pickwick Ave., Springfield, Missouri, 417.861.3287,