Food prices are good in the Mokane Market, but do expect to pay to purchase water. Gallon jugs are on a shelf in the front. They will not let you use a faucet to fill your bottle for free. The female co-owner who filled my bottle with less than a quart of tap water charged me $0.90 for it. She was not cordial either. In fact, she was the only person I met during my trek across MO who was not helpful and cordial.
As a backpacker, I stopped quite a few places to get water on the trail. That was the only instance where I was charged for a little tap water. Obviously the store needs to make a profit to stay in business, but I thought the water charge was excessive. My hike on the Katy Trail was great. I met a lot of wonderful people. The Mokane Market was my only disappointment. I’d hike the Katy Trail again, but I’d skip the Mokane Market.
posted Oct 1 2010 4:40PM
- Ed, Naples, FL