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FIND YOUR FARMER!

FIND YOUR FARMER!

by martha 0 comments

 

Summertime and the EATIN’ is easy…

…thanks to the dedicated farmers that bring their fresh, locally grown produce right into our neighborhoods.  It couldn’t be any easier to make sustainable food choices with so many fantastic farmers’ markets scattered throughout Greater Saint Louis!  Check out the table below for current information about the local markets.

I personally frequent Soulard, Clayton, Kirkwood, and Webster Groves Farmers’ Markets.

Soulard is special because it is HUGE, has a permanent structure, and is open year-round on Fridays and Saturdays (and Wednesdays and Thursdays May through September).  This is the best market to visit if you’re looking to get all of your groceries from local farmers.  There is an extensive meat and cheese selection, and if you get hungry while you are there you can make a stop for peanuts, donuts, or a full-blown meal.

I go to Clayton Farmers’ Market because there are wonderful fruit stands as well as several quality baked goods vendors.  On top of these typical farmers’ market items, Clayton also lures in the crowd with Straub’s BBQ, Belgian waffles, farm sandwiches and fresh tea and coffee!!!  Take your kids—this time it is socially acceptable for them to be eating as you continue to shop for food…

Kirkwood Farmers’ Market stands out because it is open every day of the week.   And, Saturdays at Kirkwood outdo Saturdays at the other markets thanks to the live music at 10am in June, July, and August.  AND Kirkwood has Tro-Mo (“Tropical Moose Shaved Ice” for those of you who aren’t abbreviation-crazed teens).

Webster Groves Farmers’ Market is truly a community center.  Of course their mission is to promote healthy eating and locally grown foods, but your kids won’t even realize that they are becoming sustainability champions as they enjoy “Kids at the Market” on Thursday nights.

 

 

 

City Name Website Hours Dates Location
Clayton Clayton Farmers' Market www.claytonfarmersmarket.com Saturdays 8:30am to Noon 5/5/12 to 11/3/12 8282 Forsyth Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63105
Ellisville Ellisville Farmers' Market http://ellisvillefarmersmarket.org Thursdays 4pm–7pm May–October Bluebird Park, Ellisville, MO
Ferguson Ferguson Farmers' Market www.fergusonfarmersmarket.com Saturdays 8am to Noon April–October 20 S. Florissant Road, Ferguson, MO 63135
Kirkwood Kirkwood Farmers' Market www.downtownkirkwood.com Mon-Fri: 9am–6pm Saturdays: 8am–5pm Sundays: hours vary April–September 130 E. Jefferson Ave., St. Louis, MO 63122
Maplewood Maplewood Farmers' Market Wednesdays 4pm–7pm April–October 7260 Southwest Ave, St. Louis, MO 63143
Overland Overland Farmers' Market www.overlandfarmersmarket.com Saturdays: 6:30am–1pm Wednesdays: 7:30am–1pm Saturdays: 4/14–10/22 Wednesdays: 6/6–9/26 2500 Block of Woodson Rd., Overland, MO 63114
South St. Louis Tower Grove Farmers' Market www.tgmarket.com Saturdays 8am to Noon 5/3/12 to 11/3/12 Tower Grove Park, just East of the Pool Pavilion
St. Louis North City Farmers' Market northcityfarmersmarket.blogspot.com Saturdays 9am to Noon 6/2/12 to 10/13/12 2700 North 14th Street St. Louis, MO 63106
St. Louis Sappington Farmers' Market www.sappingtonfarmersmarket.com Monday–Saturday: 7am–9pm Sundays: 7am–8pm Year Round 8400 Watson Road, St. Louis, MO 63119
St. Louis Soulard Farmers' Market www.soulardmarket.com Wed&Thurs: 8am–5pm Friday: 7am–5pm Saturdays: 7am–5:30pm Wed/Thurs May–Sept, Fri/Sat All Year 730 Carroll Street St. Louis Missouri 63104
St. Louis Long Acres Farm Thurs, Fri, Sat: 8:30am–5:30pm (Saturday until sell out) Year Round 6600 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63130 (the Loop)
Webster Groves Webster Groves Farmers' Market www.webstergrovesfarmersmarket.com Thursdays 3pm–7pm 5/3/12-10/25/12 South Old Orchard Ave, Webster Groves, MO 63119
Wildwood Wildwood Farmers' Market www.wildwoodfarmersmarket.com Saturdays 8:30am–12:30pm May–October Plaza Dr, Wildwood, MO 63040