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.
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