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TowerGroveTowerGroveTowerGrove....by far my favorite. They totally make getting up early on a Saturday worth it. Can't wait until it opens, a week from Saturday. Considering the same people are starting one downtown, that will be worth checking out too. The Maplewood one is really good too, and it's right next to Schlafly, which is always a plus. Soulard is the original St. Louis farmers market, and is usually very good too. Haven't tried the others, but I will have to give them a try this year.
Full area list with details, thanks to STLtoday.com...
ST. LOUIS COUNTY
Clayton Farmers Market
8282 Forsyth Boulevard (west parking lot of Straub's), 314-315-5001, claytonfarmersmarket.com When it's open
8:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays, May 22-Oct. 30 Details
25 to 30 vendors featuring food and food-themed products from Missouri and Illinois. Emphasis on the homegrown, homemade and handcrafted. Tenth season, with a celebration on opening day. Planned activities for the rest of the season include a seed swap and corn-shucking contest.
Ellisville Farmers Market
Bluebird Park, 225 Kiefer Creek Road, Ellisville, 314-435-9445, ellisville.mo.us When it's open
4-7 p.m. Thursdays, May 13-mid-October Details
About 15 vendors selling local produce, honey and prepared vegan and vegetarian foods. Hands-on children's market sponsored by the St. Louis chapter of Slow Food.
Ferguson Farmers Market
20 South Florissant Road (downtown Ferguson), 314-324-4298, fergusonfarmersmarket.com When it's open
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, May 1-Oct. 30 Details
30 to 45 vendors with local fruits and vegetables, farm-fresh eggs, bread and pastries, organic meats, nuts, honey, flowers and plants, plus a wide variety of artwork and crafts. Special events include chef demonstrations, food contests with cash prizes, Shetland Sheep shearing day and a tour of the oldest organic farm in Missouri.
Kirkwood Farmers Market
150 East Argonne Drive, 314-822-0084, kirkwoodjunction.com When it's open
9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, through Sept. 25. Harvest Market 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays in October. Pumpkin Patch 9 a.m.-8 p.m. daily in October. Christmas Market 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily, November-December. Details
Local and broker-supplied produce, plants, flowers, jams and other retail goods. Food stands, including Cafe Manila and Tropical Moose Shaved Ice. Peach Festival, July 17; Dog parade and dog merchandise, Sept. 25.
Maplewood Farmers Market
7260 Southwest Avenue (Schlafly Bottleworks parking lot), 314-241-2337, schlafly.com/market.shtml When it's open
4-7 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 27 Details
15 to 20 vendors featuring fresh produce, local meat, cheese and honey. Live music in Schlafly's outdoor beer garden.
Overland Farmers Market
2500 Woodson Road, Overland, 314-769-6360, overlandfarmersmarket.com When it's open
8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, May 8-Oct. 30 Details
About 10 vendors selling fruits, vegetables and other edible products plus plants.
Market in the Loop (University City)
6655 Delmar Boulevard, University City, 314-863-2418 When it's open
8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday year-round Details
Local and brokered produce.
Webster Groves Farmers Market
South Old Orchard Avenue near Gazebo Park, 314-566-6011, webstergroves.org/farmersmarket When it's open
3-7 p.m. Thursdays, June 3-Oct. 14 Details
25 to 30 vendors from Missouri and Illinois selling local produce, cheese, eggs, poultry, baked goods, flowers and art. Live music and a children's tent; weekly specials from nearby merchants on market day.
Farmers Market of Wildwood
221 Plaza Drive, Wildwood Town Center, Manchester and Taylor roads, 636-458-0136, wildwoodfarmersmarket.com When it's open
8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturdays, May 15-Oct. 9 Details
About 20 vendors selling locally grown produce, baked goods, seafood and arts and crafts. Live music.
ST. LOUIS CITY
Downtown Farmers Market
Locust Street between Eighth and Ninth streets, 314-772-3899, tgmarket.org When it's open
4-7 p.m. Thursdays, June 3-Oct. 28 Details
About 30 vendors selling local produce, baked goods, cured meats, tea, chocolate, other items.
North City Farmers Market
Crown Square, 14th Street and St. Louis Avenue, 314-241-5031, northcityfarmersmarket.org When it's open
9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, June 6-Oct. 31 Details
Produce from Old North St. Louis' garden and other local growers; baked goods; nutrition and cooking demonstrations, activities for children. Parade and festival on opening day; live music weekly.
Soulard Farmers Market
730 Carroll Street (at Seventh Street), St. Louis, 314-622-4180, stlouis.missouri.org/citygov/soulardmarket When it's open
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and 6 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, year-round Details
St. Louis' oldest farmers market. Local and broker-supplied produce; butcher, sausage and seafood stands; baked goods; plants and flowers; a spice and specialty shop; and several flea-market-style fashion and apparel stands. Cooking demonstrations by Soulard's restaurant some Saturdays through October.
Tower Grove Farmers Market and Bazaar
In Tower Grove Park, west of the pool pavilion, 314-772-3899, tgmarket.org When it's open
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, May 8-Oct. 23 (until 2:30 p.m. opening and closing days) Details
Up to 50 vendors selling local produce, meat, eggs and cheese, baked goods, fresh pasta, coffee, crafts and more. Free yoga classes.
Washington University Farmers Market
medical campus, in front of Barnes & Noble about one block south of Euclid and Forest Park avenues When it's open
11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursdays through mid-October (some vendors arrive earlier or stay later) Details
6 or 7 vendors selling locally grown fruits and vegetables and honey. Open to the public.
ST. CHARLES COUNTY
Chandler Hill Farmers Market (Defiance)
Chandler Hill Vineyards, 596 Defiance Road, Defiance, 636-798-2675, chandlervineyards.com When it's open
Noon-4 p.m. Sundays, May 2-Oct. 10 (Except July 4) Details
15 to 20 vendors selling local produce, honey, meats and baked and canned goods. Live music and barbecue.
Foristell Farmers Market
Valley Farms, 1125 Dietrich Road, Foristell, 636-463-1205, valleyfarms.info When it's open
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, June 5-Oct. 31 Details
About 10 vendors with farm meats, produce, eggs, handcrafted games, alpaca fleece, plants, breads and pastas.
O'Fallon Farmers and Artists Market
Parking lot at Rascals Stadium, 900 T.R. Hughes Boulevard, O'Fallon, 636-293-1256, O'Fallon Farmer's and Artist's Market When it's open
7 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 16; 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Wednesdays, June 16-Sept. 1 Details
25 to 35 vendors selling local produce, plants and flowers, herbs, honey, baked goods, jams and jellies, original art and handmade crafts. Free yoga classes at 9 a.m.; live music.
St. Charles Lions Club Farmers Market
300 block of Riverside Drive, St. Charles, 636-723-2412 When it's open
6 a.m.-noon Saturdays, May 15-Oct. 30 Details
15 to 20 vendors selling local fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy products, jams, jellies and more.
Wentzville Farmers Market
East Main Street, downtown Wentzville, 636-327-6914, wentzvillechamber.com/farmers.html When it's open
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, June 5-Sept. 25 Details
15 to 20 vendors. Locally grown produce and local crafts.
Washington Tailgate Market
317 West Main Street, Washington, 636-239-2715, ext. 102 When it's open
8 a.m-2 p.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 18; and 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays, May 5-Oct. 27 Details
About 30 vendors selling vegetables, fruit, flowers, plants, baked goods and crafts. Live music every Saturday.
De Soto Farmers Market
1004 Rock Road (St. Andrews United Methodist Church parking lot), De Soto, 636-586-4570 When it's open
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, May 8-Oct. 23 Details
15 to 30 vendors selling produce, jams, baked goods, eggs, wine and crafts. Autumn Day with apple celebration is Oct. 23.
Pevely Flea Market & Farmers Market
8773 Commercial Boulevard, Pevely, 636-475-3215 When it's open
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through October/end of harvest season Details
Permanent stand from Stuckmeyer's Farm; additional local produce vendors on some weekends (call ahead for selection).
River Hills Market (Silex)
City park, Silex, 1-573-485-7261 When it's open
7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., second and fourth Saturdays of each month through November Details
15 to 20 vendors weekly (more for special events), featuring local produce, live birds and small livestock, as well as crafts, firewood, hay and straw. Fall poultry festival Sept. 11 featuring heritage and ornamental breeds of poultry.
River Hills Market (Troy, Mo.)
Tractor Supply Company, 170 Market Place Drive (Highway 47 west of Highway 61), Troy, 1-573-485-7261 When it's open
8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., first and third Saturdays of each month through September Details
Produce-oriented farmers market with 8 to 12 vendors weekly.
ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY
Farmington Farmers Market
VFW parking lot, 842 East Karsch Boulevard, Farmington, 1-573-756-5876 When it's open
7-11 a.m. Saturdays, now through October; 2-5 p.m. Wednesdays May 12-October (ending date is undecided). Details
10 to 20 vendors selling local produce, honey, eggs, maple syrup and baked goods.
Washington County Farmers Market, Potosi
520 Purcell Drive (Wednesdays) and 102 North Missouri Street (Saturdays), 1-573-438-2164 When it's open
7:30-11 a.m. or until sold out. Wednesdays, July 7-October; Saturdays, June 19-October (ending dates are undecided) Details
About 12 vendors each Saturday; slightly fewer on Wednesdays. Local produce plus pork, honey, pies and cakes. Kickoff event with hot dogs and face-painting on July 7.
St. Louis also has a great selection of Community Supported Agriculture farms to choose from. Search - LocalHarvest
I can't wait for our share of fruits and veggies and eggs to start pouring in! Three more weeks!
I read something in St Louis magazine about a food co-op opening in Old North, does anyone have any info?
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