Beautiful Day for the Market


Schlafly Farmers Market
at the Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Ave in Maplewood
Wednesday, August 30, 4pm-7pm

It is a gorgeous day and I am still getting a few vendor replies trickling in this morning. We have an eclectic variety of vendors with us today.

Dan with Blue Heron Orchard is back for the season. Dan will be bringing certified organic apples. The varieties are Gala, Freedom, JonaFree, and Empire. He will also have cider, habernero vinegar and apple butter, heirloom tomatoes, peppers and garlic.

Ringhausen Orchard will also be continuing throughout the season. Joe and his family have been coming with a variety of apples, plums and pears. There may still be a few blackberries. The Ringhausen cider has also been a favorite.

Rosalie of Grand Army Farm will be coming to the market today. Grand Army Farm duck eggs are always a hit. Rosalie also raises angora rabbits and will be bringing yarns as well as fiber crafts. She usually had a variety of pastured meats to offer’ chicken, quail and rabbit may be available today.

Have you tried SudAmerica’s savory South American and special Peruvian empandas? They are delicious.

Tamale Man uses a variety of local ingredients to create their delicious, fresh, tamales. Try their pork, chicken, vegetarian and vegan tamales. And ask for a few frozen tamales to take home.

Dawn of Vicini Pasta got rained on hard during her very first visit to market a few weeks ago. Please come visit her and welcome her during this lovely market day.  Dawn has a variety of handmade fresh pastas and sauces for you to enjoy.

Rosy Buck Farm will be bringing a lot of purple green beans, tomatoes, sprouts, basil, Flower Hill farm flowers and whatever their garden bounty produces today.

Not all vendors send me their list, but I know that Farrar Out Farms will have pastured meats, eggs and organically grown produce. Ivan will have figs and a variety of unique tomatoes, peppers and eggplant. Eckenfels will have a variety of meats and eggs. Ishaya Farm will be bringing kale chips, produce and preserves. Larder and Cupboard will have cheese, housemade butter, fruit crisp, boiled cider. Biver will have a vast assortment of organically grown produce. Mary Ellen of Weidner Farm has local, raw honey and leeks. Three Rivers Community Farm,  Buila Family Farm, Millers Organics will have a variety of local, seasonal, fresh produce. El Chico Bakery has delicious fruit filled empanadas, giant cookies and other traditional Mexican pastries. And Alex of Red Guitar will be bringing his artisan, wood fired, sourdough breads.  Pawtastic Dog Treats, The Earring Lady, and One Eye Blind Woodworks wil be rounding out the vendor list today.

Please come visit the market and support the vendors. Enjoy live music by the Wayward Mountaineers and complementary beer samples at the market tent. Ally our gardener will be giving a tomato seed saving lesson today. Lots going on. You won’t want to miss.

See you at the market
René

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