Chefs Compete, Univ of MO Extension Program, SloWednesday, Farm Fresh Fare-May 11


Strawberries….more strawberries! More beautiful greens, pretty radishes, tasty spinach, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, a variety of breads and pastries, plants and more.

We are hosting Round 1 of the Chefs Cook Real Challenge at the market this week. Our own Bottleworks Chef KT Ayers will be battling Chef Ryan McDonald of Byrd and Barrel. After the Chefs get a look at their secret ingredient, they will shop at the market to purchase ingredients needed to complete their dish. Market goers will have the opportunity to taste and vote for their favorite dish.

Also, beginning tomorrow we will enjoy our first visit from the University of Missouri Extension Nutrition department. They will be visiting with us throughout the market season sharing information about local, seasonal, food, healthy and nutritious food options, recipes and more. Visit the site Family Nutrition Education Program

After the Market, please join us in the Crown Room for a wonderful SloWednesday program. Meet the farmers and families that have received Slow Food microgrants. Enjoy their stories and testimonies of how the microgrant has enhanced their production and introduced the unique Ark of Taste, biodiversity and variety into our lives.

Join us at the Market, 4pm-7pm. Enjoy live music, complimentary Schlafly beer samples and a great line-up of vendors.

We will try to keep you updated and posted on who will be at the market from week to week. Please stop by each Wednesday, rain or shine, be surprised, enjoy the variety of what’s in season at any given time, create relationships with the folks that grow your food.

Alpacas of Troy– alpaca meat, yarn and alpaca fiber items
Baetje Cheese– Award Winning, Artisan Goat Cheese
Bee Simple– a unique variety of locally grown sprouts and microgreens
Biver Farms– certified organic plants and produce; mostly recently lots of garden plants, herb and flowers
Buila Family Farm- a variety of local, seasonal produce; the last few weeks we have seen a variety of greens, strawberries, asparagus, radishes and more
Cham Bakery-a variety of locally made pita bread and pastries (including Baklava)
Ivan– a variety of local, seasonal produce; perhaps broccoli, greens, kale, chard
Eckenfels Family Farm– locally raised, pastured beef and pork cuts
El Chico Bakery– fruit filled empanadas and cookies
Exquistely Angora/Grand Army Farm– a variety of eggs (perhaps quail, duck, chicken and goose) along with handmade, knitted angora items and fiber
Farrar Out Farm- locally raised, pastured beef, pork and lamb
cuts, organically raised strawberries, local maple syrup
Flower Hill and Rosy Buck Farms– salad mix, sprouts, pea shoots, radishes, eggs, bedding plants, edible flowers, bouquets
Ludwig Farms Creamery– a variety of cows milk cheeses
Ozark Forest Mushrooms- a variety of unique locally cultivated mushrooms, dried mushrooms and other related delicies
Red Guitar-a variety of local artisan breads
Riverbend Roots Farm-a variety of local, seasonal produce; we’ve seen a variety of beautiful salad mix, baby chard, spinach and radishes
SeedGeeks– a large variety of non GMO seeds, handmade soaps and a unique variety of local, raw honey “goodness”
Sucrose– a variety of artisan pastries
Tamale Man-fresh, handmade tamales
Three Rivers Community Farm- a variety of local, seasonal produce; she’s had beautiful lettuces, salad mix, radishes, and a variety of greens

Non Food Vendors this week include-LifePack

Don’t forget to thank Schlafly Bottleworks for sharing the space and supporting the market, local small businesses and family farms. Enjoy a complimentary Schlafly beer sample and live music each week.

Please visit the website, check out the Facebook, Twitter and Instagram market pages. Please “Like”, “Share”, “Retweet” and whatever else you do to make the market shine on social media

Thank you for your support.

See you at the Market,
René Sackett, Market Manager

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