Don’t Miss the Market

Just a few more weeks remain in our regular market season. Don’t miss the last few opportunities to get your weekly fresh, local, seasonal produce along with meats, cheeses, breads, honey, coffee and more! I hope you will continue to support the vendors and keep our market lively during the last few weeks as it gets a little darker and the fall season really kicks in. They work hard to get everything harvested, cleaned, processed, baked, put together, packed and transported to get it to us each week…let’s show our appreciation and support!

As a reminder, the holiday market dates are set. Saturday November 19th, Saturday December 3rd and December 17th. The hours will be 8am-1pm. We will have market vendors in the Crown Room as well as our heated patio area. Look for local artisans, locally branded food items, cheeses, baked goods, meats, produce and more.

Market begins at 4pm and we request that no purchases are made until the bell rings. The vendors roll in to set up in shifts. Some arrive up to one hour earlier than others and they all need and appreciate the uninterrupted time given to get their space ready for you.  We appreciate your cooperation.

Please take the opportunity to come visit the market and support the vendors.

These are the long days of transition. We are still in the late summer harvest and the beginning of fall produce. The seasonal summer produce is slowly coming to an end. The last tastes of sunshine and hot weather!! And fall is just around the corner. The days are getting shorter. We have apples, cider, pumpkins, ornamental gourds, winter squash as well as late tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and maybe some melons.

We will continue to host 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

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. Visit the website or Facebook page for updates.

After the Market join Slow Food in the Crown Room for SloWednesday
Oct. 12- Island Earth: A Food Fight of Global Consequence
Join Slow Food St. Louis for Island Earth, a feature documentary depicting the struggles and triumphs of people of Hawaii fighting to take back their natural resources from corporations, while exploring what it will really take to “feed the world.” Although Hawaii has a rich history as a self-sufficient agricultural society, Hawaiians now import 90% of their food. Hawaii is also ground zero for the world’s biotech companies, which capitalize on the tropical climate and lax environmental laws to test experimental GMO crops year-round.
Through thought-provoking interviews with the world’s top biologists and farmers, Island Earth exposes the myth that industrial agriculture is the only way of producing food for the world’s growing population, and shows how to take control of our food supply through local farming and native wisdom.

Market Vendors for October 12th include the following-

Alpacas of Troy– alpaca meat, yarn and alpaca fiber items
Baetje Cheese– a variety of locally produced, award winning, artisan goat cheese
Biver Farms– a variety of local, seasonal, certified organic produce
Blue Heron Orchard-certified organic apples, unpastuerized organic cider, applewood smoked fire roasted jalapenos, chestnuts and a variety of unique, farm made apple products
Buila Family Farm-a variety of local, seasonal produce
Eckenfels Family Farm– locally raised, pastured beef and pork cuts, farm fresh eggs
El Chico Bakery– fruit filled emapanadas and cookies
Farrar Out Farm– locally raised, pastured beef, pork and lamb cuts and organically raised produce –taking orders and deposits for holiday turkey
iScream– a unique variety of locally made ice cream treats such as sammiches, and kabobs, including gluten free and dairy free
Ivan-a variety of local, seasonal produce, including fresh figs
Lifepack– a variety of locally roasted, fair trade, organic coffee beans .Visit their blog
Ludwig Farms Creamery– a variety of artisanal cows milk cheeses
Ozark Forest Mushrooms-a variety of locally cultivated mushrooms, some wild foraged edibles, unique mushroom products
Red Guitar– a variety of locally crafted artisan breads
Ringhausen Orchards– Locally grown, seasonal apples and fresh pressed apple cider
Seed Geeks-a large variety of non GMO seeds, handmade soaps and a unique variety of local, raw honey “goodness” including spun honey. Try the CINNAMON flavor!
The Tamale Man– a variety of fresh made tamales, sauces and agua fresca
Three Girls and a Tractor– a variety of local, seasonal produce including a great variety of pumpkins, ornamental gourds, some melons, tomatoes, squash, eggplant and peppers
Three Rivers Community Farm– a variety of local, seasonal produce

Non Food Vendors this week
ReNu Body Essentials

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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