Ground cherries, melons, sprouts, spinach, tomatoes, figs. The best of both seasons.

Schlafly Farmers Market
at the Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Ave
in Maplewood, MO
Wednesday, September 20, 2017


We have had a little peek of Indian Summer over the last few days. The warmer temps and sunshine will prolong some of the late summer crops. Many producers have pulled out their summer crop vines and plants and have started planting the later fall and hardy cold weather crops. Soon we will have a repeat of the cooler weather veggies. Meanwhile there are still some melons, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and summer squash. We will have the best of both seasons for a bit longer as the fall squash, apples, pears and greens appear on our producer’s tables.

Each week I ask the market vendors to send me what they are bringing to market. Some of the vendors have very little internet and computer access, others are quite busy, some don’t know until the morning of and a few will send me a list.

This week’s vendors are below and  listed with descriptions of what they will have today. Sometimes the list changes by market time.

This week Rosy Buck will have Dickinson Pumpkins, radish pods, sprouts, tomatoes and whatever else they find in the gardens this morning. The Dickinson pumpkins are quite beautiful and I may have to get one in the next week or so. I have been putting Rosy Buck sprouts on everything over the last few weeks.

SudAmerica Bakery is returning this week. Baby Elizabeth was born. Mama and baby are doing well. Enjoy a variety of savory empanadas and alfajores today.

Larder and Cupboard continues to bring Ludwig Creamery cheeses as well as housemade salted, candied lemon peels, gingered candied orange peels, grapefruit, pear and apple fruit crisps, house made butter and a limited supply of a new preserve made with Destihl Synchpathic Apricot Sour Beer and nectarines.

The Tamale Man has homemade tamales (with lots of local, seasonal ingredients) served hot and ready to eat and frozen to take home. They will also have their delicious, made from scratch, dairy free horchata.

Three Rivers Community Farm has been harvesting some new crops of spinach, salad mix and sweet potatoes.

Farrar Out Farms is currently taking orders (and deposits) for holiday turkeys. You will find pastured beef, chicken, pork and eggs as well as some organically grown, seasonal produce.

Ishaya Farm will have a variety of winter squash (I have enjoyed the butternut and spaghetti squash), ground cherries, summer squash, jams and jellies.

I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Buila Family, Ivan, Three Girls and a Tractor, Biver Farm, the Ringhausen’s and Weidner Farm will have a great variety of fresh, locally grown, seasonal produce, figs, raw honey and apple cider available today.

The Eckenfel family will have a variety of pastured meat cuts and eggs.

Alpacas of Troy will be bringing a variety of pastured meats which should include alpaca, goat and pork. They will also have an assortment of hand spun and dyed fibers as well as fiber crafts. I have been using their dryer balls for two years.

Alex of Red Guitar will have a case full of wood oven baked artisan, sourdough breads including Miche, focaccia and baguettes.

Stop by Trail Lodge Tea today and pick up some unique hand blended tea varieties. Annette used many fair trade teas and also donates to some non for profit organizations through some of her tea sales. I have enjoyed the Sea Turtle tea for a few years.

El Chico has a great variety of fruit filled empanadas, giant cookies and traditional Mexican pastries. Oscar always brings a great smile!

Baetje artisan goat cheese! A variety of fresh Coeur de la Crème goat cheeses (including some limited, seasonal flavors), maybe some feta as well as award winning, aged goat cheeses such as Bloomsdale and Coeur du Clos.

Seed Geeks has a variety of nonGMO seeds for your home garden, a variety of spun honey flavors, raw honey and handmade soaps.

Our non-human food vendor today is EmmiLu’s Barkery. Janet creates extremely cute, hand decorated, uniquely themed dog treats!

Live Music on the patio today by Thom Pallozola. Complimentary Schlafly beer samples under the market tent.

See you at the market.




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