Peas and Carrots, May 25th, 4pm-7pm

Peas and Carrots! That brings to mind a lot of memories and to be quite honest, not pretty or delicious ones. Isn’t it nice these days to have the opportunity to enjoy fresh, seasonal, local, delicious and pretty vegetables?

Each week I email the vendors to confirm their attendance and I give them the opportunity to send me their “produce report”. Many vendors are simply too busy. But I do get some responses. This week the first response included the words LOTS OF ASPARAGUS. The next response was LOTS OF STRAWBERRIES. The third one included lots of STRAWBERRIES and also added CARROTS, SUGAR SNAP PEAS, LETTUCES, SPINACH, KALE, GREEN CABBAGE, KOHLRABI, TURNIPS and SALAD MIX. I know we will also see more beautiful greens, pretty radishes, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, artisan bread, sprouts, mushrooms, plants, seeds and more.

And I will leave the next paragraph up for at least another week. Just to remember and reflect….

I could repeat many of the things I have written over the past few weeks. They still remain on point. The comments about the rain and the weather. The words written about the relationships created at the market and the commitment our vendors have in producing quality, seasonal, local food. I could repeat the importance of supporting the market and share my passion for this work I do. But for now, I will just say Thank You! Thank you to all of the vendors. There would be no market without them. Thank you to the continued support of the customers and the community. The vendors would not be here if you weren’t supporting them. Thank you to Schlafly and their support, commitment and belief in the sustainable, local, food movement.

The market continues to grow and flourish and I continue to look forward to a wonderful season.

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. 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
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- cookies
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
iScream– a unique variety of locally made ice cream treats
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
Patty’s Cheesecakes– a variety of locally created cheesecakes
Riverbend Roots Farm-a variety of local, seasonal produce; we’ve seen a variety of beautiful salad mix, baby chard, spinach and radishes
Seed Geeks– a large variety of non GMO seeds, handmade soaps and a unique variety of local, raw honey “goodness”
STL Sammiches-a variety of sandwiches made with local, seasonal ingredients (not confirmed)
Sucrose– a variety of locally made European style 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
Weidner Farms-local raw honey
Windy Lake Farm- local pastured beef, pork, chicken and eggs

Non Food Vendors this week include-
ReNu Body Solutions
The Sarcastic Nutrion

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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