Schlafly Winter Market. Local. Handmade. Homemade. Homegrown.

Schlafly Winter Market
at the Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Avenue in Maplewood, MO
Saturday, January 27th

There’s a really great line-up of vendors for this weekend’s market. January is a restful and regenerative month for many of the produce vendors. There are also quite a few winter conferences for farmers and produce growers during these months. Last weekend I was in Jefferson City attending the annual Missouri Farmers Market Association conference. Missouri still ranks in the top ten of the U.S for the number of farmers markets that we have registered with the Ag Department. The annual conference is a time to rally with other market managers from around the State and share the comraderie, education, support and experiences. I am currently beginning my third year as the President of the Missouri Farmers Market Association and have a great group of board members and officers to work with. At this time I also look forward to beginning my third season as the market manager at the Schlafly Farmers Market. I am always looking for ways to keep the traditions that work and make it a success and balance it with new ideas to implement and make the market better than ever.

The market this weekend  falls on the same day as the Maplewood Sweet Tooth event. It currently looks to be a day with some really moderate winter temperatures. A great day to get out and enjoy the market and Maplewood festivities. Market hours are 9:00am-1:00pm. The Sweet Tooth Tour begins with check in at the Bottleworks around 12:00pm. There’s brunch in the bar at the Bottleworks beginning at 10:00am. Our market vendors also have baked goods, fresh tamales and other ready to eat items for you to enjoy.

We have a couple of new vendors joining us this week. Both are local artisans and both have a heart for stray rescue and feral cats. L’abécédaire makes a variety of quality soy based candles and ClairVoyArts creates fabric  handbags, wallets and clutches. You can find them with the other vendors in the Crown Room.

This is the perfect weekend to pick up some unique treats for your Super Bowl parties and special Valentines gifts. Support local small business and local producers. Enjoy a variety of pastured meats and eggs, artisan cheeses, raw honey, apple butter and more. Larder and Cupboard is returning from the Good Food Awards in San Franciso with first place honors for her preserves. We have a variety of handspun fibers and fiber crafts, handmade soaps, bodycare products and tinctures. Custom blended teas, locally made salsa and pickles, handmade pasta and pasta sauces, traditional Cuban black beans, nut and seed mixes and fresh made tamales. Local artisans and local food items will be spread between the patio and Crown Room. Make sure to enjoy a stroll through the Bottleworks to visit and support all of the market vendors set up.

Our complete vendor list as of this writing is
**On the Patio**
The Tamale Man
Seed Geeks 
Eckenfel’s Farmily 
Ivan’s Fig Farm 
Baetje Artisan Goat Cheese 
Farrar Out Farm 
Grand Army Farm 
del Carmen Black Beans 
Ringhausen Orchard 
Alpacas of Troy 
Ozark Forest Mushrooms 
Weidner Farm 
Jansen Sharpening 
Big Heart Tea 
Forest and Meadow Apothecary 
**In the Crown Room**
Larder and Cupboard
Trail Lodge Tea
Vicini Pasta
Gen Essen Designs
Two Men and a Garden
Dragon Fly Designs
Stellar Batik
Grandma’s Nuts
The Earring Lady
ClairVoy Arts

Thank you for your continued support.
See you at the Market.

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