The Market Vendors will be on the patio and in the Crown room. Please make sure to walk through and visit with each vendor. We have quite a nice variety of local produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, honey, artisan wares and more. Market hours are 8am-1pm. The Schlafly Bottleworks team has put together and nice winter breakfast and brunch menu. Get a bite to eat and enjoy the farmers market.
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday. I did. My Farrar Out Farms turkey got spatch cocked and roasted with fresh herbs. The leftovers have made an absolutely delicious pan of turkey pot pie and a large pot of turkey wild rice soup. I have been enjoying lots of late fall and winter produce, jars of homemade veggie soup that we have pressured canned and homemade spinach dip made with the wintery spinach that is now available.
I hope all of you have marked your calendars for the Schlafly Holiday and Winter market dates. Of course we have the one tomorrow and then the next one will be Saturday December 17th. The 4th Saturdays of January, February and March we will also have winter markets.
As the new market manager I am in the position of learning the former ways, carrying on the successes of this market as well incorporating new ideas, creativity, passions and experiences that I have in order to bring the market into a new place of commerce and relationship building. The holiday and winter market has been a nice transition. I have been able to support and extend my time with many of the vendors that I have created a relationship with during the regular season and I have met many local and talented artisans that have been included in these post season markets. I have also created some new relationships with vendors that hope to join us for next season!
Here is a list of vendors that will be at the market on December 3rd….the list always continues to evolve up until the last minute.
Alpaca’s of Troy– meat and fiber, fiber crafts
Baetje Artisan Goat Cheese
Blue Heron Orchards-certified organic apples, cider and artisan butters, jellys, spreads
Buila Family Farms– a variety of local produce
Cakes Metal Whimsies-artisan metal works
Cham Bakery-locally made pita bread, dips and baked goods
delCarmen traditional Cuban black beans
Eckenfels-a variety of locally produced meats
Farrar Out Farms-a variety of locally produced meats (including lamb)
Flower Hill Farms-potted indoor bulbs and flowers
Grandma’s Nuts– a unique variety of nuts and nut mixes
Ivan’s Fig Farm– a variety of local produce and NEW! Bulgarian Yogurt (made with the orignal Bulgarian Lactobacilus Bulgaricus strain)
Kakao-locally crafted, handmade confections
Larder and Cupboard– locally crafted, artisan, culinary creations
LifePack- locally roasted coffee
LoopDeLoo-handmade crocheted items
Ludwig Creamery-locally produced cow’s milk cheeses
Millers Organics-a variety of local produce and plants
Newberry’s-locally handcrafted, artisan wood crafts
Nauvoo Glassworks-handmade, artisan glasswork
Ozark Forest-locally cultivated mushrooms and unique mushroom culinary products
Red Guitar– artisan sourdough Miche and baguettes
ReNu– locally created, handmade bodycare products
Ringhausen Orchards-cider, apples, apple butter and more
River Hills Homestead– a variety of locally grown produce
Rosy Buck– eggs and local produce
Ruby’s Secret Stash-handmade jewelry and accessories
Seed Geeks-nonGMO seeds, a variety of flavors of spun honey, honey as well as handmade soaps
**Sprouted Designs-a variety of handmade, original screen printed, functional items (towels, totes, kids clothes and more)
Sucrose-a variety of locally made, artisan baked goods
Sunflower Savannah– a variety of local produce, jams, jellies, salsas, pecans and more
The Tamale Man-locally made, fresh to order tamales (pork, chicken, veggie), sauces (and usually an agua fresca)
Three Rivers Farm-a variety of local produce
Trail Lodge Tea-a unique variety of locally blended teas and tea accessories