The Schlafly Winter Farmers Market continues from 8am-1pm on the fourth Saturdays of January, February and March. Enjoy a variety of vendors on the patio as well as in the Bottleworks Crown Room. Meander back and forth through the Schlafly retail area and make sure to visit all of the vendors, inside as well as outside.
The Bottleworks team has put together a nice winter market breakfast and brunch menu (9am-2pm). When the market opens, customers can enjoy a fresh brewed cup of coffee or hot tea from our vendors, Life Pack and Trail Lodge Tea. Breakfast is served in the Bottleworks bar area starting at 9am and continues into the dining room from 11am-2pm. Shop the market and get a bite to eat.
Some of the regular vendors will take a winter break and will start again in the Spring. Many vendors also take these winter months to attend a variety of conferences that are offered here in Missouri and in the Midwest. Most recently some of our vendors have attended the Great Plains Growers Conference, the Missouri Farmers Market Association Conference, the Midwest Organic Association, the Winter Growers, MOSES Organic conferences, as well as others. Conferences and educational opportunities are a way for the vendors to network , learn, stay motivated and inspired. I attend some of these conferences and have really enjoyed learning and networking with farmers and producers.
Many of the vendors are with us year round. You will also meet vendors that are interested in joining us in the coming season are getting their “feet wet” and starting this month or next, preparing for the new season as a regular Schlafly Farmers Market vendor.
This week I am excited to have Sriracha Granada and Eddington Farms join us. Please welcome them as you stop by and visit the other more familiar faces.
Market vendors this week include the following:
Trail Lodge Tea– a unique variety of tea blends and tea accessories
Life Pack– Locally roasted, 100% Arabica bean coffee from Colombia
Sriracha Granada– Our sauce has the same basic flavor profile as other popular sriracha sauces, but with more depth. It is a bit hotter, sweeter, and packs a rousing garlicky kick! Instantly recognizable by its green color, Sriracha Granada, unlike other sriracha sauces, contains no artificial preservatives, colorants or other chemical additives. Sriracha Granada is a healthier alternative to commercial hot sauces.
KaKaO– a variety of local, handcrafted, artisan chocolate confections
Larder and Cupboard-local, housemade butter, preserved lemons and boiled apple cider as well as butcher block conditioner, and fermentation kits
Grandma’s Nuts– locally created nut blends including Valentine Gift Boxes filled with dark chocolate treats, mixtures of all natural nuts, fruits and seeds
FORAI-a unque variety of handmade items made by local refugees
The Earring Lady- a fun and unique variety of handmade earrings (all are $5) with profits donated to cancer research
Eddington Farm-plant starts and pre-orders- Chives, Bachelor Buttons, Kale, Swiss Chard and Rice
Seed Geeks- a variety of nonGMO seeds, honey, spun honey handmade soaps and bodycare products
Buila Family Farm- a variety of seasonal, local produce
The Tamale Man- locally made tamales and sauces- pork, chicken, vegetarian and vegan
Eckenfels-local, pastured pork, beef, chicken and eggs
Baetje Artisan Goat Cheese- a variety of locally made, artisan goat cheese
Farrar Out Farms-local, pastured beef, chicken, pork, lamb, eggs and produce (potatoes and sweet potatoes)
Alpacas of Troy– local, pastured alpaca meat cuts and alpace fibers and fiber crafts
Ludwig Creamery-a variety of locally created cows milk cheese
Grand Army Farm-a unique variety of local, pastured eggs- chicken, duck, quail and TURKEY! Chicken, rabbit, duck and goat meat. Angora fiber and fiber crafted items.
Weidner Farm- locally produced raw honey
Ozark Forest Mushrooms-a variety of locally cultivated mushrooms and artisan mushroom products
delCarmen-locall made tradtional, Cuban style black bean soup, dip and hummus
El Chico Bakery-fruit filled emapandas, cookies and other traditional Mexican baked goods
Ivan’s Fig Farm-New! Bulgarian yogurt made with Lactobacilus bulgaricus and local whole milk. Offering plain, rose and coconut flavors. No sugar added.
Fresh figs are gone until next summer, but try our Fig & Pecan jam – delicious with the plain Bulgarian yogurt, and is also great as an appetizer, for breakfast or an addition to cooking or baking. We also have Arugula, Kale and Radishes. All vegetables are grown in organically certified Fort Vee compost from Vermont.
Try the jarred traditional products such as Apetitka, made with roasted sweet peppers and tomatoes or Kyopoulu, made with roasted eggplant and roasted sweet peppers.