Schlafly Farmers Market
at the Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Ave, Maplewood MO
Wednesday, September, 27th, 4pm-7pm
It’s going to be a full market today and it looks like some very mild temperatures. It will be the perfect opportunity to come out and get some fresh, local, seasonal, first of the week produce. As I am talking to the farmers and producers THIS MORNING, yes, this morning, they are still uncertain about some of the veggies they will find when they harvest for market today. That’s how fresh it is! I am smiling!! The conversations have been about the weather and that is why there has been uncertainty the last few weeks. We had cooler temps a few weeks ago and many plants and vines were spent, done, pulled out. The producers start planting for late fall and winter crops and need the space. Producers sometimes go through a lull in production for a few weeks between late summer and early fall. Other producers have hung on to the last of the late summer crops and told me that if it gets warm or stays warm we will continue to have harvest of the summer veggies. Some producers plant a second and third time hoping for certain weather patterns, temperatures and rain in order to keep certain crops going for US!! Today there could still be tomatoes, peppers, maybe corn! Mystery harvest today! There will definitely be greens, radishes, fall squash, apples and early fall crops. We are still in the best of two seasons’ mode. Enjoy it while it’s still here.
It’s the week of apple cider. The Ringhausen’s and Blue Heron will have their ciders at the market today. Grand Army Farm will have the unique variety of eggs (chicken, duck, quail and maybe goose) as well as some unique meat cuts (rabbit, quail, chicken among them). Estie of delCarmen is bringing her delicious, nutritious, traditional Cuban black beans (soups, dips, hummus). Ozark Forest Mushrooms are coming with a huge array of locally cultivated mushrooms and mushroom products. Vincini Pasta is also at the market this week with authentic handmade pastas, sauces and baked goods.
Other vendors today include Ivan’s Fig Farm (fresh figs are still being harvested), James Miller Organics with local produce and fresh cut flowers, Rosy Buck will have sprouts, purple beans, Dickinson pumpkins and a plethora of produce of whatever their garden has grown the last few days. Other purveyors of local, seasonal, super fresh produce are Ishaya Farm, Three Rivers Community Farm, Buila Family Farm, Green Door Farm, Biver Farm, Three Girls and a Tractor. A variety of pastured meats and eggs can be found at the Farrar Out Farm tent (with produce as well), Eckenfels Family Farm, Alpacas of Troy (along with yarn and fiber crafts) and Grand Army.
Baked goods, sweet and savory will be brought by SudAmerica Bakery, El Chico Bakery, Vincini Pasta and perhaps Red Guitar.
Other culinary goodness is brought to you by The Tamale Man, Larder and Cupboard and Weidner Farm (local, raw honey).
Seed Geeks has a beautiful and tasty variety of local, raw honey, spun honey’s including seasonal flavors, nonGMO seeds for your yard and garden as well as a variety of handmade soaps and body care products.
Pawtastic Dog Treats and My Earring Lady finish up the vendor list today.
Live music on the patio today is by the Wayward Mountaineers (Michael and Jill Jonas) and complimentary Schlafly beer samples are at the market tent.
Hope to see you at the market.