It’s farmers market season! We have updated our guide for 2018 so you don’t miss out on all the freshness and fun. From the city to the county, the St. Louis region is rich with options and each market has its own vibe. Check our the quick guide below and hope to bump into you at one of the markets soon.
ST. LOUIS CITY FARMER’S MARKETS
TOWER GROVE FARMERS MARKET
Tower Grove Park, west of the pool pavilion, 314-772-3899, TGFM website
When: Saturdays from Mid-April through November, 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
NEW: Mid Week Rush Hour Market Tuesdays 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Details: Launched in 2006, Tower Grover Market has grown to over 70 vendors. Thousands of shoppers attend the market each week. They come for the fresh food and unique wares and stay for the live music, free yoga and QiGong, and to play in beautiful Tower Grove Park.
NORTH CITY FARMERS MARKET
The 2700 block of N. 13th Street in the 13th Street Community Garden – one block from Crown Candy. North City Market Facebook Page
When: Saturdays 9:30 a.m. – noon, May 6 – mid October
Details: Approximately 20 vendors selling produce from the 13th Street Community Garden and other local growers, baked goods, coffee and hand-made items. The market accepts EBT/SNAP and is part of the Double Up Food Bucks program offering double the purchase power, matching up to $25 each week.
SOULARD FARMERS MARKET
730 Carroll Street (at Seventh Street), 314-622-4180, soulardmarket.com
When: Wednesday-Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Details: The area’s oldest farmers market and open year round. Local and broker-supplied produce; butcher, sausage and seafood stands; baked goods; plants and flowers; and a spice and specialty shop.
4260 Manchester Avenue in The Grove neighborhood, 314-833-3811, Midtowncitygreens.org
When: Wednesday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Details: While not an outdoor market, City Greens offers some of the freshest produce in the area from its small storefront on Manchester in the Grove. All produce is purchased wholesale from local farmers and sold at cost by volunteers. Overhead costs are covered by donations and sliding-scale membership fees (free for families with a household income below $30,000 a year). It is a great resource for a neighborhood with few fresh grocery and produce options nearby.
ST. LOUIS COUNTY FARMERS MARKETS
MIDTOWN FARMERS MARKET
6655 Delmar Boulevard (rear lot) in the University City Loop
When: Saturdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m April 28 – November 12
Details: The Saturday morning market offers the typical farmers market fare along with music and the artsy, eclectic atmosphere for which University City is known. Products sold include produce direct from Midwest Farms, goat cheese, grass-fed beef, free-range eggs, Missouri rainbow trout, pork products, maple syrup & honey, baked goods, nuts, coffee, tea, specialty artisan foods, soaps & body care and fine arts & crafts. Live music and kids activities.
KIRKWOOD FARMERS MARKET
150 East Argonne Drive, 314-822-0084, Kirkwood Farmers Market Website
When: April 14 – September 29. Kirkwood Farmers’ Market is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays-Summit Produce from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Don’t forget to stop by Tropical Moose Shaved Iced, open from 12-10 p.m. daily, May 12 through September.)
Details: Local and broker-supplied produce (highest number of local farmers on Saturday mornings), poultry, meat, cheese, plants, flowers, jams and other retail goods. About a dozen bakers and prepared-food vendors. Peach Festival, July 14 and live music most Saturdays.
MAPLEWOOD FARMERS MARKET
7260 Southwest Avenue (Schlafly Bottleworks parking lot), 314-241-2337, schlaflyfarmersmarket.com
When: Wednesdays 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. from April through October. Winter Markets are held one Saturday a month from November through March from 8:30 a.m. – noon.
Details: 30-35 vendors selling local produce and local meat, eggs, cheese, honey and baked goods. Live music in Schlafly’s outdoor beer garden.
FERGUSON FARMERS MARKET
NEW LOCATION: PLAZA 501, 501 S. Florissant Rd., Ferguson MO 63135, 314-324-4298, fergusonfarmersmarket.com
When: Saturdays, 8 a.m. – noon, May – October
Details: Award winning growers-only market, which means all vendors actually grow or produce the products they’re selling. 45+vendors from all over the bi-state area, including farmers, specialty food producers, plant growers, and local artisans sell local produce, farm-fresh eggs, bread and pastries, pasta, organic meats, nuts, honey, flowers and plants, plus a wide variety of artwork and crafts. Prepared-food vendors serve breakfast and lunch. Special events include cooking demonstrations, food contests, farmer sample-fests and live music.