By Lindsay Toler
By Chad Garrison
By Brett Koshkin
By RFT Staff
By Lindsay Toler
By Riverfront Times
By Danny Wicentowski
By Pete Kotz
News Real, June 1, 2006Growing Pains
The premise that we decided to start a Saturday market whether or not it was a good idea is wrong. We had received almost 1,000 surveys through our Web site (www.tgmarket.org), with 80 percent of respondents saying they preferred Saturday. Now we are up to over 2,000 surveys and the percentages are nearly identical. We developed the market around the demand and then focused on the supply.
Finally, the vendor count was misleading. We have averaged eighteen food vendors each week, of which fourteen are farmers.
We will be working with urban farms in the city to help meet our demand, as well as with other regional farmers to form cooperatives and bring in more first-time market vendors. These new growers will meet quality guidelines; our ultimate goal is to provide healthy, local food that is affordable and accessible to all city residents.
Patrick Horine, market master, Tower Grove Farmers' Market
Letters, June 1, 2006More Monkey Business
I'm actually surprised this attack is coming from the far left, but as the lead vocalist for the group, I challenge Mr. Burleigh to put his lyrics up against my own, and ask him if he really feels that our artistic differences mean more to him than our sharing common political enemies. Oh, and as far as the electric saxophone goes, guilty as charged. But it gets much worse. We also have a violist.
Bryan Simmons, Clayton
Feature, May 25, 2006Roll On
I wish these girls luck finding a venue. I can't wait to see them in next year's national tournament, and I'm looking forward to lacing up in my hometown after I get my degree. Roller derby will never die!
Kate Barnidge, Tucson, Arizona
A to Z, May 11, 2006Ruka Puffery
I enjoy reading spectacular articles like this one about young striving artist in the Lou, especially my longtime friend Puff. Over the years I have seen him become everything and more than he has strived to be. I'm just patiently waiting like so many others to see him reach the status of Nelly or Chingy.
Mark Neal, St. Louis
Rotations, May 11, 2006Pearl Jam Rocks!
Where are the bands today that actually stand for something and just rock? They aren't to be seen at all behind all the whining crybaby sixteen-year-old bands who just lost a girlfriend.
News Real, April 12, 2006Here's to Dan!