At last, the long-awaited Labor Day weekend is upon us. As you prepare to send summer off in fine style with a final weekend at the lake, a lazy river float, or a barbecue with family and friends, take a detour today and stop off at the Kirkwood Farmers Market (150 East Argonne Drive, Kirkwood). Whatever your holiday plans are, youll find them greatly enhanced by the wares of the market vendors, who peddle locally grown and organic produce, pasture-raised pork and poultry, and other goods from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Youll notice the amazing difference in quality and taste when purchasing fresh food right from the growers. And youll also discover how live music makes shopping far more enjoyable: The market offers Tunes at Ten -- thats 10 a.m. -- every week, and this Saturday the Readus Miller Project (www.thereadusmillerproject.com) plays smooth jazz and soothes your ears. For more information on the market experience, visit www.kirkwoodjunction.com.
Sat., Sept. 1