Brian DeSmet

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2014

    Indigogo Campaign Aims to Double Food-Stamp Buying Power at Local Farmers' Markets

    Everyone knows that food stamps (known now as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP) provides monetary assistance to low-income individuals and families to buy groceries. But not everyone may realize that there are now six farmers' markets in St. Louis that accept SNAP cards. There' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Schlafly Farmers' Market Opens for the Season Today

    Locavores, rejoice! The Schlafly Farmers' Market's summer market opens today at Schlafly Bottleworks (7260 Southwest Avenue, Maplewood; 314-241-2337) from 4 to 7 p.m. This market is one of the few Wednesday markets in the area, and it focuses exclusively on locally grown and made products. Gut Chec ... More >>

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    August 11, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Where to Celebrate National Farmers' Market Week

    Holly FannNicola Macpherson and her son Henry at the Maplewood Farmers' Market.​Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that over 1,000 new farmers' markets have popped up around the country since last year, making a total of 7,175 markets operating in the U.S. currently. This n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Free Screening of Truck Farm Tonight at The Bottleworks

    Holly FannBrian DeSmet and his farm on wheels​ Gut Check was disappointed earlier this spring when we found out that the downtown farmers' market was cancelled for the year. Having a famers' market inside city limits in an urban setting is pretty sweet and a great educational opportunity as we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    To Market To Market, Local Farmers' Markets Have Begun!

    Holly FannEarly Spring Carrots at Maplewood Farmers' Market​After months of peeling those gummy little stickers off our produce all winter, we at Gut Check are thrilled that it's finally famers' market season in St. Louis. Most markets are about to open, so it's a great time to get into the h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    Peabody, Wash U. Lock Horns with Man Behind Clean Coal Consortium Parody Website / CC BY-SA 2.0Coal!‚ÄčThe website of the Washington University Consortium for Clean Coal Utilization openly admits to "perpetuating the myth that coal can be used in a clean and sustainable manner," to being a "public relations tool for industry," to advancin ... More >>