St. Louis has been fortunate to host the Soulard Farmers Market since 1779, offering a central location for local farmers to sell their crops, dairy and meats. As the city has expanded, similar regional markets have been established around the metro area, such as the Kirkwood Farmers Market, and others that open once a week, such as in Webster, Tower Grove Park, Maplewood and Ferguson, to name a few.
But the area is rich in produce stands and markets as well. These are open daily and peppered throughout the city. For food lovers who aren’t able to catch a weekly pop up or travel far, these venues offer fresh-from-the-farm produce right around the corner.
7875 Mexico Road, St. Peters
In business more than 25 years.
Open year-round, all local.
Products include: Seasonal produce and flowers, largely from Jefferson City and southern Missouri; also pumpkins in the fall, Christmas trees in the winter.
Hours: Seven days/week; Monday – Saturday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
3200 Greens Bottom Road, St. Charles, 63304 (open year-round)
4215 North Hanley Road, St. Louis, 63121 (closed during the winter)
3120 Creve Coeur Mill Road, St. Louis 63146 (closed during the winter)
In business since 1885.
Products include: 90 percent of products are said to be local, including more than 50 varieties of locally grown seasonal fruits, vegetables and flowers such as tomatoes, watermelon, squash and zucchini at the height of the summer; broccoli, lettuce, winter squash, kale and cabbage in the cool season.
Hours: Seven days/week; Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
625 East Lockwood Avenue, Webster Groves, 63119
Open year-round, seasonally local.
Products include: Produce year-round with homegrown tomatoes, squash, beans, corn, flowers, herbs, plants.
Hours: Seven days/week; Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Fruit Stand
14433 Manchester Road, Ballwin, 63011
Open year-round, seasonally local (75 percent)
In business for twelve years.
Products include: Seasonal and globally-sourced produce, Amish goods, herbs, vegetable and tropical plants, Christmas trees and gifts.
Hours: Seven days/week; Monday – Sunday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
449 Ferdinand Street, Florissant, 63031
Open year-round. Seasonally locally in the summer.
In business more than 50 years; 25 years as a produce stand.
Products include: In the summer, produce from six local farms, plus a full line of globally sourced produce
Hours: Seven days/week; Monday - Saturday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. -6 p.m.
Turn the page for more markets and produce stands, including one in the Grove.
City Greens Market
4260 Manchester Avenue, St. Louis, 63110
Open year-round. In business for seven years. All local.
Products include: A wide variety of produce, meats, dairy and breads from almost 30 local farms and purveyors.
Hours: Six days/week; Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Fonseca’s Home Grown Produce (formerly Koenig's Nursery)
268 Jungermann Road, St. Peters 63376
Open seasonally. In business eleven years. All local.
Products include: Wide variety of vegetables and fruits. Home-grown tomatoes are a specialty. Most produce is grown on site farm in St. Charles. A greenhouse in the spring is open with a huge selection of plants and flowers. Fall pumpkins, gourds and chrysanthemums are also on offer.
Hours: Seven days/week, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; April 1 – November 1
Stuckmeyer's Farm Market
249 Schneider Drive, Fenton, 63026
Open seasonally. In business 32 years. All local.
Products include: Cool weather crops in the spring and fall, such as lettuce, spinach, asparagus, kale, cabbage, red beets, turnips; sweet corn, fifteen varieties of tomatoes (including heirloom), peppers, cucumbers, eggplant, okra, zucchini, sweet potatoes in the summer. The majority of the produce sold is grown on site.
Hours: Seven days/week, Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; March 1 – October 31.
701 Jungermann Road, St. Peters, 63376
Open seasonally. In business almost 20 years. Seasonally local.
Products include: Seasonal local produce in the summer; also local honey, bison, organic pork, jams, salsa, bulk food, fresh bread, local plants, soil, mulch and firewood
Hours: Seven days/week, Monday –Saturday 7 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. ; March 1 – December 23
3663 North Highway 94, St. Charles 63301
Open seasonally. In business for 30 years. All local.
Products include: Farmers market with seasonal produce such as asparagus, strawberries and melon; pick-your-own peaches and blackberries in the summer, pick-your-own apples in the fall; flowers and plants
Hours: April 1 to October 31; 7 days/week 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Editor's note: A previous version of this story contained inaccurate information about Hermans Farm's annual schedule. They are open from April to October. We regret the error.