Sappington Farmers' Market (8400 Watson Road, Marlbourough; 314-843-7848) announced last week that it will be closing permanently on Friday, August 24. When Gut Check called the market on Friday afternoon, the manager on duty (who asked that his name be withheld) informed us that the official announcement would come Monday morning. A few bare shelves and a sign on the door announcing that the market's hours will change were the only visible indicators that anything was amiss.
Over the weekend, a tipster forwarded to Gut Check an email that Sappington Farmers' Market's owners sent to those on its mailing list. The letter reads as follows: