Just because you're wearing your cozy slippers and winter is around the corner doesn't mean that you can't still enjoy your local farmers' market. Many area markets are open for limited winter dates as well. While some of the vendors that sell during the summer also make appearances at the winter markets, it's best to check with the individual market if you're hoping to purchase from a specific farm or supplier.
Check out the following markets to buy produce, baked goods, meats and holiday bits and baubles.
St. Louis Community Farmers' Market at St. John's Episcopal Church (3664 Arsenal Street): 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month, Nov.-Apr.
The Ferguson Vine Market at St. Stephen's (33 North Clay Avenue at Darst Road, Ferguson):
9-11:30 a.m. on the third Saturday of the month, Nov.- Apr.
Maplewood Farmers' Market at Schlafly Bottleworks (7260 Southwest Avenue, Maplewood): 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, November 19; Saturday, December 17; Saturday, January 28, 2012; Saturday, February 25, 2012; and Saturday, March 31, 2012.
Clayton Winter Farmers' Market and Bazaar at the Center of Clayton (50 Gay Avenue, Clayton) 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, December 3.
Soulard Farmers' Market (730 Carroll Street): 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 6 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, year-round.