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Monday, May 6, 2013

Tower Grove Farmers' Market: Scenes from Opening Day

Posted By on Mon, May 6, 2013 at 11:00 AM

It was a damp and chilly opening day for the eighth season of the Tower Grove Farmers' Market (Main Drive & Center Cross Drive, west of the wading pool; 314-771-4410 ), but that didn't stop St. Louisans from showing up to enjoy food, music and the variety of crafts from local artisans.

Crystal Rolfe
  • Crystal Rolfe

Chilly weather and overcast skies didn't scare away the multitudes who flocked to the Tower Grove Farmers' Market for opening day.

Since its opening opening day in 2006, the Tower Grove market has burgeoned in size and range, attracting thousands of visitors each week and featuring vendors who offer fruits and vegetables galore, not to mention specialty items such as hand-spun angora yarn and organically cultivated mushrooms.

Crystal Rolfe
  • Crystal Rolfe

Herbs are a popular early-season offering at farmers' markets everywhere. These are from EarthDance Farms.

Crystal Rolfe
  • Crystal Rolfe

Part of the EarthDance Farms team: Founding director Molly Rockamann with Stephanie Jansing and Matt Lebon.

Crystal Rolfe
  • Crystal Rolfe

Crystal and Eric Stevens of La Vista, a CSA in Godfrey, Illinois, display tomato plants in recycled coffee bags.

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