Thursday, September 22, 2016

10 Neighborhood Produce Stands and Markets in St. Louis for Farm-Fresh Food

Posted By on Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 6:22 AM

click to enlarge Farmers market raspberries: Delicious. - SHUTTERSTOCK/VERENA MATTHEW
  • SHUTTERSTOCK/Verena Matthew
  • Farmers market raspberries: Delicious.

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.

ORLANDO'S PRODUCE | PHOTO COURTESY OF ORLANDO'S PRODUCE
  • Orlando's Produce | photo courtesy of Orlando's Produce

Orlando’s Produce
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.

click to enlarge THIES FARM | PHOTO COURTESY OF THIES FARM
  • Thies Farm | photo courtesy of Thies Farm

Thies Farm
Three locations:
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. 
Seasonally local. 
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.

ROGER'S PRODUCE | PHOTO COURTESY ROGER'S PRODUCE
  • Roger's Produce | photo courtesy Roger's Produce
Roger’s Produce
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.

click to enlarge THE FRUIT STAND | PHOTO COURTESY OF THE FRUIT STAND
  • The Fruit Stand | photo courtesy of The Fruit Stand

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.

GOEKE PRODUCE | PHOTO COURTESY OF GOEKE PRODUCE
  • Goeke Produce | photo courtesy of Goeke Produce

Goeke Produce
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.

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