Space farmers markets to start working for the season

Space consumers itching to purchase some farm-grown produce and regionally handcrafted objects will quickly have the prospect.

A lot of the 10 farmers markets within the space will open for the season throughout the first week of Might, though the Arnold Famers Market can have a smooth opening from 8 a.m. to midday Saturday, April 29.

The Arnold Farmers Market, positioned close to the doorway of Arnold Metropolis Park on Bradley Seashore Street off Jeffco Boulevard, will maintain its grand opening for a similar time on Saturday, Might 6.

As well as, the De Soto Farmers Market will maintain its annual Tractor Parade, beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 29, close to the market, 520 N. Fundamental St., and can present details about the market that day. Nonetheless, the De Soto Farmers Market is not going to open for the season till Might 6.

The Herculaneum Farmers Market would be the first one in Jefferson County to formally open for the season. Its first market day might be held 3-6 p.m. Tuesday, Might 2, at 776 Joachim Ave.

Two extra Jefferson County markets will open on Might 6 the Cedar Hill Farmers and Distributors Market at 1 Lynn Lane and the Peace Pantry Cedar Hill Farmers and Flea Market at 8100 S. Industrial Drive.

The Hillsboro Farmers Market opens on Might 10 at 200 Bridle Ridge Lane, and the Fenton Neighborhood and Farmers Market will resume operations on Might 18 at 995 Larking Williams Street.

On Sunday, Might 21, the Crystal Metropolis Farmers Market opens for the season at 105 Bailey Street.

The Wildwood Farmers Market begins on Might 27 at 221 Plaza Drive.

The Route 66 Market is not going to function on an everyday schedule in Eureka, however is anticipated to be open on 4 dates in Pacific.

Here’s a have a look at what space markets have in retailer for this season:


The Arnold Famers Market isnt simply opening every week sooner than standard, it additionally will stay open two weeks later.

Markets might be held from 8 a.m. to midday on Saturdays from April 29 via Nov. 11. Previously, the market was held from the primary Saturday in Might to the third Saturday of October, market grasp Teresa Kohut stated.

We discovered we have been slicing our farmers off as a result of they nonetheless had produce to promote, she stated. That simply killed me. We’ve the market to accommodate the rising season, and we discovered the rising season is longer than we initially anticipated.

Kohut stated every market sometimes has 50 distributors and between 1,000 and 1,500 prospects every Saturday.

I really feel blessed to be supported by the town, the Parks Division and (Mayor Ron Counts) and his spouse, Gaye, she stated. That has enabled me to maneuver ahead with the expansion of the market. It’s thrilling.

Kohut stated together with quite a few returning farmers, craft makers and meals distributors, the market will embody new distributors, together with a meals vendor who serves gyros and the return of an oven-baked pizza vendor this season.

She additionally stated there might be a Strawberry Competition on Might 20, Nation Days and a Tractor Present on June 24, a Peach Competition on July 16, a Salsa Competition on Aug. 6, an Apple Competition on Sept. 9 and a Pumpkin Competition on Oct. 21.

It will be an amazing season, stated Kohut, additionally the Arnold Parks and Recreation Departments superintendent. We’ve extra farms approaching, and there might be extra flower distributors this 12 months as nicely.

Kohut stated the market raised $13,655 throughout the 2022 market season for the town.

The Arnold Farmers Market additionally holds winter markets throughout the off months. Kohut stated the town will maintain winter markets on Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Feb. 10 and March 9.

For extra info, name 636-282-6686, electronic mail, go to the market’s web page on or to its Fb web page.

Cedar Hill

Two farmers markets function in Cedar Hill.

The Cedar Hill Farmers and Distributors Market might be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays from Might 6 via Oct. 28 on the Huge River VFW Put up 5331, 1 Lynn Lane.

The Peace Pantry Cedar Hill Farmers and Flea Market might be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the primary and third Saturdays from Might 6 via Oct. 21 at 8100 S. Industrial Drive.

Marilyn Enslow, the Cedar Hill Farmers and Distributors Market supervisor, stated final years market went nice, and she or he is wanting ahead to a different good season.

For many of final 12 months, we had a great bunch of distributors, she stated. We had 20 to 30 distributors each week. We are going to probably common 25 distributors this 12 months.

Enslow stated she is going to probably add a beef vendor and a pork vendor to this years market, which additionally contains distributors who promote eggs, produce, honey, baked items, crafts and a few direct-sale objects.

She stated members of the VFW promote meals throughout every market, and all the cash collected for sales space leases goes to the VFW to help the group and its applications.

I feel will probably be a very good season, Enslow stated. I stay up for having some new distributors and constructing the market.

For extra info, go to the Cedar Hill Farmers and Distributors Market Fb web page or electronic mail

Michaella March, one of many market masters for the Peace Pantry Cedar Hill Farmers and Flea Market, stated the market has in the reduction of to twice a month to accommodate distributors and consumers schedules.

Final 12 months, the final weekend of the month it was extraordinarily sluggish, she stated. This can give distributors an opportunity to refresh their inventory or flow into what they’ve to provide prospects a contemporary look once they are available.

March stated she anticipated having 33 distributors contained in the Peace Pantrys constructing for every market, and there may be room for added distributors to arrange outdoors the constructing.

She stated the primary Saturday of every month will probably be busy due to the Peace Pantrys thrift shops $2 bag sale day.

That’s when prospects could refill a brown paper bag with garments for $2, so there’s a large inflow of shoppers within the thrift retailer and they’re advised concerning the Farmers Market subsequent door, March stated. The primary Saturday is an enormous visitors day.

For extra details about the Peace Pantry Cedar Hill Farmers and Flea Market name 636-285-0934 or go to the markets Fb web page.

Crystal Metropolis

The Crystal Metropolis Farmers Market returns to Grace Presbyterian Church, 105 Bailey Street, for a 3rd season. It will likely be open from 1-5 p.m. on Sundays from Might 21 via Oct. 15, aside from vacation weekends.

Amy Dickemper, who organizes the market, stated sometimes eight to 10 distributors and between 75 and 100 consumers take part in every market.

We hope to develop extra this 12 months, she stated.

Dickemper stated many distributors are anticipated to return to the market this 12 months to promote produce, meats, honey, crops, crafts and baked items. She additionally stated representatives from The Undertaking For His Households, positioned at 721 Mississippi Ave., in Crystal Metropolis, typically come to markets to supply actions for kids and inform prospects about varied neighborhood service alternatives.

To encourage kids who’re highschool age and youthful to check entrepreneurial waters, charges are waived for them to hire spots on the market.

I need to encourage any neighborhood kids who need to come out to promote a craft, produce or no matter, Dickemper stated.

For extra details about the market, electronic mail or go to or the market’s Fb web page.

De Soto

The market, which Get Wholesome De Soto operates, might be held from 8 a.m. to midday on Saturdays from Might 6 via Oct. 28 at 520 N. Fundamental St.

Market supervisor Dawna Watkins stated the Tractor Parade on Saturday, April 29, will give individuals the chance to be taught concerning the EBT (Digital Advantages Switch) program, POP (Energy of Produce) Membership and youngsters market.

We’re enthusiastic about this season, she stated. Our parade theme is Come develop with us. We hope the Farmers Market continues to develop and be a significant a part of the neighborhood.

POP is open to kids between the ages of 4 and 12 and requires registration. The membership supplies actions for kids throughout the market, and every youngster receives $2 to spend on produce at a market.

Youngsters markets might be held the third Saturday of each month, and it permits kids 16 years previous and youthful to promote objects on the market. In an effort to promote throughout the youngsters markets, kids have to attend one orientation class at 1 p.m. April 22 or April 29 or 6 p.m. April 25 on the market.

These applications assist us get youngsters concerned within the Farmers Market so that they learn to be entrepreneurs and so they get a supply for native wholesome meals, Watkins stated.

She stated every market has a median of 20 distributors and greater than 380 consumers.

At 10 a.m. on the primary Saturday of each month space cooks, nutritionists and distributors will present cooking demonstrations within the markets industrial kitchen, she added.

It’s one thing we need to present to indicate the well being advantages of shopping for contemporary produce and displaying individuals all of the issues they will cook dinner that they purchase on the market, Watkins stated.

She stated Get Wholesome De Soto resurfaced asphalt areas close to the kitchen constructing and bandstand space, utilizing funds from a Jefferson Basis grant.

It makes for safer parking areas and a greater floor to observe musical acts carry out, Watkins stated.

The market will maintain its annual farm-to-table fundraising dinner from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 16. Watkins stated the price for the dinner has not been set and might be introduced later throughout the season.

We bought 120 tickets final 12 months, she stated. We want to promote 200 tickets.

For extra details about the market, name 636-543-0966 or go to or the market’s Fb web page.


A farmers market returns to the town of Fenton after a hiatus final 12 months.

The Fenton Neighborhood and Farmers Market might be held on a brand new day and at a brand new location, working from 4-8 p.m. on Thursdays from Might 18 via Sept. 28 on the Meramec Greenway Shelter, 995 Larking Williams Street, on the south fringe of Fenton Metropolis Park. The earlier incarnation was referred to as the Olde Towne Fenton Farmers Markets and was held on Saturdays at 200 Gravois Street.

Market supervisor Laura DeWeese stated there have been two causes to alter the day the market is held.

Distributors who already promote at different markets must be free to promote at our markets, she stated. For consumers, if you’re preparing for the weekend, wouldnt you slightly get your stuff on Thursday night as an alternative of scrambling on Saturday morning?

She additionally stated the brand new location might be good for the market.

It’s stunning, DeWeese stated. There’s extra parking, and there’s a restroom.

DeWeese stated that is her first time working a farmers market, and she or he hopes to have a minimum of 20 distributors each Thursday.

She stated she has been researching the way to function a market, together with networking and promoting the return of the market.

I’ve been very energetic on social media, she stated. I took over the Fb web page and created an Instagram web page. I additionally up to date quite a lot of the web directories and adjusted our location on Google maps and Yelp. I’ve handed out flyers each likelihood I get and joined quite a lot of social media teams that should do with Fenton or native meals sources.

For extra info, name 636-349-8155, electronic mail or go to the Parks and Recreation Division web page at or the market’s Fb web page.


The Herculaneum Farmers Market might be open from 3-6 p.m. on Tuesdays from Might 2 via Sept. 26 at Herculaneum Metropolis Park, 776 Joachim Ave.

Market supervisor Rena Klahs stated the market is not going to be open into October as a result of final 12 months the later markets weren’t as nicely attended.

Usually eight to 10 distributors are at every market, and she or he hopes to develop the variety of distributors who come every week, she stated.

We grew final 12 months, however we did lose a well-liked vendor who opened up her personal store, Klahs stated. It (being a vendor) is an effective technique to achieve expertise earlier than making an enormous dedication of opening a bakery or restaurant.

Klahs stated she is going to ask consumers for his or her opinions concerning the market this season, and she or he is providing an incentive for individuals to share their ideas.

I’ll have a buyer survey out there via the primary month of the season, she stated. I plan to have a drawing throughout the closing market of Might and provides away a certain quantity of market cash the winner will have the ability to spend available in the market.

The market might be arrange in the principle space of the park away from the favored Kades Playground to permit each sights to have loads of area.

I feel it’s very nice, Klahs stated. It’s cooler on the grass than on the gravel close to the playground. We closed a small street close to it, so no vehicles will be on it throughout the market.

Klahs stated the market can have a brand new honey vendor this season with Dales Bees dedicated to being on the market via Might. She additionally stated common returning distributors embody Valley View Gardens, Pierce Century Farm, Sandcrest Haven Farm, PlantsNThingsByChris and Cooking in Gerris Kitchen, who sells Pampered Chef merchandise.

Im very a lot wanting ahead to the season, Klahs stated. I personally will promote crops and issues together with what I usually do. We are going to proceed to attempt to develop and increase.

For extra info name 636-282-8366, electronic mail or go to the market’s Fb web page.


The Hillsboro Farmers Market might be held from 3:30-6 p.m. on Wednesdays from Might 10 via Oct. 18. It’s returning to the Hillsboro R-3 Faculty Districts Bridle Ridge Acres, 200 Bridle Ridge Lane, after making a transfer to that location from the Hillsboro Neighborhood Civic Membership final 12 months.

It went very nicely, market grasp Carmelita Davidson stated. It was simpler for the distributors to arrange on the market, and it was simpler for purchasers to come back to the market as a result of it’s a paved car parking zone as an alternative of gravel.

Davidson stated markets could characteristic as much as 12 distributors, who come from a 75-mile radius. She stated she will not be certain what number of prospects attend every market, however the variety of consumers sometimes is bigger when college is in session.

Through the college 12 months, we’ve got a variety of mother and father and academics come via the market, she stated.

Davidson additionally stated prospects could place orders with distributors throughout markets to select up merchandise on the following weeks market.

That helps the seller know the way a lot product to carry, and it’s handy for the client to have it ready for them on the market, she stated.

Davidson stated there might be a music act acting on the primary day of the market, and there might be new produce distributors at this seasons markets.

She stated she is wanting ahead to having the College of Missouri Extensions Fender Blender Bike at this years market.

It’s a bicycle that you just make smoothies with, Davidson.

For extra info, name 314-650-3830 or 636-262-0725, electronic mail chamberoffice@sbcglobal.internet or go to the market’s Fb web page.

Route 66 Markets

Organizer Erica Trtan stated the Route 66 Markets is not going to have set dates in Eureka at 54 Legends Parkway within the Legends Plaza like up to now, however she hopes to have just a few pop-up markets at that spot throughout the season.

Sadly, with the low turnout final 12 months, we have been unable to draw distributors for a market this 12 months, she stated.

Route 66 Markets will, nonetheless, return to Pacific as a part of the Sundown on the Rails live performance collection this summer time at Pacific Station Plaza, 216 S. First St. The live performance collection and market might be open from 7-10 p.m. June 9, July 14, Aug. 11 and Sept. 8.

I’ve quite a lot of distributors who’re , however the variety of distributors at every live performance will differ, Trtan stated. We’ve distributors who promote produce, jam, honey and tamales and tacos.

We love going to those occasions. We predict it’s a good time. We benefit from the individuals popping out and the music.

For details about Route 66 Markets name 1-888-838-3689, electronic mail or go to the market’s Fb web page. For details about Sundown on the Rails go to the occasions web page at


The Wildwood Farmers Market might be open from 8 a.m. to midday on Saturdays from Might 27 via Oct. 7 at 221 Plaza Drive. A market is not going to be held on Sept. 23 throughout Have a good time Wildwood.

The market sometimes options between 25 and 30 distributors and attracts about 500 consumers, market supervisor Natalie McAvoy stated.

She stated the town is within the planning levels for 2 occasions to be held on the markets this 12 months.

We plan to have a market the place there might be a youngsters part that can embody issues like youngsters yoga, and we need to have a Wildwood enterprise day, McAvoy stated. We havent set dates for these items but, however these dates might be posted on our web site and Fb web page.

McAvoy stated common meals distributors such because the Tamale Man and Yogi Donuts and produce distributors from Farrar Out Farm, Stuart Farm, Rosy Buck Farm and Micro Meadows are anticipated to be on the markets.

Im so excited with the distributors who’re coming again and organizing two new issues, she stated. We’ve been getting higher yearly. We maintain bettering, and that’s nice.

For extra info, name 636-346-3549 or go to the Parks and Recreation Division web page at or the markets Fb web page.

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