ST. LOUIS — Farmers market season is here and that means an abundance of fresh, local produce. Makers will flood area parks on the weekends and some during the week.
Ask just about any St. Louisan and they probably have a go-to farmers' market. From Soulard to Tower Grove and smaller neighborhood markets in-between, here is a list to help get you started this farmers' market season, or if you want to explore other options in the St. Louis area.
In Jefferson County, the Arnold Farmers' Market has more than 50 vendors, according to market officials. The 2022 season runs from May through mid-October. You'll find meat, produce, handmade items and more for sale.
Where: Arnold City Park - 2400 Bradley Beach Road
When: 8 a.m. - noon every Saturday
The Arnold Farmers' Market also hosts winter markets, including a Christmas market closer to the holidays.
To learn more about the Arnold Farmers' Market, click here.
Now in its 23rd season, the Belleville Old Town Farmers' Market features local produce, meats and sweet treats.
Where: South Charles Street at E. Main Street
When: Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. - noon through Nov. 6
For more information about the market, click here.
The Be Well Farmers' Market features local growers, artisans, health providers and food trucks. The market's vision "is to provide access to fresh wholesome food to a diverse local food culture while maintaining an authentic space for all people to share community, fresh foods and healthy life styles," according to the website.
Where: 2027 Salisbury St.
When: 10 a.m.–2 p.m. every Saturday through fall
For more information about Be Well Farmers' Market, click here.
Now in its 21st season, the Ferguson Farmers' Market features fresh fruits and veggies, eggs, honey, spices and more delicious discoveries. You'll also find specialty vendors with an array of items like flowers, artwork and soaps, according to the Ferguson Farmers' Market website.
Where: 501 S. Florissant Road
When: May-October, Saturdays 8 a.m. - noon
They also have a winter market that runs from November - April, every third Saturday.
For more information about the Ferguson Farmers' Market, click here.
Since 1997, The Goshen Market has brought the community together in downtown Edwardsville on Saturday mornings for local produce, baked goods and more.
Where: 100 St. Louis Street, Edwardsville, Illinois
When: Saturdays, 8 a.m. - noon until Oct. 15
If you’re driving through the heart of Kirkwood on a weekend morning in the summer, chances are the abundance of flowers and fresh produce will catch your eye. The Kirkwood Farmers’ Market was started in 1976, according to Downtown Kirkwood’s website.
Where: 150 East Argonne Drive
When: April 2 – Oct. 1
- Monday - Friday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Saturdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Sundays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The market also features a pumpkin patch in October and a Christmas Market around the holidays.
For more information about the Kirkwood Farmers' Market, click here.
This "producer only" market boasts offerings from producers within 100 miles of Lake St. Louis. You'll find seasonal produce, flowers, herbs and proteins, along with other options like prepared foods and handmade items.
Where: Meadows Circle Drive, Lake St. Louis
When: April 2 - Oct. 29 2022, Saturdays: 8 a.m. - noon
There's also a new Wednesday evening market in Wentzville every second Wednesday of the month. It runs from 5-8 p.m. at The Wentzville Community Club at 500 W. Main Street.
For more information about both markets, click here.
Across the Mississippi River, you'll find a Friday night market in the village of Millstadt. That's in St. Clair County, Illinois. The evening market features vendors with produce, plants, baked goods, a variety of crafts and more.
Where: Millstadt VFW - 20 Veterans Drive
When: Fridays 3-6 p.m. through October
For more information about the Millstadt Township Farmers' Market, click here.
The One Africa! One Nation! Farmers' Market was started in 2021. They strive to help provide "access to fresh, healthy food to the black community and build the capacity for community commerce among local black farmers and vendors," according to their website.
Where: Gary Brooks Community Garden, 4031 W. Florissant Ave.
When: 10 a.m.–3 p.m. every Saturday through fall
The Healthy Community Market is now in its third year. It features more than 20 vendors from north St. Louis County bringing produce and more.
Where: Zion Travelers Missionary Baptist Church, 351 Chambers Rd.
When: 8 a.m.–noon on the last Saturday of the month May-October
While you might associate farmers’ markets with spring and summer, the historic Soulard Farmers’ Market runs year-round. A variety of vendors can be found in Grand Hall selling fresh produce, meat, cheese, flowers and more, according to the market's website.
When: Wednesday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: 730 Carrol Street in Grand Hall
For more information on vendors, click here.
Enjoy what vendors have to offer plus music and more at this Wednesday evening farmers' market in north St. Louis County. According to a Facebook post, their market opening is delayed and will open June 29.
Where: 11735 Eckert Ln.
When: 4 p.m.–dusk every Wednesday through the growing season
Across the Missouri River you'll find the St. Charles Farmers' Market. Just off Main Street, the St. Charles Farmers' Market operates out of the parking lot of the Foundry Art Centre through Oct. 15, 2022.
Where: 500 North Riverside Drive
When: Saturdays: 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.
For more information about the market, check out their Facebook page by clicking here.
The Tower Grove Farmers’ Market, located in the heart of Tower Grove Park, was started in 2006. The market first featured just 13 vendors a week and grew to more than 60 by 2020, according to their website.
When: Saturdays: April 2 – Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: 4256 Magnolia Ave. The market is just west of Center Cross Drive.
Can’t make it Saturdays? There’s also a weekday market on Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to sunset. That market runs from May 3 to Sept. 27.
Sunday more your jam? The Boulevard Market is Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and it runs from May 1 to Oct. 30. It's located at 1 The Boulevard in Richmond Heights.
For more information, check out the Tower Grove Farmers’ Market website by clicking here.