What: Tower Grove Farmers Market
When: Saturdays, 8am – 12:30pm, April 14 – November 10, 2018
Where: Tower Grove Park, 4256 Magnolia Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110
Dog policy: Super dog friendly
This was one of the best markets we’ve visited all summer! Located in the beautiful Tower Grove Park in St. Louis, the market was bustling with fun activity: the crowd was singing along to the great band, kids (and kids-at-heart) were playing in the modern playgrounds surrounded by the market, the participants of the free yoga class were enjoying the market, and the tennis courts in the park were in full swing.
The market had a fun combination of fresh produce, prepared foods, and artisan crafts. Dang Good Produce had delicious peppers (including Chocolate Peppers) and foraged Pawpaws, a fruit native to North America. The fairytale eggplant from Biver Farms was truly the stuff of dreams!
The food crafters and food artisans at this market took their products to a whole new level! We picked up a bag of Key Lime Coconut granola from Made Fare Co., and we’re loving it! They had a delightfully surprising array of unique flavors, such as Black Pepper Fig, Orange Cacao Nib, and Ginger Snap. We also got some hard to find Mole sauce from Kakao Chocolate, made with 28 natural ingredients (28, wow!). The owners were very welcoming and kind, and their products are some of the most unique and interesting at the market. They offer truffles, fruit pates (these delicious little fruit squares), pecan brittle with bacon, and other confections. We grabbed a beautiful mason jar of spicy pickles from Two Men and a Garden. They are so deliciously spicy!
The amazing farms didn’t stop at produce, Urban Buds City Grown Flowers had some absolutely gorgeous blooms. We’ve seen organic chicken products and eggs at markets, but The Easy Chicken takes the chicken game to a whole new level – they offer small and large home chicken coops, so that you can raise your very own flock of birds. Fresh eggs every week!
In a similar DIY fashion, SeedGeeks sells seeds for growing your own fruits and vegetables. She even offered tips and tricks for planting and growing those seeds.
There was also a great selection of artisanal products including jewelry, ceramics, candles, and soaps. There was a refugee artisan co-op that sells handmade crafts by refugees to support refugees and a weaving collective partnered with the peace corps to make beautiful fabric products, like place mats and table runners.
After the market, we went for a lovely walk around the waterlily ponds in the park. The park is also located a short walk from the Missouri Botanical Garden.After walking around and enjoying Tower Grove Park, we drove the short distance to Forest Park where the St. Louis Zoo and Art Museum are both free to the public. We stopped by the Art Museum, that was filled with ancient art and even several Monet and Matisse paintings. The zoo was also very fun, and we just couldn’t believe it was free to visit!
If you are in the St. Louis area, we highly recommend heading to the Tower Grove Farmers Market!
You can learn more at their website: https://tgfarmersmarket.com/
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