After the months of wretched weather the area has endured, what a pleasure it is to think about the coming of farmers’ markets. Here’s the 2008 warm weather schedule for St. Louis and St. Louis County.
Maplewood Farmers Market, 7260 Southwest Ave., in the parking lot of Schlafly Bottleworks, Maplewood. 4-7 p.m., May 7-October 29.
Clayton Farmers Market, 8282 Forsyth Blvd., west of Straub’s, Clayton.www.claytonfarmersmarket.com 8:30 a.m.-1230 p.m. May 24-October 25.
Ferguson Farmers Market, 20 S. Florissant Rd., Ferguson. www.fergusonfarmersmarket.com 8 a.m.-noon May-November.
North City Farmers Market, 14th St. & St. Louis Ave. (Across from Crown Candy Kitchen!). 9 a.m.-1 p.m., June 7-Oct. 25.
Tower Grove Farmers Market, Tower Grove Park west of the wading pool. www.tgmarket.org 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., May 10-Oct 25.
Additionally,Soulard Farmers Market has some local product along with non-local, and particularly on Saturday, is worth a visit, if only for people-watching, although we never leave empty-handed. Kirkwood Farmers Market also has a mix of local and non-local, and now sports Babalu’s Snack Shack, the newest venture from the imaginative and skillful Dana Holland.