Opening day started out gorgeous, if a little cloudy. As far as markets go, North City's arguably has the best view in St. Louis nestled between newly restored beautiful brick buildings, with a commanding view of the Gateway Arch.
Many neighbors, young and old, came to buy some fresh goodies. The farmers' market is more than just a place to buy healthy and affordable food, it's also a place to bring the family, hang out, and listen to some local music. Every Saturday is a mini festival.
We also have as many as 20 vendors a week, selling greens, pastries, bread, and flowers. This year we even have seeds and starters from City House Country Mouse, who is new with us this year.
Unfortunately, we had to close a little early. As this photo clearly shows, we got a light drizzling on opening day. In the future, on rainy days, markets will be held inside the Old North St. Louis Restoration Group's office at 2700 North 14th Street, just south of the usual market space.
Day 2, June 14th, was much sunnier and warmer. We even had hula hooping lessons. Energizing Enterprises will be with us every Saturday, selling hula hoops to help you stay fit!
Our local neighborhood coffee shop, La Mancha Coffeehouse, will be selling pastries and beverages every Saturday, as well.
It's been a fun 2 weeks, with 18 more to go! I hope these photos have convinced you to come on down and see what the North City Farmers' Market is all about. And remember, Saturdays 10-1 in Crown Square!