Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Feature in Feast Magazine's September Issue

We are so pleased to announce that Feast Magazine has featured the North City Farmers' Market in it's September issue.  Check out the article with photos below or for an easier to read, condensed online version follow the link here: Online Feast Magazine Article

Thanks so much to the nice folks at Feast Magazine for taking the time to visit the North City Farmers' Market and for helping to spread the word about the market and our fantastic vendors!  For more information about the North City Farmers' Market, keep your eyes on this blog, "like" us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter!

Hope to see you this week and every weekend at the market from 9am-Noon, located at the 2700 block of North 14th St. (across from Crown Candy Kitchen).  As always, in case of rain we will be located in the Old North St. Louis Restoration Group gallery space at 2700 N. 14th St.  

Monday, August 20, 2012

Wack-A-Doo: Saturday, August 25th 2012

Join us this Saturday for a great day at the market!  Not only will many fantastic local vendors be present at the market but we will have a fantastic performance by local legends: Wack-A-Doo and Lindy Hop St. Louis.  If you have not seen these two groups perform before, you do not want to miss this!  In most recent Old North history, Lindy Hop St. Louis provided some very exciting entertainment at the Annual Homegrown Festival and House Tour.  Check out some of the photos from that performance below.

Hope to see you on Saturday for this week's fun market day!  Oh, and be sure to purchase your very own North City Farmers' Market t-shirt at the information booth this week!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Visit us Saturday, August 18th!

Be sure to stop by the North City Farmers' Market this Saturday to enjoy and support local farmers, businesses, and artisans!  We are very excited to announce that students from Folk School St. Louis will be performing performing old-time string band music throughout the morning.  Check out Folk School St. Louis' website (link above) for more information on this very cool local organization whose mission is: " to build community by providing educational programs that promote the learning, teaching, renewal, and perpetuation of traditional music and folk arts".  

We hope to see you there!  As always, the market will operate Saturday from 9am-Noon at Crown Square in Old North St. Louis (across from Crown Candy Kitchen).  In case of rain we will set up in the indoor Old North St. Louis Restoration Group gallery space at 2700 North 14th St.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Vegetapalooza Recap

We at the North City Farmers' Market want to thank everyone who made it out to the market last Saturday for Vegetapalooza, 2012.  There was a fantastic crowd, friendly faces, and lots of fun was had.  In fact, we were so busy on Saturday that our selection of photos is pretty limited from the day.  Let me know if you captured any beauties and would like to share them with the market!

Congratulations to the winners of the "Strange-Vegetable Contest": The Burning Kumquat!  The Burning Kumquat, Washington University's Student-run Farm won for their super freaky Armenian Cucumber (see below).

Congratulations and thanks are also in order for the salsa-making competition.  We had four great entries from local resident Byron (Chipotle Salsa), Homegrown (fresh tomato salsa), Freddie Lee's Ghetto Sauce (oh yeah, baby, there was ghetto sauce in it!), and The Burning Kumquat (fresh garden salsa).  It was a close call; each contestant's salsa was delicious and well appreciated.  In the end, we had a tie.  Byron with his smoky Chipotle Salsa and Jody from Homegrown with her fresh tomato salsa took home the prizes (pies) for their delicious salsas!

It is also important that we acknowledge all those who made Vegetapalooza possible.  From our fantastic vendors who offer a great deal of variety and good cheereach week, to our volunteers who help with all aspects of market operations.  

We must also thank contributing organizations, such as Magic House St. Louis and Gateway Greening for attending the market.  Magic House staff delighted families with the opportunity to decorate silly hats and fun glasses.  Gateway Greening provided demos and starts for children to plant their own ornamental flowers.    Thanks to both organizations for your time and support of the North City Farmers' Market!

Thanks to The Ragged Blade Band for another great performance!  This group really stays strong through the heat of St. Louis summers.  It is always a fun and memorable experience to see them live, so follow them on Facebook and check out the reverbnation link above.

Finally, thanks to all who participated in and donated pies, tarts, or cakes to the pie walk.  I have to say, I was overwhelmed by the generosity of Old North neighbors and business-owners, North City Farmers' Market vendors, and NCFM volunteers.  The pie walk was a great success.  Many people went home smiling with their pie(s) and we were able to raise some money for the market, as well.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart (and from that of the North City Farmers' Market)!

See some more photos of the day below and PLEASE, send us any you took at this year's Vegetapalooza!