Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Vendor Profile: Foshunti Fruit Tarts

Who: Fannta Drummer, Owner of Foshunti Fruit Tarts.
What: Vegan fruit tarts and herbal teas.
Where: Foshunti Fruit Tarts is based out of St. Louis, MO.
When: Purchase these delicious snacks at the North City Farmers’ Market every Saturday from 10am-1pm!

Fannta Drummer is a first year vendor at North City Farmers’ Market! Her products include vegan fruit tarts and herbal teas. Her fruit tarts are made with organic ingredients including almond milk and locally grown fruits and her herbal teas include Echinacea which provides medicinal benefits for the immune system. In addition to her healthy products, Fannta also sells her beautiful paintings and artwork. She appreciates the community support from local residents and camaraderie among vendors at the North City Farmers’ Market.

Check out the blog next week for a new vendor profile!

For more information about being a vendor at the North City Farmers’ Market, please email or call 314.241.5031.


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Vendor Profile: WM Farms

Who: Mr. Willie Macklin, Owner of WM Farms.
What: Locally grown fruits and vegetables.
Where: WM Farms is based out of Berkeley, MO.
When: Purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at the Farmers’ Market every Saturday, 10am-1pm!

Mr. Willie Macklin has participated in the North City Farmers’ Market for the past five years. Some of his most popular goods include cucumbers, tomatoes and jalapenos. This winter he plans to harvest honey to sell a next year’s Farmers’ Market. Mr. Macklin enjoys the opportunity to sell his produce at the Farmers’ market but he especially appreciates making his produce affordable for all.

Check out the blog next week for a new vendor profile!

For more information about being a vendor at the North City Farmers’ Market, please email or call 314.241.5031.


New Blog Series "Vendor Profile"

Hello Everyone!!!

The North City Farmers’ Market has been going strong for thirteen weeks now and we are excited for the time remaining! For much of the summer we have enjoyed great musical acts and increasing new customers to the market. We hope to continue this success in September and October.  In addition to changing seasons, we are excited to unveil a new series on our blog site titled “Vendor Profile.”

“Vendor Profile” will be a series of blog posts that specifically describes and informs readers about our wonderful vendors at North City Farmers’ Market. A huge part of our success at the market is due to loyal vendors who contribute to our mission of improving community health in Old North. We hope “Vendor Profile” can provide insightful information about some of the popular merchants while also attracting new customers to the market!

Check out our first “Vendor Profile” which features Mr. Willie Macklin of DM Farms.

Be sure to check out our blog frequently for more updates and new profiles!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Tomato or Tomatoe?

Hi everyone! 

Our kids had a blast this week with our free summer kids' activities! On Wednesday, we partnered up with the Northside Workshop for a fun and easy arts and craft activity. We made planters out of recycled materials. On top of that each child was given a free admission pass to the St. Louis Magic House! What a great way to end the day! I encourage you if you have not already to bring your children out to the festivities! Our last week of activities will be next week. 
If you have any questions, feel free to contact the office (314) 241-5031
On to the tasty things...We've been seeing a lot of red at the market lately. I wonder if anyone knows what I'm talking about. You guessed right. Tomatoes! Yummy. I remember when my grandma would slice me up some fresh tomatoes and sprinkle it with a dash of salt and pepper. I loved it! Then, as I got older and realized that they came in the size of grapes, Oh boy!! 

Check out this tasty Caprese Salad recipe by Rachel Ray

 North City Farmers' Market is EVERY Saturday from 10 AM to 1 PM 
Bring your friends and family! 
FREE Zumba 10-11 AM 
FREE Yoga 11-12 PM 

National Night Out 
Tuesday, August 6th 

Join us in the garden for a fire truck demonstration, bonfire, hot dogs, marshmallow roasting, face painting, water balloon toss, music, and MORE! 

Bring your picnic blankets and chairs, musical instruments, beverages, side dish and beverages

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Old North Neighborhood FREE Kids' Summer Activities

Greetings everyone!

I hope your summer is going fantastic!  Mine surely is. I recently just got back from Nation's capitol, Washington D.C. for my sorority 51'st National Convention and it was soooo much fun! I had a blast, but I was also very busy being that I was the primary representative for my chapter. We pigged out on lots of goodies including a landmark restaurant called Ben's Chili Bowl. However, in the midst of all the chaos and excitement, I honestly could not wait to return! 

Mission: RELAXATION is in full effect this week for me and it will be kicked off with participating in the FREE Yoga class being offered weekly at Old North St. Louis Restoration Group for neighborhood youth. The class will take place from 3:30 to 5 PM every Thursday! This activity is only one of the many activities we will be offering this summer! Check out the schedule below: 

TUESDAYS: Kickball in Jackson Park 
Hadley and North Marker Pl 

WEDNESDAYS: Movies and Art*
Old North St. Louis Restoration Group, 2700 N. 14th Street 3:30 to 5 PM 

Old North St. Louis Restoration Group, 2700 N. 14th Street 3:30 to 5 PM 
FRIDAYS: Sports in Jackson Park 

3:30 to 5 PM 
SATURDAYS: North City Farmers' Market--Whole Family Fun 
2700 Block of 14th Street, 10 am to 1 PM 

*Parents must sign waiver for youth participation at programs taking place at Old North St. Louis Restoration Group 
Waivers will be available at each event and at the Restoration Group any weekday between 9 am and 5 pm 

Like to dance? NEXT WEEK at North City Farmers' Market we will have Zumba from 10 am to 11 am! 

Until next time,


Friday, July 5, 2013

What's Cookin' With Jazmin?--Take 2

Greetings everyone! 

Hope everyone enjoyed their 4th of July holiday! I know I did. I went downtown and watched the fireworks with some friends and pigged out on some tasty barbecue. :-)
The 13th Street Market list of produce keeps getting longer and longer each week! I am happy to say that one of my favorite "fruit snacks" will be featured in this week's market...are you ready?

When I was a little girl, I used to help my grandmother plant in her garden. She had a host of fruits and vegetables! I remember them being so delicious, and her plums were the tastiest. I remember the plum juice running down the side of my face as the sweet and bitter taste tingled on my tongue. They were so amazing! Come out to the North City Farmers' Market this Saturday to grab these jewels! Has there ever been a time when you took a whiff of something or seen something that immediately brought you back to one of your favorite memories? Remember that the best memories are made from the things you least expect. 


Check out this Fresh Fruit with Poppy Seeds recipe from 

Come check out the North City Farmers’ Market
Where: Crown Square, Saint Louis Ave & 14th Street 
When: Every Saturday from June 1st – Oct 12th from 10 am – 1 pm
What: Fresh Produce! Live Music! Fun Kids’ Activities!
See you all soon!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Drinking Green--A Lifestyle Change

Hey everyone! 

     Hope your summer is going swell! So I'm pretty sure a lot of you have gotten hip to the new juicing craze. Honestly, I never thought that I would ever attempt to make a green smoothies until recently researching all of the health benefits and wondrous things they can do for your body! The best part about this recipe is that several of these ingredients will be sold this week at our farmers market. If you are intrigued check out more details here! 

Also check out this Simple Green Smoothie Recipe featured on 
After trying the recipe be sure to post a picture on the North City Farmers' Market Facebook page letting us know if you enjoyed it. 

As always don't forget to stop by the North City Farmers' Market to feed your inner green curiosity!
Where: Crown Square, Saint Louis Ave & 14th Street 
When: Every Saturday from June 1st – Oct 12th from 10 am – 1 pm
What: Fresh Produce! Live Music! Fun Kids’ Activities!
See you all soon!

DISCLAIMER: This site is not meant to replace the advice of any physician. Do not rely upon any information that you read here (or that you obtain through posts, email or links) to replace consultations or advice received by qualified health professionals regarding your own specific situation. The information provided here is intended as educational material only and it should NEVER be construed as medical advice. 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Keep Calm & Turn Up the Music

Introducing the 2013 Market Music Series!

We are excited to announce our 2013 music series for the North City Farmers’ Market which will focus on diverse musical groups that are all locally-based in St. Louis! You can look forward to seeing some of the following acts in June & July (click the name to listen to their music!): LB Johnson, Jamaica Ray, Spirit of the Northside Drumline, Nappy DJ Needles, & Syna So Pro.
Here's the 2013 Music Schedule for the next couple months:

June 15th -- Jamaica Ray
June 22nd -- DJs Andrew & Jeff (of Big Brother Thunder and the Masterblasters)
June 29th -- Spirit of the Northside Drumline
July 13th -- Nappy DJ Needles
July 20th -- Syna So Pro
August 3rd -- Prince Ea
August 10th -- Red Zero

Come dance with us!


Friday, May 31, 2013

What's Cookin' With Jazmin?--Take 1

Hey everyone! My name is Jazmin Richardson. I am the new summer intern with Old North St. Louis Restoration Group. I am studying Nursing at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and will be serving as an  intern with Old North St. Louis Restoration Group for the duration of the summer. My goal this summer is to provide you all with some great nutritious  recipes that can be paired with the produce sold weekly at North City's Farmers Market. I also will be providing healthy living strategies as well. 
A few fun facts about me:
  • I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Golden Girls! It's my favorite show! My favorite character is Sophia because she reminds me so much of my own grandmother. 
  • I'm absolutely in love with Blue Bell Homemade Icecream. It's not sold in St. Louis, so unfortunately me and it will be departed for a while. :-(
  • I once cut my toe running from a fly and had to get 28 stitches. Yikes, I know. 

I am looking forward to blogging this summer, hopefully I get to know some of you as well :) 

Kick your summer off with a bang by dressing your salad with this seasons' favorite and trending berry! Scroll down and check out the recipe that I know you'll love to try!  

Strawberry Romaine Salad 

Looks YUMMY, am I right??
Recipe retrieved from
  • 1 head romaine lettuce (rinsed, dried, and chopped)
  •  2 bunches fresh spinach—chopped, washed and dried
  •  1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 Bermuda onion, sliced
  •  ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  •   ¼ cup milk
  •  2 tablespoons poppy seed
Makes 6 servings 
  • In a large salad bowl, combine the romaine, spinach, strawberries and sliced onion. 
  • In a jar with a tight fitting lid, combine mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, milk and poppy seeds. Shake well and pour the dressing over salad. Toss until evenly coated.

Come check out the North City Farmers’ Market
Where: Crown Square, Saint Louis Ave & 14th Street
When: Every Saturday from June 1st – Oct 12th from 10 am – 1 pm
What: Fresh Produce! Live Music! Fun Kids’ Activities!
See you all soon!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Strawberries and Pirates and Cowboys, Oh My!

The North City Farmers' Market is only 2 short days away!
Make sure to stop by between 10am and 1pm to pick up a carton of strawberries from MK Fruits & Veggies, an empanada from El Chico Bakery, or some farm fresh eggs from Farmin' Armin.
After you've purchased your delicious foods and handmade crafts, stick around to hear live music by Matthias and the Pirates, stretch out those muscles with Tibetan yoga by Julie, get a free blood pressure screening courtesy of Grace Hill Health Center, enjoy a free massage by a Pain Relief Associates chiropractor, and watch a performance by Vip the Cowboy Clown. What an exciting day! We hope to see you there! 

Note: The market will take place RAIN OR SHINE! In case of rain, please visit us indoors at the Old North Restoration Group gallery space at 2700 N. 14th Street. 

Friday, May 10, 2013

Opening Day Is So Close We Can Almost Taste It!

Mark your calendars, folks. June 1 is OPENING DAY for the North City Farmers' Market 2013 season! Please note that we've changed the hours-- the market will now be open from 10am to 1pm. We'll have live music, fresh produce, and free kids' activities! Don't forget, we take EBT! Can't wait to see you in a few weeks!