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