Friday, July 31, 2015

August at the North City Farmers' Market

Saturday, August 1 @ the North City Farmers’ Market (N 14th ST. & St. Louis Ave)

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM         Fitness Scavenger Hunt Activities with Lift for Life Gym
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM         Printmaking activity at Central Print - free and open to all!
11:00 AM                          Spirit of the Northside Drum Line performs on 14th Street!
11:30 AM                          Nappy DJ Needles from KDHX takes the Crown Plaza Stage

Saturday, August 8: Back 2 School Giveaway @ the North City Farmers’ Market (N 14th ST. & St. Louis Ave)

Parish Stewart Church will be handing out free school supplies for all school-age children throughout the market. Be sure to come early for free exercise and stay for the entertainment!

10:00 AM             FREE ZUMBA in Crown Square - All Abilities Welcome!
11:00 AM             Be Healthy Be Active Class - All welcome, no registration needed!
11:00 AM             Printmaking activity at Central Print - free and open to all!
11:30 AM             Compass Improv performance with Old North Girl Scouts on Crown Plaza Stage 

Saturday, August 15 : Cooking in the 13th Street Garden & African America Artifacts Festival          

Join us in the 13th Street Garden anytime between 11:00am-12:30pm to experience a healthy cooking demo among our fresh, organically grown produce! Operation Food Search will be teaching us a healthy new recipe as you enjoy the surroundings in the garden. 

Afterwards, head over to the market to pick up the ingredients to make the dish yourself. Show Me Sound Drum Corps – a local youth organization - will be on hand to provide the entertainment for the day.

2nd Annual Saint Louis African American Artifacts Festival and Bazaar
This family friendly event kicks off in Crown Square at 12:00pm and runs through 7:00pm. You'll find a variety of artifacts, music, poetry, art, dance, vendors, food, children's activities, heatlh and wellness and prizes!

We'll be sharing our market space with this festival, so look for us a bit further down the street in front of the Old North St. Louis Restoration Group offices.

Saturday, August 22

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM FREE ZUMBA in Crown Square - All Abilities Welcome!
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Urban League Health Van with FREE Health Screenings. No registration!
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Printmaking activity at Central Print - free and open to all!
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM   DJ Dewitt plays everyone's favorites in Crown Square

Saturday, August 29

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM FREE ZUMBA in Crown Square - All Abilities Welcome!
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Printmaking activity at Central Print - free and open to all!
11:30 AM                 Olivia Neal performs in Crown Plaza

If you’d like to volunteer for the market for set-up and take-down, we could use a few extra hands as we’ll be short a volunteer for the next two weeks. If you’re willing to stay and help sell produce, even better! Contact me, Jessica, for more information at or 314-241-5031 x102. 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Free Shuttle to Serve North City Farmers' Market

After months of planning, we're excited to announce a new opportunity for extended access to our market. Thanks to a new partnership with Lift for Life Gym and the Old North St. Louis Restoration Group, the North City Farmers' Market will be offering a free monthly shuttle to and from the market on select days this season.

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to take advantage of this service. Simply wait at the most convenient location for you and hop on the Lift for Life shuttle bus. You'll be at the market in 20 minutes or less!

Shuttle Stops and Times:

Freedom Housing - 4011 Delmar
9:00 AM  |  10:10 AM  |  11:15 AM

Stamping Lofts - 219 Cass 
9:15 AM  |  10:25 AM  |  11:30 AM

O'Fallon Park Rec - 4343 W. Florissant
9:35 AM  |  10:45 AM  |  11:50 AM

Divoll Library - 4234 N Grand Blvd
9:40 AM  |  10:50 AM  |  11:55 AM

Grace Hill - 2125 Bissell
9:45 AM  |  10:55 AM  |  12:00 PM

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Coming Up at the Market

Saturday, July 25th at the North City Farmers' Market

10:00 AM
Get ready for another fun-filled market as we kick off the day with free Zumba class at 10am. Linda Noble of the YMCA will lead you in heart-pumping, dance-based exercise to get your blood flowing before hitting the market. The class is geared toward all ages and fitness levels and is a go-at-your-own-pace setting. 

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Lizzie Warner with the University of Missouri Extension will be continuing the Be Healthy Be Active series with a class focused on the benefits of whole grains and feature a delicious veggie stir fry with brown rice demo. The class is open to everyone and free of charge. Meet inside the Old North St. Louis Restoration Group at 2700 N. 14th at 11:00am to join in.

Get your appetites ready for Operation Food Search as they join us with a cooking demo featuring fresh summer tomatoes. Stop by their demo booth as you shop between 11:00-12:30pm to try out this easy and healthy dish for yourself! 

12:00 PM
Joining us at 12:00pm will be local blues artist Eugene Johnson with his group Eugene & Company. A favorite and regular guest at Beale on Broadway,  you won't want to miss this performance! Check out his story and music at

Get Crafty!
Our featured vendor this week is Perennial, a local non-profit social enterprise that specializes in teaching creative re-use and working with under-served populations. With a mission to build a creative culture of sustainability in which discarded items are transformed into valued and cherished resources, they're a perfect fit in Old North! Stop by their booth to purchase your own DIY kits or to participate in a free paper-making demo. Find out more about Perennial at

Central Print, an Old North based non-profit focused on preserving the art of printmaking, will be offering free printmaking demos and take-home prints during the market starting at 11:00am. Be sure to stop in their shop at N 14th & Montgomery to check out their antique equipment and sign up for summer classes and workshops or check out their website at

This Weeks' Vendors:

City Seeds Urban Farm
MK Fruits & Veggies
13th Street Community Garden
Beaucoup Creek Honey
The Veggie Patch
The Burning Kumquat
Momma Knows
Wearable Crochet & More

Looking for ways to get even more involved with the North City Farmers' Market?
Consider becoming a volunteer! We could always a hand with set-up and selling produce for our vendors who can't send a representative. It's a great way to get involved in Old North and support our mission of bringing healthy, affordable foods into the neighborhood. Click here to sign-up!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Independence Day at the Market

Please join us for a Neighborhood Potluck and Pie Baking Contest to celebrate Independence Day at the market this Saturday, July 4th, from 11:00am-1:00pm in Crown Square Plaza. 

Everyone is invited and encouraged to bring their favorite summer dish. If you don’t have time to whip something up, stop by and say hello anyway!

The North City Farmers’ Market will be open featuring live music from Ms. Sha & the Young Brothers in Blues from 11:00am-12:00pm. You won’t want to miss this fan favorite!

Central Print will be back with printmaking activities from 11:00am-1:00pm for kids aged from 1-100!

Your favorite vendors will be on hand with fresh produce, plants, all-natural candles, honey, arts and crafts. As always, if there is rain, the market will move inside the Old North Gallery at 2700 N. 14th Street.

Hope to see you all Saturday!