Opening Day in St. Louis for Baseball & Farmers Market

the bar at Schlafly brewery

the bar at Schlafly brewery

One clear sign of spring is the start of baseball’s spring training, but opening day is a critical milestone! This year two big opening days came at the same time — Major League Baseball and one of the seasonal farmers markets in my part of the world. And what’s really cool, is I was able to enjoy both! After shopping at the farmers market, we went into the bar to watch part of the game and have a great meal.

See in the St Louis area, there are lots of farmers markets. the one outside of Schlafly’s Bottleworks in Maplewood is a local farmers market is in a really neat location. I went once last summer before I moved to St Louis and really like that It is a local market. The local focus keeps it smaller (which helps in such an urban environment) and lets you connect with people who actually work with the products rather than serve simply as a distributor. But I have to admit that meant some really limited choices this time of year.

Opening day hat for the St. Louis Cardinals

Opening day hat for the St. Louis Cardinals

There were still whole grains from the fall harvest. I got a few things… A rosemary olive ciabatta, some granola and a goat cheese foccacia.

rosemary olive bread from a local bakery

rosemary olive bread from a local bakery

locally mixed granola

locally mixed granola

There were people selling herbs, green wheat, greens like kale, and onions and garlic.

Karen buying some fresh bread

Karen buying some fresh bread

foccacia with goat cheese & thyme

foccacia with goat cheese & a bunch of fresh thyme

close up of green wheat

close up of green wheat

Fresh herbs for sale

Fresh herbs for sale

only a few fresh vegetables right now

only a few fresh vegetables right now

There were also folks selling meats and pasta, etc.

Farmers Market at Schlafly's St. Louis

Farmers Market at Schlafly's St. Louis

 

 

About Janice Person

I'm Janice & this blog is about my passions -- photography, travel, agriculture & whatever else comes to mind. Putting all those things together is intriguing to me…. I can spend a lot of time soaking it up! It's almost always a colorful adventure!

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4 Responses to Opening Day in St. Louis for Baseball & Farmers Market

  1. Ellen @ Real CA Dairy April 10, 2012 at 10:33 am #

    We were so looking forward to our FM opener this past weekend, and just as we were loading into the car, the call came in that we had a fire in our hay barn! Major bummer… we’re anxiously awaiting “our” FM opener!
    The foccacia with goat cheese looks Yum!

    • Janice Person April 10, 2012 at 3:32 pm #

      It really was yummy! Hope this weekend goes a lot smoother for more reasons than the farmers market! Good luck with the hay barn!

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