On Wednesday, April 4 from 4-7 pm, the Schlafly Farmers Market opens for the start of the 2012 farmers market season. The Schlafly Farmers Market, located in the parking lot of the Schlafly Bottleworks at 7260 Southwest Ave., continues its tradition of being one of the earliest producer-only farmers markets in the St. Louis region.
The 2012 season marks the market’s ninth season at the Bottleworks and the market – previously the Maplewood Farmers Market – is being re-branded as the Schlafly Farmers Market. Since the market is part of Schlafly’s Sustainability Program and has been hosted at the Bottleworks since its inception, we decided the name should reflect its close connection with Schlafly Beer. Schlafly is proud not only to produce great local products, but to support farmers and other businesses doing the same. Schlafly is one of only two breweries in the United States to host a farmers market (that we know of, anyway).
New vendors this season include Art House Coffees, MOFU Soy Beanery and Windy Lake Farm. Many favorite vendors like Biver Farm, Claverach, Farrar Out Farm, Live Springs Farm and Three Rivers Community Farm also will be returning. Great local produce is just one reason that the Schlafly Farmers Market remains one of the best in the St. Louis area. The market also features live music on the patio, local Schlafly beer, and tours of the Gardenworks – the Bottleworks restaurant garden.