Afternoon at the Soulard Farmers Market5:10:00 PM
Founded in 1779, the Soulard Farmers Market is a historic part of the St. Louis scene. It's open year round and as the seasons change the market changes with them. I went with my boyfriend this summer on a hot August weekend and the market was bustling. People were buying margaritas to keep them cool as they perused the stalls. The popular picks of the day were sweet cherries and delicious portabella mushrooms. And the best stall by far was an old-fashioned doughnut stand with a variety of delicious doughnut holes that were probably some of the best I've ever had. Today it was pretty quiet but there were still a lot of products to choose from. Instead of the margaritas and beer, people were drinking hot chocolate and coffee. There were stalls with a variety of season appropriate produce like apples, pumpkins, squash, and gourds. I couldn't believe how many delicious jams were available and I was so tempted to buy some jars of pumpkin butter. I ended up picking up some fresh green onion, beautiful yellow peppers, a bundle of chipotle pasta, and a bottle of honey from a local farm. Sadly, the doughnut stall was closed today but if you go and it's open, buy some of those doughnuts they're delightful!
Hope you get a chance to visit the Soulard Farmers Market sometime soon! You can find out more about the market here.