LAST WEEKEND FOR PEACHES!

Posted by on Aug 3, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on LAST WEEKEND FOR PEACHES!

LAST WEEKEND FOR PEACHES!

This weekend is your LAST chance to get peaches at the market. Don’t miss out on our delicious juicy peaches!!!

 

Get Your BBQ!!!

Posted by on Jul 31, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Get Your BBQ!!!

Get Your BBQ!!!

 

 

You find all your BBQ needs at our market!

 

 


 

 

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A Beautiful Day at the Market!

Posted by on Jul 30, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on A Beautiful Day at the Market!

A Beautiful Day at the Market!

 

 

It was a beautiful morning at the market last Saturday! Please enjoy some images from last week’s market. Don’t forget to join us this coming Saturday!!

 


 

 

 

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Great Harvest, Peaches & More This Saturday!

Posted by on Jul 26, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Great Harvest, Peaches & More This Saturday!

Great Harvest, Peaches & More This Saturday!

Great Harvest & Kamp’s Peaches will be there with 40+ other tents this week!!

Aug. 6th is your last chance to buy Farm to Table tickets!! Only $35 available at the Ferguson Farmers Market!

 

More Market Scenes…

Posted by on Jul 19, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on More Market Scenes…

More Market Scenes…

 

 

Please enjoy some images from last week’s market. Don’t forget to join us this Saturday!!

 


 

 

 

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Scenes From Last Week’s Market

Posted by on Jul 9, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Scenes From Last Week’s Market

Scenes From Last Week’s Market

 

 

Please enjoy some images from last week’s market. Don’t forget to join us this Saturday!!

 


 

 

 

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Peaches, Pecans and Alpacas at the Market THIS SATURDAY!

Posted by on Jul 7, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Peaches, Pecans and Alpacas at the Market THIS SATURDAY!

Peaches, Pecans and Alpacas at the Market THIS SATURDAY!

Stop by this Saturday to visit with Alpaca’s of Troy, Jeff has graciously agreed to bring a few alpacas to the market!! He will be there 8-12 and you can learn all about them. Kamp’s Peaches and Voss Pecans will also be here this Saturday. Don’t miss it!

Chef’s Cook Real Challenge THIS SATURDAY!

Posted by on Jul 7, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Chef’s Cook Real Challenge THIS SATURDAY!

Chef’s Cook Real Challenge THIS SATURDAY!

In case you missed it, this is happening this Saturday at the Market!!! Chef’s Cook Real Challenge is a multi-market series of friendly cook-offs between area Chefs at our Farmers Markets to showcase our local Farms and Food in a fun engaging way. They will be at FERGUSON FARMER’S MARKET this Saturday!

https://www.facebook.com/ChefsCookReal/

Maria Hahn’s Sweetcorn

Posted by on Jul 5, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Maria Hahn’s Sweetcorn

Maria Hahn’s Sweetcorn

One of our vendors posted this photo of her grandaughter, Lily, enjoying THREE ears of Maria Hahn’s sweetcorn! She’s only two and polished them all off…LOL

 

Review of Agriculture data from 1925-2007 within a 100-mile radius of St. Louis

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Review of Agriculture data from 1925-2007 within a 100-mile radius of St. Louis

Review of Agriculture data from 1925-2007 within a 100-mile radius of St. Louis

St. Louis, MO: A new report called the St. Louis Regional Food Study was released today by the Missouri Coalition for the Environment (MCE). The study analyzes the impacts of industrial agriculture on our diet, health, and environment. MCE looked at 59 counties within a 100-mile radius around the City of St. Louis using agricultural data from 1925-2007, called a “foodshed.”

The report found that only one tenth of one percent of cropland in the 100-mile radius is dedicated to non-commodity fruits and vegetables. “The St. Louis foodshed had more than six times the number of acres growing fruits and vegetables in 1925 than we do today,” said Melissa Vatterott, lead author of the study. “We have the opportunity to feed our region but instead we are growing corn and soy that are used as fuel, animal feed or unhealthy, processed foods.”

Starting in 2012, MCE gathered an array of county-based data that relates to our health, the environment, our food, and the local economy in St. Louis and surrounding 58 counties. The St. Louis foodshed spends over $17 billion annually on food, with much of the money leaving the region to pay for processing, packaging, transportation, and other costs associated with our national industrialized food system.

“The higher per-unit cost of raising a tomato on a small farm in our foodshed puts local tomatoes at a cost disadvantage compared to the economies of hundreds-acre tomato plantations in Florida, Mexico, and Texas,” said Andy Ayers, a local food entrepreneur. “This is directly related to artificially low petroleum prices from the fertilizers and pesticides used by the mono-crop farms to the diesel fuel the 18-wheelers use to bring produce into this market.”

“We hope the foodshed study increases collaborations with local farmers, food providers, health advocates and people who care about creating a local food system that benefits our health, economy, and environment,” said Vatterott. “The Missouri Coalition for the Environment looks forward to helping create this vision.”

More information on the Foodshed Study can be found here: www.moenviron.org/stlfoodshed