If you are unable to grow your own fruits and vegetables, the next best thing is to shop at your local farmers’ market. One of the leading causes of heart disease, obesity, diabetes, premature deaths and other chronic health problems, is the American diet of processed foods. At farmers’ markets, you can find fresh and local organic produce. This not only supports your local economy, but also promotes healthy eating habits that help to combat the development of these life-threatening health problems.
You might be thinking to yourself, “Aren’t farmers’ markets expensive?” In fact, farmers’ markets are quite affordable! This is especially true when compared with the cost of eating out at fast food restaurants and purchasing processed foods at the grocery or convenient store. Farmers’ markets are rapidly growing and adjusting to consumer demands. For example, some farmers’ markets now take multiple forms of payments including food stamps and credit/debit cards.
Thankfully, we live in the Midwest and blessed with an abundance of local farm fresh food. On this website you will find a list farmers’ markets located in and around the St. Louis Metro region.
If you are interested in learning more about farmers’ markets please visit the website below. It is also a useful tool for locating markets and farms throughout the United States.
1910 State Street
East St. Louis, IL 62205
Hours: Saturdays 8am-1pm
Corner of Main St. and 3rd St.
Belleville, IL 62221
Hours: Saturdays 7:30am-Noon
1901 North Belt West
500 N. Illinois St.
Belleville, IL 62226
Hours: Open all weekend (call for hours)
Eckert’s Country Store & Farms
901 S. Greenmount Road
Belleville, IL (St. Clair County)
Green Acres Farm/ Janet Wiser Produce
6200 Rock Springs Road
East St. Louis, IL
618-397-6237 (call for hours)
Open from Labor Day to November (pick your own produce)
Soulard Farmers’ Market
730 Carroll Street
St. Louis, MO 63104
Hours: Open Year Round: Wednesday-Friday 8am-5pm, Saturdays 6am-5pm
Directions: Located 1 mile south of downtown St. Louis on 7th Street. From Interstates 55 and 44, take the Park Avenue/7th Street exit. From Highway 40, take the Broadway exit and follow signs to 7th Street. We are located at 7th and Lafayette.
North City Farmers’ Market
2800 North 14th Street
St. Louis, MO 63107
314-241-5031 (contact person: Julia Weese-Young)
Hours: Saturdays 9am-Noon, Opens first Saturday in June to October
Directions: Located at 14th Street Mall at the corner of N 14th Street & St Louis Ave across the street from Crown Candy Kitchen.
Downtown Farmers’ Market
Locust Street between 8th and 9th Streets and the Old Post Office Plaza
St. Louis, MODowntown Farmers' Market website
Hours: Thursdays 4pm-7pm, June-October
Tower Grove Farmers’ Market
St. Louis, MO 63110
Hours: Saturdays 8:30am-12:30pm, May through October
Directions: In the center of Tower Grove Park just east of the pool pavilion.
Sappington Farmers’ Market
8400 Watson Road
St. Louis, MO 63119
Hours: Open year round. Monday-Saturday 7am-9pm, Sunday 7am-8pm
Directions: From East St. Louis take I-44 west to Elm Ave. Turn left on Elm until it reaches Watson Road. Turn left on Watson and Sappington Farmers’ Market will be on the right.
South Hampton Farmers’ Market
7526 Big Bend Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119
314-647-4635 (contact person-Maria Gianino)
Hours: Saturdays 8am-1pm, May-October
Directions: Hwy 40 or 44 to South Hampton. East on Chippewa, south on Macklind. Corner of Nottingham and Macklind in the heart of Macklind Ave Business District.