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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Join us Sat., June 4 for Opening Day of the 5th Season of the North City Farmers’ Market

The Old North Saint Louis Restoration Group is pleased to bring back the North City Farmers’ Market for a whole new season starting this Saturday, June 4.  The market’s 5th season begins at 9 a.m. Saturday with a big opening day celebration along the 2700 block of N. 14th Street, just south of St. Louis Avenue.  The market will take place every Saturday morning from 9 a.m. until noon through October 15.

Confirmed vendors include:

  • 13th Street Community Garden
  • Angel Baked Cookies
  • Black Bear Bakery
  • Burning Kumquat
  • CJ’s Place
  • HopeBuild
  • La Mancha Coffeehouse
  • Lee Farms CSA
  • Moonlight Farm
  • Old North Grocery Co-op
  • New Roots Urban Farm
  • St. Louis Mennonite Peace Center/Columbia Garden
  • Villarreal Farm
  • Whetstone Farms
  • W.M. Farms
  • Ahjiba Handspun
  • Joyce Cooks
  • Made in Old North
  • Stuff N Things

All vendors at the North City Farmers’ Market are local; the products are grown, raised, or created in or within a short distance of the St. Louis area.  If you are interested in having a booth at our Market to sell your items or to distribute information about your organization, please contact the Market Master, Cassandra Howard, at cassandraleehoward AT gmail DOT com or call the Old North St. Louis Restoration Group at (314) 241-5031.

The North City Farmers’ Market accepts EBT, debit, and cash.

In addition to a good mix of vendors bringing farm-fresh produce to the heart of Old North, most market days will feature cooking demonstrations, live music, free health screenings, on-site bike repair, and other fun-filled activities for the whole family. This week’s musical entertainment will be provided by The Ragged Blade Band, featuring “original music by bandleader Jerry Rabushka… blues, jazz, country, show tunes, ballads, rock, & more.”

The Ragged Blade Band will play at 10 a.m.

The Ragged Blade Band will play at 10 a.m.

This Saturday will also include another round of the highly entertaining cooking demonstrations with several prominent St. Louis area chefs preparing tasty recipes with some of the ingredients coming straight from the market.

The North City Farmers’ Market is a project of Old North St. Louis Restoration Group, made possible by significant funding support from the Missouri Foundation for Health.

The market is also made possible by the dedication and commitment of many residents and friends of Old North who give generously of their time and effort.  If you’d like to assist with set-up, take-down, or any of the other tasks on market days, contact Jennifer Policow, Market Assistant, at jennifer.policow AT gmail DOT com.

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Welcome to the Old North St. Louis Restoration Group's blog. What's New in Old North chronicles the dramatic transformation under way in the neighborhood of Old North St. Louis. As a neighborhood just north of Downtown St. Louis, Old North is becoming a dynamic urban village of new and historic homes, a landmark eating establishment, beautiful community gardens, and a diverse, friendly, and engaged community.

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