It's still technically summer for another week, and the blazing humid weather of the past few days makes us feel that pool season should go on forever. However, the temperature is dropping, slowly but surely, and before we know it, we will be busting out our favorite sweaters and making pumpkin tarts. In this spirit, we are looking back on summer's bounty through the lens of the Schfafly Farmers' Market (7260 Southwest Avenue, Maplewood; 314-241-2337).
This Wednesday afternoon-early evening tradition will continue to run from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. up to October, after which it will reinvent itself as a Winter Market, held monthly on Saturday mornings from 8:30 a.m. until noon (November through March). Most of the vendors, such as Buila Family Farm, Blue Heron Orchard and Three Rivers Community Farm assured us that they will remain a presence through the winter at this and other local markets, although their produce offerings will change markedly. Cheese makers such as Baetje Farms and Cool Cow Cheese will continue to offer their wares, while other artisans will provide honey, granola, baked goods and homemade soaps.
We expect to see a cornucopia of autumn goodies arriving soon, but it's hard to beat the colors of summer. Hopefully, this will inspire you to get out and grab some tomatoes for one last fresh caprese salad. Or, you can can them at the peak of their ripeness to enjoy a taste of summer when the winter doldrums take their hold.
Continue for more photos.
Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club
Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.
Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.
Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.