Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if
green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.

Doug Larson

Seriously, one of my very favorite things about St. Louis (except for the Cardinals, of course) is the Soulard Farmers Market.

One could say that, perhaps, my love of the Soulard Farmers Market equals that of Publix.

The market is located in the area of Soulard which is just south of downtown and also home to Anheuser-Busch. The neighborhood was established in the late 1700s by a Frenchman Antoine Soulard who as fleeing the French Revolution.

The Soulard Farmers Market was founded in 1838 and is full of vendors offering produce, farm raised meat, plants, homemade soups, food vendors and even counterfeit sunglasses (adds to the charm!). The best part is that it is so cheap.

One of the produce stands

Freshly made croissant with warm ham and cheese from the Soulard Bakery stand


Happy Daily said...

Wow, that looks so good! I also LOVE Publix...I would move south just to live near one! ;)

emily said...

yumm!! my sister is going through the whole farm raised meat kick and i think i might be slowly going along with that message. interesting stuff!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I would love this as well. I suppose I am spoiled with a Publix 2 minutes away..
That quote is PERFECT!

My Husband's Watching TV... said...

YUM!!! You're lucky you're so close to that.

Princess Freckles said...

I can't wait to start going to the farmer's market! There is a really large one in downtown detroit called eastern market. They also sell flowers and meat. I think I may drag my husband there soon!

Dugout Daisy said...

Looks so yummy! :)

and I'll pretend I didn't see that Cardinals comment ;)


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