The Tower Grove Farmers' Market has found a new home for the winter. Best of all, you'll be able to shop for local produce and artisan products every weekend, minus a few exceptions. The market will move to its winter home on Dec. 7 and continue through April of next year.
The winter market will now be located inside the Koken Art Factory at 2500 Ohio Ave. The new space will allow for over 50 vendors at the indoor market, which will nearly double what was possible in the past at City Garden Montessori School. Vendors will include local and regional favorites such as Three Rivers Farm, Sunflower Savannah, Ringhausen Orchard, Kuva Coffee, Kakao Chocolate, Bridge Bread Bakery, Robinson Family Pork, Dierk's Grassfed Beef and many more. Shoppers can also look forward to some new additions that have yet to be announced.
TGFM co-founder Patrick Horine says that the new location also provides a community gathering space to have a drink or eat food, like many would at the Tower Grove Park location during the summer. There wasn't room for that sort of thing at the previous indoor location.
"Shoppers will actually be able to have their Kuva coffee or tea, have a drink, have breakfast, sit on a sofa and be with their neighbors," Horine says.
He also says that in addition to being able to welcome so many new vendors to the winter markets, it was great to find a new home for the market in this neighborhood.
"What I'm excited about is actually having a space [near] Tower Grove East, a neighborhood we love," he says.
With so many year-round markets available in other cities across the country, Horine says it seems like a step in the right direction to be able to open another in St. Louis, in addition to the longstanding Soulard Farmers Market.
The first three markets – on Dec. 7, 14 and 21 – will all be holiday markets. In addition to the typical food and drink vendors, the market will also feature several artisan vendors with the goal of finding holiday gifts for friends and loved ones. After Dec. 21, the market will not reopen until after the holidays on Jan. 11. The Tower Grove Farmers' Market will continue to operate inside Koken Art Factory through April, with the exception of Feb. 15.
Editor’s Note: This post has been updated to correct the location of Koken Art Factory as near the Tower Grove East neighborhood.
Tower Grove Farmers' Market, Koken Art Factory, 2500 Ohio Ave., St. Louis, Missouri, tgfarmersmarket.com