ST. LOUIS COUNTY
Clayton Farmers Market • 8282 Forsyth Boulevard (west parking lot of Straub's), 314-913-6632, claytonfarmersmarket.com
When it's open • 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, May 5-Nov. 3
Details • 25 to 30 vendors selling food and food-themed products from Missouri and Illinois; local artisans and bakers. Emphasis on the homegrown, homemade and handcrafted, and on chefs' demonstrations. Children's art activities on some Saturdays; music with sit-down area for dining.
Ellisville Farmers Market • Bluebird Park, 225 Kiefer Creek Road, 314-435-9445, ellisvillefarmersmarket.org
When it's open • 4-7 p.m. Thursdays, May 24-October (ending date to be determined by harvest and weather)
Details • 15 to 20 vendors selling local produce, meat, dairy products, honey, salsa, pickles, barbecue and baked goods plus items from local artisans. Chefs' demonstrations; live music; special area for children.
Ferguson Farmers Market • Ferguson Citywalk, 20 South Florissant Road (downtown Ferguson), 314-324-4298, fergusonfarmersmarket.com
When it's open • 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, May 5-Oct. 27
Details • 45 to 55 vendors selling local produce, farm-fresh eggs, bread and pastries, pasta, organic meats, nuts, honey, flowers and plants, plus a wide variety of artwork and crafts. Prepared-food vendors serve breakfast and lunch. Special events include cooking demonstrations, food contests, farmer sample-fests and live music.
Kirkwood Farmers Market • 150 East Argonne Drive, 314-822-0084, kirkwoodjunction.com
When it's open • 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, through Sept. 22. Sunday hours vary by vendor. Harvest Market 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays in October. Pumpkin Patch 9 a.m.-8 p.m. daily in October. Christmas Market 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily, November-December.
Details • Local and broker-supplied produce (highest number of local farmers on Saturday mornings), poultry, meat, cheese, plants, flowers, jams and other retail goods. About a dozen bakers and prepared-food vendors. Peach Festival, July 14; Dog Days Celebration, Sept. 22.
Maplewood Farmers Market • 7260 Southwest Avenue (Schlafly Bottleworks parking lot), 314-241-2337, schlaflyfarmersmarket.com
When it's open • 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays, through Oct. 31
Details • 20 to 35 vendors selling local produce and local meat, eggs, cheese, honey and baked goods. Live music in Schlafly's outdoor beer garden.
Overland Farmers Market • 2500 Woodson Road, 314-769-6360, overlandfarmersmarket.com (Market will be held at Home Depot, Interstate 170 and Page Boulevard, on May 19.)
When it's open • 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, May 19-Oct. 20
Details • 10 to 15 vendors selling produce and other foods plus plants, fine art and crafts.
Webster Groves Farmers Market • South Old Orchard Avenue near Big Bend Boulevard, 314-963-5696 ext. 888, webstergrovesfarmersmarket.com
When it's open • 3-7 p.m. Thursdays, May 3-Oct. 25
Details • 20 to 25 vendors from Missouri and Illinois selling local produce and cheese, bread, honey, nuts, plants, herbs, pastas, condiments and more. Live music, chefs' demonstrations and children's activities weekly.
Farmers Market of Wildwood • 221 Plaza Drive, Wildwood Town Center, Manchester and Taylor roads, 636-458-0136, wildwoodfarmersmarket.com
When it's open • 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, May 19-Sept. 29
Details • About 20 vendors selling local produce, baked goods, seafood and arts and crafts. Live music.
Cherokee Street International Farmers Market • Cherokee Street and Texas Avenue, 314-265-5140, cherokeemarket.org
When it's open • 4-7 p.m. Fridays, June 15-Nov. 2
Details • New this year. Affordable and culturally unique produce with an emphasis on farm produce grown locally by immigrant farmers and neighborhood youths.
North City Farmers Market • Crown Square, North 14th Street and St. Louis Avenue, 314-241-5031, northcityfarmersmarket.blogspot.com
When it's open • 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, June 2-Oct. 13
Details • About 20 vendors selling produce from the 13th Street Community Garden and other local growers, baked goods, coffee and artisanal items. Cooking demonstrations and music.
Soulard Farmers Market • 730 Carroll Street (at Seventh Street), 314-622-4180, soulardmarket.com
When it's open • 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday; 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday; 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday, year-round
Details • The area's oldest farmers market. Local and broker-supplied produce; butcher, sausage and seafood stands; baked goods; plants and flowers; a spice and specialty shop; and several flea-market-style fashion and apparel stands.
Tower Grove Farmers Market and Bazaar • Tower Grove Park, west of the pool pavilion, 314-772-3899, tgmarket.org
When it's open • 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, May 5-Nov. 3 (until 2 p.m. May 5 and Oct. 20)
Details • 50 or more vendors selling locally grown produce, meat, eggs, cheese, baked goods, fresh pasta, coffee, crafts and more. Live music and free yoga and Qigong classes weekly.
Washington University Farmers Market • Medical campus, in the Hope Plaza about two blocks south of Euclid and Forest Park avenues
When it's open • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays, through mid-October (some vendors arrive earlier or stay later). Market moves indoors during the off-season.
Details • About six vendors selling locally grown produce and honey. Open to the public.
ST. CHARLES COUNTY
(Defiance) Chandler Hill Farmers Market • Chandler Hill Vineyards, 596 Defiance Road, 636-798-2675, chandlerhillvineyards.com
When it's open • Noon-4 p.m. Sundays, May 27-Nov. 18
Details • 20 to 25 vendors selling local produce, honey, preserves, salsa and baked goods. Artisans offering a variety of hand-crafted items, photography and other creative products. Live music starting at 1 p.m.
Lake Saint Louis Farmers and Artists Market • The Meadows Shopping Center, Highway 40 and Lake Saint Louis Boulevard, 314-495-2531, lakestlouisfarmersandartistsmarket.com
When it's open • 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, through Oct. 13
Details • 25 to 35 vendors selling local produce, plants and flowers, herbs, honey, baked goods, jams and jellies, original art and handmade crafts. Free yoga lessons at 9 a.m.; live music.
St. Charles Lions Club Farmers Market • 300 block of Riverside Drive, 636-723-2412
When it's open • 6 a.m.-noon Saturdays, May 19-Oct. 27
Details • 15 to 20 vendors selling local produce, meat, dairy products, jams, jellies and more.
Wentzville Farmers Market • 500 West Main Street, 636-578-4398, wentzvillefleamarket.org/FarmersMarket.html
When it's open • 7 a.m.-noon Saturdays, May 5-Oct. 27
Details • 15 to 20 vendors selling locally grown produce and handmade local crafts.
Washington Tailgate Market • 317 West Main Street, 636-239-2715, washmomarket.weebly.com
When it's open • 8 a.m-2 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 27; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays Nov. 3-Dec. 22; 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays, May 2-Oct. 24
Details • About 35 vendors selling produce, flowers, plants, baked goods and crafts. Live music every Saturday.
Arnold Farmers Market • Fox Middle School campus, 743 Jeffco Boulevard, 636-282-2378
When it's open • 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, May 5-Oct. 27 (except Sept. 15)
Details • New market with about 15 vendors.
Crystal City Farmers Market • Grace Presbyterian Church, 105 Bailey Road, 636-937-0288, crystalcityfarmersmarket.blogspot.com
When it's open • 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays, May 23-Oct. 10 (except July 4)
Details • About 25 vendors selling fresh produce, eggs, beef, baked goods, crafts, plants and more. Folk music weekly.
De Soto Farmers Market • 1004 Rock Road (St. Andrews United Methodist Church parking lot), 636-586-4570
When it's open • 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, May 5-Oct. 20
Details • 15 to 30 vendors selling produce, jams, baked goods, eggs, meat, wine and crafts. Kids' corner.
(Silex) River Hills Market • City park, 1-573-485-7261
When it's open • 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., second Saturday of each month through Dec. 8
Details • 15 to 20 vendors monthly (more for special events), featuring local produce, live birds and small livestock, as well as crafts, firewood, hay and straw. Fall poultry festival Sept. 8 featuring heritage and ornamental breeds of poultry and a workshop on laying hens for farmers and backyard producers.
(Troy) Cuivre River Farmers Market • Tractor Supply Company, 170 Market Place Drive (Highway 47 west of Highway 61), 1-573-470-6579
When it's open • 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 27
Details • Produce, baked goods, farm-raised live and processed animals and crafts.
ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY
Farmington Farmers Market • VFW parking lot, 842 East Karsch Boulevard, 1-573-756-5876
When it's open • 7-11 a.m. Saturdays, through October; 2-5 p.m. Wednesdays, May-October (ending dates to be determined by harvest and weather)
Details • 10 to 20 vendors selling local produce, honey, eggs and baked goods.
(Potosi) Washington County Farmers Market • 520 Purcell Drive (Wednesdays) and 102 North Missouri Street (Saturdays), 1-573-438-2164
When it's open • 3-7 p.m. (new time for 2012) or until sold out Wednesdays, July 11-October; 7-11 a.m. or until sold out Saturdays through October (ending dates to be determined by harvest and weather)
Details • About 10 vendors each Saturday; slightly fewer on Wednesdays. Local produce plus pork, honey, pies and cakes.
Carlyle Courthouse Square Farmers Market • Eighth Street between Fairfax and Franklin streets, 618-594-4277, playandstaycarlyle.com/farmers_market.htm
When it's open • 4-7 p.m. Thursdays, June 21-Oct. 4
Details • 20 to 30 vendors selling local produce, herbs, flowers, nuts, wine, canned goods, baked goods, plants, seeds and lye soap.
(Jerseyville) State Street Farmers and Artisans Market • Jerseyville Public Library parking lot, 105 North Liberty Street, 618-498-9514
When it's open • Tuesday afternoons, times and starting and ending dates not announced as of press time
Details • 15 to 20 vendors selling local produce and locally made artisan items.
Alton Farmers and Artisans Market • Piasa and West Ninth streets, 618-463-1016, altonmainstreet.org
When it's open • 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, June 2-Oct. 13; 4-7 p.m Wednesdays, June 6-Oct. 10
Details • New location, plus a Wednesday evening market added this year. Local produce, baked goods, plants and flowers, handmade soaps, jewelry, artwork, pottery and crafts. Entertainment weekly; check website for schedule.
(Edwardsville) Land of Goshen Community Market • Next to the courthouse, St. Louis and Main streets, 618-307-6045, goshenmarket.org
When it's open • 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, May 12-Oct. 20
Details • More than 50 vendors selling local produce, perennial and annual plants, cut flowers, baked goods and arts and crafts. Market Sprouts programs for kids. Live music and arts-and-crafts demonstrations.
(Granite City) Melting Pot Market • Niedringhouse Avenue and 20th Street, 618-570-8676, themeltingpotmarket.com
When it's open • 8 a.m.-1 p.m. the second Saturday of each month, May 12-Oct. 13
Details • "Open-air European-style" market primarily featuring local art and crafts, collectors' items and vintage goods, along with produce from five to 10 local community gardens and private gardens, plus baked goods, jams and jellies and other food products.
Highland Farmers Market • Downtown Square, 907 Main Street, 618-531-5111, highlandillinois.com/markets.asp
When it's open • 4-8 p.m. Thursdays, June 14-Oct. 4
Details • About 20 vendors selling fresh produce, bedding plants, cut flowers, other horticultural products, home-baked goods and artwork. WIC approved, accepting EBT.
(Highland) Peacock Farmers Market • 817 Ninth Street, 314-346-0516, tobijahfarm.com
When it's open • 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays through October (ending date to be determined by harvest and weather)
Details • Small group of local farmers selling produce and plants.
Wood River Farmers Market • Highway 143 and Ferguson Avenue, 618-251-3130
When it's open • 4 p.m.-dusk Thursdays, July 5-October (ending date to be determined by harvest and weather)
Details • About 10 vendors selling local produce and crafts.
(Columbia and Waterloo) Monroe County Farmers Market • Market Place parking lot, 1000 Columbia Center Drive, Columbia (Thursdays); Family Video parking lot, 100 Plaza Drive at North Market Street, Waterloo (Saturdays), 618-792-3596
When it's open • 3-7 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 25; 7:30-11 a.m. Saturdays through Oct. 27
Details • About 10 vendors with produce, plants and baked goods.
ST. CLAIR COUNTY
Belleville Old Town Market • West Main and First streets, 618-407-1510
When it's open • 7:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays, May 5-Oct. 27
Details • 20 to 30 vendors (approximately five farmers) with locally grown produce, artisans with their wares and crafts. Farm-to-table cooking program for kids; yoga, rumba and other exercise programs; special coupons for seniors.
Mascoutah Farmers Market • West Main and South Railway streets, 618-566-4200
When it's open • 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, June 2-Oct. 6
Details • New location this year. Ten to 15 local growers selling produce, plus jams and jellies, baked goods, eggs, honey, cut flowers, plants and crafts. Live music, coffee and omelets weekly.
Swansea Farmers Market • Rural King parking lot, 2801 North Illinois Street, 618-234-0044, swanseail.org/farmersmarket.html
When it's open • 2-6 p.m. Thursdays, May 3 through October (ending date to be determined by harvest and weather)
Details • More than 15 vendors selling local produce, meats and crafts.
Farm to Family Naturally Mobile Market • farmtofamilynaturally.com
When and where it's open • Delmar Loop MetroLink station, 660 Rosedale, St. Louis, 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays; Riverview-Hall Transit Center, Riverview Drive and Hall Street, St. Louis, 9 a.m.-noon Wednesdays; North Hanley MetroLink station, 4398 Hanley Road, Berkeley, 3-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Emerson Park MetroLink station, 929 North 15th Street, East St. Louis, 9 a.m.-noon Fridays; Learning Tree Intergenerational Center, 4430 Labadie Avenue, St. Louis, 1-4:30 p.m. Fridays.
Details • Inaugural year. Brokered and locally grown produce in a stand set up at transit stations and other public locations. Credit cards and SNAP EBT cards accepted. Schedule subject to change; check the website for updates.