20 July 2008

What $10.48 will get you

...at the farmer's market in the Loop.

Ten Dollars

6 bananas
4 potatoes
3 ears of corn
2 plums
2 avocados 
2 kiwis
1 red pepper
1 green pepper
1 pound of mushrooms
1 grouping of broccoli

Yeah, that's right; I have no idea how much broccoli I purchased, how it's weighed, or what you'd even call those little broccoli bushels that are pre-rubber-banded (always in blue).

You'll find everything you need here, but don't show up expecting to see the multi-vendor variety found in Soulard; Long Acres Farm seems to be the only merchant in the Loop for fresh fruits and vegetables. However, I've found this to be a timesaver as I'm not running around trying to compare goods from one farmer's stand to the next.

Over the last few months I've been a regular and I've been very happy with the quality and price of their food. All the workers are friendly, even the one lady who looks like a serial killer (if you've been, you know who I'm talking about). You can even call ahead of your arrival to place an order; they'll gather up your wares to save you time and there's no extra charge for this service. Shucks, even when you refuse their offer, they like to insist on carrying your groceries to your car, ma'am. 

And they're open year round.

8:30 - 5:30
Thurs - Fri - Sat

6655 Delmar
University City, MO 63130
(314) 863-2418

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Listening to: Bear Gryles (Man vs. Wild); he's drinking his own urine. Ewww.
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6 comments:

  1. Bear Gryles -- He does some really crazy stuff some times. Have you seen the episode where he hides out in the corpse of a camel?

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  2. @stuck in my head

    Oh yeah! It was gross. Somehow "climbing into a semi-freshly-dead camel to stay warm" sounds grosser than "drinking your own urine to stay hydrated" but after seeing them both, I think they're on a level playing field.

    On second thought, that whole part about using your leatherman tool to open up and de-gut a camel to make a sleeping space for your own body... ewww. Be sure to pack hand sanitizer.

    Wait, wait, wait, on third thought, that whole part about peeing into your own water bottle then immediately drinking your urine... ewww. It's salty. Ewww. And warm. Ewww. Ewww.

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  3. I have yet to see a Man vs Wild episode where he did not either pee on himself or make me gag.

    I love the farmer's market!

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  4. Oh that is so cool. Am tempted to go to the Loop just so I can see this woman! heehee.

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  5. I like that Bear Grylls almost always ends up almost completely naked in each episode. He may do really disgusting things but dang he looks good in nothing but the Union Jack. :D

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  6. We always went to the Loop Market when we lived there. BigGuy would pick up something grilled from Mama's Coal Pot. We were just there and stopped at Bubble Tea after grabbing some veggies.

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