...at the farmer's market in the Loop.
3 ears of corn
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
University City, MO 63130
Listening to: Bear Gryles (Man vs. Wild); he's drinking his own urine. Ewww.