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It may seem hard to believe with all this snow and cold we’ve had this week, but farmer’s market season is right around the corner!! *Happy Dance!!*

Yea, I am a bit excited. To me, there is nothing better than getting to look at glorious piles of produce and shopping from local vendors! Not only do you get fresh, delicious produce, but you support local businesses and farmers too! Total win-win!

I recently thought that I had to live without all this wondrous excitement during the winter months, but then I remember I’m in St. Louis! Where things are open all year round (like the zoo!)

So a few months ago, I went searching to see if there were any farmer’s market that still took place during this time of year. And I found not just one, but TWO! One is the Tower Grove Farmer’s Market, the other is Schlafly Farmer’s Market. Both are only held once a month Nov-March.

Back in January, a fellow dietetics intern and myself where able to visit the Schlafly Farmer’s Market. It is held year-round at the Schlafly Bottleworks location. While the market is outdoors during the summer, it is brought indoors during the winter to allow you to shop through the vendors in comfort!


I was quite impressed how with many vendors they had, even though it is technically farmer’s market off-season and it was indoors. There were vendors selling honey, coffee, baked goods, eggs, meat, and even organic vegetable seeds (which I really want to pick up for when planting starts in the Concordia Community Gardens across from Cotta!)

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Inside Schlafly Bottleworks is also a cute little restaurant, which is also open during the farmer’s market serving up brunch.  What a wonderful trip it would be to go have brunch and shop the farmer’s market!?

Now that I have you all excited, I should probably let you know that the Farmer’s Market is happening this Saturday, February 28th from 8:30AM – 12:00PM. I would definitely advice getting there early. It gets quite crowded.


For more information, go to their website. And if you want to stay in the know about the rest of St. Louis’ farmer’s markets, check out this list on

Also, be sure to check out my personal health and wellness blog, The Wholey Trinity.  I also love connecting on Twitter or Instagram! (I just posted some awesome pics from a catering event myself a few interns did on campus. Be sure to check out the delicious food!)

-XOXO Hannah



What I’ve appreciated most since coming to the 314 is the abundance of things to do and try! There is always something new to experience, whether the local music scene or an eclectic art show. My favorites have definitely been the awesome eateries. Here’s my top, nutrition-intern-approved spots to grab a bite. Click on the link to find out more about each restaurant.


1. Lulu’s Local Eatery 3201 S. Grand, St Louis, MO 63118

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2. Wildflower 4590 Laclede Avenue St. Louis, MO 63108

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3. Local Harvest Cafe  3137 Morgan Ford Rd, St Louis, MO 63116

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4. Seedz Cafe 6344 South Rosebury, Demun MO 63105

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5. Katie’s Pizza Cafe 6611 Clayton Rd, St. Louis MO 63117

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What’s your favorite STL spot for good eats? Comment below!

And don’t forget to check out my personal blog, The Wholey Trinity, for more health and nutrition topics!!

-XOXO Hannah


This past Saturday I was finally able to make it the the Farmers Market in my hometown of Arnold, Missouri. Since it only goes from 8am to noon, it required some effort to wake up for, but it was well worth it! I’m always so happy to be able to support local farms and products. Here are some of my pictures!

Overview of the market

I bought some zucchini!

And some locally produced soap!

And a cactus…

I resisted buying a walking stick, but they were pretty nifty looking.

Although I personally choose not to eat meat, if you do, local and small scale is the way to go!


I also resisted the urge to buy a bunny. ($15!?!?!? That’s a steal.)

Friendly chickens producing eggs!

So glad I finally checked it out. If you ever find yourself in Arnold between 8-12 on Saturday, I encourage you to do the same!


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