Eat fresh veggies and ripe, delicious fruit knowing it’s straight from the earth with nothing harmful added. Going organic usually means that you buy and eat fruits and vegetables that have been grown without pesticides. From the organic farmer’s perspective, it requires a great deal of effort to ensure the soil and crops are as natural as they claim. The end result is a harvest of healthy, fresh bounty of delicious freshly picked foods packed with natural nutrients and free of harmful chemicals. Support these local farmers and enjoy the finest organic produce in the area. Find the best in fresh greens and fruit when you shop these top spots for organic produce in St. Louis.
Local Harvest
3108 Morganford Road
St. Louis, MO 63116
(314) 865-5260
localharvestgrocery.com

Eat local and organic on site, inside the cafe, or have foods delivered to your door. For a special event, ask about catering services that provide healthy boxed meals for groups of tens to hundreds of guests. Take part in the seed library where you will find tons of seeds that do well in the region, ready for planting. Everything is locally sourced and sustainable with many organic and gluten-free options.

St. Charles Farmers Market
520 N. Riverside
St. Charles, MO 63301
(636) 928-1441
www.Facebook.com/FarmersMarketofStCharlesMO

Wake up on Saturdays from mid-May through the end of October and enjoy fresh produce. When the weather is nice, area farmers come together to share their harvest in the outdoor parking lot of the Art Foundry in downtown St. Charles. Some mornings, you will even have the opportunity to enjoy the sounds of local musicians while you stroll the aisles of food to purchase. Check the weather before you leave, because sometimes the conditions call for unexpected or early closures, but if you have a favorite farmer, you can always contact them directly rain or shine.

St. Louis Soulard Farmer’s Market
730 Carroll St.
St. Louis, MO 63104
(
314) 622-4180
www.soulardmarket.com

Experience a St. Louis tradition that has been in the area for hundreds of years. Spend a weekend morning, or from May through September Wednesday through Saturday, shopping row after row filled with booths from local farmers. A great number of these farmers offer organic fruits and vegetables ready for purchase. Visit the Southwest wing of the building for the largest selection of organic produce. 

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Ferguson Farmer’s Market
20 S. Florissant Road
Ferguson, MO 63135
(
314) 324-4298
fergusonfarmersmarket.com

Find organic and locally grown veggies, fruits and more at this multiple award-winning market. Enjoy the peaceful, early morning of downtown Ferguson and rows of fresh produce during the spring through the fall. During the winter months, shop indoors at the St. Stephens Parish Hall on North Clay. Local and sustainable farmers come out with their crops to share, and local entertainers perform to keep the mood happy.

Vesterbrook Farm
16991 Highway W.
Clarksville, MO 63336
(573) 560-0871
www.vesterbrookfarm.com

Place your order for a box of fresh veggies big enough for one or for the whole family, and have your organic food delivered fresh from the farm to your front door, or pick some up at the farm’s private co-op. Farmer Mike Brabo and his crew work hard to provide the St. Louis area with the best fresh organic fruits, vegetables, eggs and meat on this CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm. After personally experiencing a cancer diagnosis, the family began to pursue foods that would provide rich nutrients without harmful pesticides. Today, the farm is Missouri Organic Association and USDA approved as a CNG, Certified Naturally Grown, farm land.

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Tere Scott is a freelance writer and author of e-books and two educational blogs. She loves to research information to share. She currently resides in St. Louis. Her work can be found at PuddleJumping.

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