The Boxcar Grocer is open!

Boxcar GrocerLooking for some organic produce and don’t feel like making a long drive to the Farmer’s Market? Do you prefer to shop from local farms? Then the Boxcar Grocer is for you! This modern version of the corner store has opened in neighboring Castleberry Hill at 249 Peters Street.

From their website – “Boxcar offers a wide range of culturally and community appropriate items in addition to our organic produce, fresh bakery treats, and dairy selection.” It is great to have a local source of such yummy goodness! Hours are Tuesday – Saturday 9am-8pm, Sunday & Monday 11am-6pm.

Kroc Center Farmer’s Market

Kroc Center Farmer's Market
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If you have still not stopped by the Kroc Center Farmer’s Market on a Saturday, what are you waiting for? Fresh produce brought just across Metropolitan from our neighborhood and sold at reasonable prices? Sign me up!

This program endeavors to not only provide low cost fresh produce to the surrounding neighborhoods, but they also employ some teens in the area so they can learn about business.

We hope to see you there loading up on a Saturday soon!

The Farmer’s Market is Here!

The Kroc Center launched their farmer’s market last weekend to the delight of local residents! The market, located in front of the Kroc Center at the corner of Metropolitan Avenue and Mary Street, just across from Pearce Street, is open on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. Get there early as they were running out last weekend.

The market runs until at least late August, if not past it. The produce is purchased at the State Farmer’s Market in Forest Park and brought up that morning. Starting in late June several local teens will be able to work with the farmer’s market, learning key business skills.

Last weekend the market had peaches, collard greens, carrots, oranges, corn, lettuce, limes and some other fruits and vegetables. Come support this local effort and get some great produce just across the street from Adair Park!

Kroc Center to start Farmer’s Market!!

Farmers MarketThe Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center is starting a farmer’s market just across the street from Adair Park! This market will be open on Saturdays from 9am-2pm. They look to begin on May 1st and run through September 30th. In addition, they are looking at this as an opportunity to employ 6 neighborhood kids, teaching them about owning your own business.

We will keep you posted as everything shakes out, but needless to say, this is exciting!