Local Farmers Markets offer more than produce
Date: 4/24/2012 Album ID: 1457130
Photos by Christian Gooden, Laurie Skrivan, and Erik Lunsford of the Post-Dispatch
Fresh meats, nuts, and beans are just a few of the offerings local farmers and vendors offer for sale at the farmers markets around town.
Marcia Schechter (left) highlights the benefits of her nut nixture, Grandma's Nuts, to Debra Neely at the Washington University Farmer's Market near Barnes-Jewish Hospital on Thursday, April 19, 2012.
Photo by Christian Gooden, cgooden@post-dispatch.com
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Grandma's Nuts, a nut mixture made by Marcia Schechter, are on display at the Washington University Farmer's Market near Barnes-Jewish Hospital on Thursday, April 19, 2012.
Photo by Christian Gooden, cgooden@post-dispatch.com
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Grandma's Nuts, a nut mixture made by Marcia Schechter, are on display at the Washington University Farmer's Market near Barnes-Jewish Hospital on Thursday, April 19, 2012.
Photo by Christian Gooden, cgooden@post-dispatch.com
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Estie Cruz-Curoe moments before pouring  Schlafly beer into the sofrito before adding the black beans Tuesday, April 17, 2012, in St. Louis. Cruz- Curoe owns del Carmen, a local food company that specializes in cuban style black beans, black bean soup and vegetable broth. Cruz-Curoe sells her local product at various farmer's market. Production Manager Patty Havermale is shown on the right Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com
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Estie Cruz-Curoe pours Schlafly beer into her sofrito before adding the black beans Tuesday, April 17, 2012, in St. Louis. Cruz- Curoe owns del Carmen, a local food company that specializes in Cuban style black beans, black bean soup and vegetable broth. Cruz-Curoe sells her local product at various farmer's market.  Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com
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Estie Cruz-Curoe pours baked black beans into her signature sofrito Tuesday, April 17, 2012, in St. Louis. Cruz- Curoe owns del Carmen, a local food company that specializes in Cuban black beans, black bean soup and vegetable broth. Cruz-Curoe sells her local product at various farmer's market.  Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com
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The company del Carmen specializes in Cuban style black beans, black bean soup and vegetable broth. The owner of the company, Estie Cruz-Curoe sells her local product at various farmer's market. They are sold frozen since they are made fresh with no preservatives. Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com
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Yellow oyster mushrooms sit for sale from Ozark Forest Mushrooms at the Schlafly Farmers Market on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, in Maplewood. Photo by Erik M. Lunsford elunsford@post-dispatch.com
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Julie Holley of Ozark Forest Mushrooms stocks the display at the Schlafly Farmers Market on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, in Maplewood. Photo by Erik M. Lunsford elunsford@post-dispatch.com
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Tomato plants from EarthDance are set for sale at the Schlafly Farmers Market on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, in Maplewood. Photo by Erik M. Lunsford elunsford@post-dispatch.com
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Evan Winkler and Molly Rockamann of EarthDance stock produce during the Schlafly Farmers Market on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, in Maplewood. Photo by Erik M. Lunsford elunsford@post-dispatch.com
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Fresh chives for sale from the St. Louis University Nutrition and Dietetics department booth at the Schlafly Farmers Market on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, in Maplewood. Photo by Erik M. Lunsford elunsford@post-dispatch.com
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Photographs representing meat for sale from The Farmer's Larder at the Schlafly Farmers Market on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, in Maplewood. Photo by Erik M. Lunsford elunsford@post-dispatch.com
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Lucian Matoushek, left, and his father Tom Matoushek from The Farmer's Larder wait for customers at the Schlafly Farmers Market on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, in Maplewood. Photo by Erik M. Lunsford elunsford@post-dispatch.com
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A sign from Midwest Pasta thanks customers at the Schlafly Farmers Market on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, in Maplewood. Photo by Erik M. Lunsford elunsford@post-dispatch.com
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