Soulard Farmers Market

Soulard Farmers Market, Saint Louis: Hours, Address, Soulard Farmers Market Reviews: 4.5/5

Soulard Farmers Market
4.5
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Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Soulard Market is the oldest farmers market west of the Mississippi established in 1779 and is open Wednesday-Saturday. We have local farmers, one organic farmer, a world class bakery, spice shop, and many produce vendors that handle local and shipped in produce. The market also carries a variety of other general merchandise like shirts, jewelry, incense, sports memorabilia, hand made soaps, carpet, photography and hand made crafts. We are open 52 weeks a year. Our location is within a mile of Busch Stadium, Anheuser-Busch Brewery, the Gateway Arch & Riverboat Cruises, and the National Blues Museum. Our neighborhood is home to approx. 40 restaurants & bars, historic homes, and live music 7 days a week.
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zombienic
Minnesota1,209 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
We spent a couple hours here on a Saturday morning. I've never been to a farmer's market this big. Reviews sounded like there wouldn't be many vendors but there were only a couple empty spaces! Got coffee and pastries at one "indoor store" that had a line for good reason! and soap and incense from another very inexpensive yet friendly vendor. Would love to live here so we could by fruits and veg but we were visiting from MN. What a treat! There were live chickens laying eggs and one vendor had a pool of fish he was "catching" and putting on ice. Can't get any fresher than that!
Docked one star for the old man literally dripping snot from his nose while bagging up someone's food. Got out of that line real quick! Ugh. Felt bad for those people. Wonder if they passed on their order.
Parking is scarce also but we lucked out with a spot only half a block away-and someone snagged it right after we left!
Sorry if my picture is sideways, not sure why that keeps happening on TA, it looks right on my phone.
Written March 30, 2022
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RDH
Barnhart, MO732 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
Prices are great for most fresh produce. Vendors are pleasant overall. We went home happy with fresh bread, fresh fruits, fresh flowers, smoked pork chops, frozen homemade seafood canalloni and also tried a fresh tamale. We will return, as we go 2-3x per year.
Written April 17, 2021
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Rita A
Paris, MO190 contributions
Jan 2020
Visited this market for the first time this last weekend. Due to it being January, not all vendors were present, but there was still an amazing variety of goods to choose, from baked goods to pasta to fresh fruits and vegetables to a wide variety of meats in the meat market. Such as shark, alligator tail, coon, frog legs, you name it! The bakery was amazing. I bought Focaccia bread and a pasta sauce. The bread was DELICIOUS! We plan to go back again!
Written January 13, 2020
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brmusicman
Chicago, IL2,826 contributions
Jun 2021
We spent a long summer weekend in St. Louis. I was pretty excited to visit the Soulard Farmer’s Market based on what I’d read online. My online research indicated that the market would be open on a Friday.

We had a decent time…but the market itself disappointed, at least from a tourism perspective. Friday morning seemed pretty quiet; most of the booths were closed or empty, as were the small stores in the center of the market. We’d gone hoping for a late breakfast—a delicious pastry somewhere, perhaps, and some coffee. Both of those were not to be found!

That said, the vendors that were present had a nice array of produce and meats; if you were staying at a house or cooking a meal, it’d be a super-fun place to buy your ingredients. There were a fair number of locals doing their shopping.

People seemed to indicate Saturday would be a better day for things like fresh breads, flowers, etc., or grabbing a light bite. We didn’t make it back on Saturday.
Written July 29, 2021
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Odyssey37795
Grand Ledge, Michigan2 contributions
My family and I toured the soulard Farmers Market on a very warm, muggy Saturday. However, warm and muggy as it WAS, it was so fun that I kept going from booth to booth till I had seen it all! The veggies looked great, the meat and spice markets were inviting, etc. but the mix of people was the best part...everyone having fun,looking for fresh produce and good things to eat! I'd certainly go back again and again....the vendors were friendly and the building itself was very interesting! The bathrooms were relatively clean in spite of all the foot traffic! All in all, it was delilghtful!
Written September 1, 2003
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Titanium123
New York City, NY50 contributions
Soulard market is where you go on Fridays and Saturdays to grab all those fruits and veggies that are expensive at your grocery store. Just bring them home and wash them.

This is a must if you want fresh healthy foods at affordable prices.
Written March 26, 2013
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Steve earl
Melbourne, Australia233 contributions
Sep 2019 • Solo
If your a people watcher then get on down to the market it’s a genuine all sorts adventure

I went in on a Saturday and was hustled, bustled and pushed up and down the aisles with expending any of my own energy - felt a bit like a mosh pit

So hot sweaty , parched and a little disoriented we (albeit I said solo) debunked at the next exit

I returned the following Friday when half the stalls were open being the Labour Day long weekend - this time by myself

So the people watching began , casual chats with marketeers and long chat with a crew from the St Louis Fire department boot collecting for Jerry Lewises program supporting kids with muscular dystrophy-
An array of fruit and veg, some meat and deli locations , artisan breads , Bric a brac and all other things one can think of and sometimes wouldn’t

So worth a look which ever day you go but hopefully if not busy have a natter as you go
Written September 7, 2019
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Jossey
Missouri116 contributions
Apr 2015 • Couples
Yes - chickens! This market makes Wal-Mart look like a rip-off. Surprisingly low prices on fruits, vegetables, plants, and about anything else you might need or want. I am envious of residents living near the market. Plus live music! Fun Saturday morning.
Written May 11, 2015
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adc101214
103 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
The Soulard market is amazing. We wished we lived closer so we could take home more goods. Plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Unique items as well. Be sure to have a cactus or peach margarita and some gooey butter cake. Live music sometimes. There are a lot of people, but it is easy to navigate.
Written June 22, 2019
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EngelkingCGMN
Cottage Grove, MN2,008 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
While open year round, the peak time for the Farmers Market is May through August. The least vendors are present in the January through March period. Saturdays are the peak day of the weak, with Friday, Thursday and Wednesday less busy respectively. We came on a Thursday in March and aside from the spice shop, butcher shop and cajun food stand there were only a handful of produce vendors present. None the less, we had a good time and would definitely come back. I highly recommend having lunch at Bogart's BBQ which is right across the street from the farmer's market.
Written March 15, 2019
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  • Wed - Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 6:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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