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Month: May 2015

Salt of the Earth to Open the Market

We are excited to announce that we have Salt of the Earth on tap for this week to launch the 2015 market season. They are a crowd favorite with a great mix of original music based around the idea of a roster of original roots and Americana music.

Salt of the Earth began out of the ashes of defunct alt-country group Belle Starr in early 2003, when guitarist and vocalist Lynne Reif and then guitarist Mike Schrand agreed to start a new musical project, based around the idea of a roster of almost all original roots and Americana music.

Work then began on the first release, “Against the Muse” with engineer/producer Mike Martin at The Broom Factory. Shortly after the January 2005 release of “Against the Muse”, cellist Jake Brookman became a full-time member of SOTE, making the band a “roots string quartet”.

In early 2006, Jim Hieger joined as the full-time lead guitarist and banjoist in SOTE.

In Summer 2006, the band went back to The Broom Factory to record their second release with Mike Martin, “These New Days”, released in January 2007.

SOTE’s third album, “So Sing to Me” was released on Nov. 7, 2009 and is available at a show, at iTunes or at CDBaby.com.

SOTE has been playing live steadily, and has built an over 100 song roster of original material, and a few cover songs to boot.

The band is made up of

Lynne Reif: Guitar, Harmonica, Cajon, Vocals
Mike Schrand: Bass, Baritone Guitar, Vocals
Jake Brookman: Cello
Jim Hieger: Guitar, Banjo

Salt of the Earth St. Louis on Facebook.

They have just released a new double live album (yes, TWO CDs).

Come enjoy the sounds and entertainment of SOTE

Market Report 5/30

We have a great line-up of vendors that includes local seasonal produce, meats, eggs, salsa, pickles, plants, herbs and spices, baked goods as well as lots of local artisans.

Look for a variety of lettuces, kale, onions, radishes, spinach, asparagus, broccoli, beets, strawberries and fresh herbs. Greenhouse tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers will also be available.

  • Adventures in Spice – local, custom blended herb and spices
  • The Cabinetry – Judy Poe, handcrafted wooden furniture
  • Cadet Creek – local seasonal produce from the field and greenhouse
  • Cindy’s for the Birds– hand painted and decorated concrete birdbaths and yard ornamentation
  • Eilerman Bros Farms and Orchards – Lisa Vogel, produce, fruits and berries, pies and turnovers
  • Fashion 101 – Gayle Maltzman, hand decorated shirts, hoodies, hats and more
  • In the Round Design  – Laura Warren, crocheted jewelry and accessories
  • It’s a Winnerman Card – Jim Winnerman, original, hand drawn, humorous cards
  • Jennifer Harman– handmade pottery
  • My Creative 123 – Joann Bowen, handmade worry dolls, jewelry and photography
  • Louise Belt– seasonal, local produce
  • Miller Organics – James Miller, local seasonal produce, plants and flowers
  • Keim Artworks – Matt Keim, unique hand turned wood items made from local trees
  • My Little Garden Barrel – locally created garden barrels
  • Moonshadow Farm – Ann Schmidt, local seasonal produce, plants, herbs, flowers
  • Noble Canine – locally made dog treats
  • Ray Rays Kettle Corn
  • Rocky Top Crafts – Donna Langheier, handcrafted wind chimes and bird feeders created from upcycled glass bottles
  • Santa Fe Farms – Maggie Pizarro, local, seasonal produce, fresh herbs and eggs
  • Debbie Sinn – handcrafted silver jewelry
  • Stinson Gardens – Staci Stinson, dish gardens, terrariums and handmade notecards
  • Sunny Creek Farm – locally produced chicken, eggs, beef, pork and produce
  • Trail Lodge Tea – locally produced, custom blended teas and accessories
  • Two Men and a Garden – a variety of locally produced salsas and pickles
  • Unique Greeting Cards by Alyce Givarz Photography – local photographer