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2017 Wildwood Farmers Market- ON MAIN STREET

The 2017 Farmers Market season is just around the corner. The reports from our producer vendors have been quite positive (so far). Of course with the last several days of heavy rain, things could change. But we will still begin the season on Saturday, May 13th at 8:30am. Just in time for Mother’s Day, customers can look forward to shopping at the market for flowers, plants, speciality food items, fresh produce and handmade artisan wares.

With your continued and growing support, we are looking forward to really expanding our local farm fresh produce selection this year. We are happy to welcome new producers from the local area that are working hard to bring us fresh, seasonal vegetables, fruits and berries, meats, eggs, baked goods, honey, herbs, plants, flowers and more. In addition to the locally grown produce, locally branded food items and handmade artisan wares, we will continue to have the Little Sprouts kids market tent and live music each week. Author Fest will be held on the third Saturday of each month. This is an opportunity to come meet local authors and purchase books of all genres; mystery, childrens, fiction, non-fiction and more.

We have a big change in the market this season and that is the change in location. Most of you that live in the community have probably noticed the construction that has been taking place in the area where we have had the market. You may have been wondering how will the market be set up and where will it be during this period of construction? To be quite honest, we were too!! Looking down the road (literally) and planning for the future, the decision to move the market to MAIN STREET, in front of the Wildwood City Hall was agreed on. We think it will be a great venue and we are looking forward to the new location. It will be different, but we hoping the change will create a positive “vibe” and be a catelyst for future growth of the farmers market.

Each week, we will continue to post the Market report and blog keeping all of you up to date on what vendors will be attending each week, what they will be bringing to market, seasonal recipes and stories. We will post a calendar of market music as well.

We will continue to be a producer only market. Our market motto of “home grown, home made and hand made, locally grown, seasonal, produce and artisan wares” will still be a priority. We strive to bring our community a variety of  quality market vendors each week. Whatever is growing and being harvested in our local area (125 miles or less) should be at our farmers market each week. The produce will be fresh, just picked, packed and brought to you by the folks that are producing it. The meats will be from animals that have been raised and cared for by the folks at the market tent. The honey and eggs from “local” bees and chickens. The customer and the producer’s can connect and create relationships on a week to week basis at the market.

The Wildwood Farmers Market is not only a fun, community event each week, but a place of commerce.  Our hope is to make this a great gathering place where local, small farmers, producers, artisans and entrepreneurs can come together with the customer to support the local economy and keep more of each dollar spent circulating within our community.

We are looking forward to the 2017 season and hope to see you at the market.


Dove Release this weekend

We are fortunate to have “Wish Upon a Dove” at the market this Saturday. If you have not experienced the excitement of a release before, you will have that chance tomorrow. The doves will be released at 10:30 a.m. but come a little early to learn a bit more about the doves, how they are handled and how they find their way home again. You might even get a chance to make a wish on a dove that will then carry it up into the sky . . .

Author-fest Aug. 13

We have an unique addition to the market this weekend. We are starting an “author-fest” where we will feature a number of local authors sharing their stories and doing book signings. We look forward to this being the first of, what we expect to be, a regular event.

This week we are showcasing the works of

Laine Boyd
Denise Elam Dauw
Braxton DeGarmo
Jim Merkel
Robert Treskillard

Laine Boyd

Laine Boyd writes, ghost-writes, and edits fiction and non-fiction. She is the mother of two grown children and sponsors two children through World Vision. A trained musician, avid cook, and animal lover, she lives with her husband and two rescue cats in the St. Louis metropolitan area where she is a self-proclaimed expert on chocolate. Laine can be contacted either through Facebook, or e-mail at lainejb@outlook.com Her current works, published by Ballad Publishing, LLC, are “Unharmonious” and “Dinner and a Murder.” Upcoming books include a 2-book series, “He’ll Find You.”

Denise Elam Dauw

Denise Elam Dauw is a music educator in Rockwood School District. She holds a M.M. in Music Education from the University of Missouri – St. Louis and a B.M. in Music Education from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. Specializing in instrumental music as a band director, Ms. Elam Dauw also has experience teaching choir, orchestra, piano, music history and appreciation, guitar, jazz band, marching band, and color guard. She is currently a member of the St. Louis Writer’s Guild, the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and volunteers for the St. Louis Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Community involvement also includes giving educational, research-based lectures on music and memory along with the power of music in the brain, and entertaining residents at local assisted living facilities. Please visit her website and monthly blog at www.denise-elam-dauw.com

Braxton DeGarmo, MD

“A Zealot’s Destiny” – a political thriller (MedAir Series #5)
“Wrongfully Removed” – a medical thriller (MedAir Series #4)
“The Silenced Shooter” – a political thriller (MedAir Series #3)
“Rescued and Remembered” – a thriller (MedAir Series #2)
“Looks that Deceive” – a medical thriller (MedAir Series #1)
“Indebted” – a story of hope and redemption
“The Militant Genome” – a medical thriller

Braxton can’t lay claim to wanting to be a writer all his life, although his mother and seventh grade English teacher were convinced he had what it would take. He went to Duke University, earned a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Engineering with a major in Bio-Medical Engineering, and followed that with medical school at the University of Cincinnati. After a residency in Emergency Medicine at Madigan Army Medical Center, he served tours as the Chief, Emergency Medical Services at Fort Campbell, KY and as a research Flight Surgeon at Fort Rucker, AL. Who had time to write?

By the late 1990′s, his professional and family life had settled down, somewhat, and his mother once again took up her mantra, “Write a book. You’re a good writer.” Yet, with no experience in writing anything other than technical articles, he hesitated to try his hand at fiction. That changed in 1997 when the local newspaper held a writing contest for Valentine’s Day. Out of 1100 entries, he made it to the top five finalists and realized that maybe he could write fiction after all.

Website: www.braxtondegarmo.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Braxton.DeGarmo.Author

Jim Merkle

  • Beer, Brats, and Baseball: German-Americans in St. Louis
  • Hoosiers and Scrubby Dutch: St. Louis’s South Side
  • The Making of an Icon: The Dreamers, The Schemers, and The Hard Hats Who
  • Built the Gateway Arch
  • The Lighthouse on Devils Island

Jim Merkel is a longtime St. Louis journalist and the author of three books about St. Louis: Hoosiers and Scrubby Dutch: St. Louis’s South Side; Beer, Brats, and Baseball: German-Americans in St. Louis; and The Making of an Icon: The Dreamers, The Schemers, and The Hard Hats Who Built The Gateway Arch. This fall, Reedy Press will release his newest book, The Colorful Characters of St. Louis. He and his wife Lorraine live in the Bevo Mill neighborhood of South St. Louis.

Robert Treskillard

Robert Treskillard is a Celtic enthusiast who has been crafting stories from his early youth, is a software developer, graphic artist, and sometime bladesmith. It all began when Robert’s son wanted to learn blacksmithing and sword-making. The two set out to learn the crafts and in the process were told by a relative that they were descended from a Cornish blacksmith. This lit the fire of Robert’s imagination, and so welding his Celtic research to his love of the legends of King Arthur, a trilogy was forged—Merlin’s Blade, Merlin’s Shadow, and Merlin’s Nightmare—the books of The Merlin Spiral, published by Blink Young Adult Books, an imprint of HarperCollins.