About Soulard Market, History and Valuable Shopping Insight | Soulard Farmers Market St. Louis
Come early to get the freshest produce and the best deals. Bring your own shopping bags or purchase a reusable one at the market for only $3.00. An ATM is available on site, however it’s best to bring low denomination bills or change if possible. You may find yourself buying a few pounds of fruit from one vendor for a couple of dollars or a single choice onion from another vendor for a some change. Only a few vendors are set up to take credit and debit, however many accept “SNAP” Food Stamp benefits.
Many vendors at Soulard Market are area farmers who load their trucks with field fresh produce seasonally. Other vendors resell locally grown farm fresh produce when available as well as produce shipped from around the world.
A little history: Soulard Market is located in the Soulard neighborhood, which gets its name from Antoine Soulard, a French surveyor for the Spanish back in colonial days. After he died, his widow Julia gave the city two blocks of land to be used as a permanent market.
The market is one of the oldest farmers market in the United States that traces back to an open air farmer’s market in the area that began in 1779. Soulard Market moved to its present location at 730 Carrol Street in 1838 thanks to Julia Soulard where the current Grand Hall was built in 1929.
|Monday - Tuesday:||Closed|
|Wednesday - Friday:||8:00-17:00|