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Locavore’s Guide to Food and Drink

AMERICAN GRASS FED BEEF

Delicious, Free Raised® American Grass Fed Beef® is not your typical grass fed beef. Our 100% grass fed and grass-finished heritagebred Angus cattle are expertly finished by the Whisnant family on the certified organic pastures
of Rain Crow Ranch. Using over 9 varieties of grass and careful pasture management techniques, the Whisnant family has reintroduced authentic grass fed beef with a clean, pure, mild flavor. Their knowledge and experise produces delicious marbled beef that is tender and juicy, making Free Raise® American Grass Fed Beef® the right choice. You can find American Grass Fed Beef at the following markets and restaurants: Schnucks, Straubs, An American Place, Cornerstone Nutriton & Coffehouse, One St. Louis Union Station, Mike Shannon’s Steak House, Niche Restaurant, Summit Produce, Terrene, The Crossing, Whole Foods Market. You can also order from our website www.americangrassfedbeef.com.

BUTLER’S PANTRY & BIXBY’S RESTAURANT

Butler’s Pantry is one of St. Louis’ largest full service caterers and event planning companies; however the expertise does not end there. Exclusively catering at some of the city’s most cutting edge venues, Bixby’s at the Missouri History Museum is one of the most popular. Dedicated to providing fresh, nutrient rich and delicious cuisine Bixby’s achieves this standard by actively endorsing the restaurant motto, “dining with local influence.” Making the effort to abandon the negative effects of industrial agriculture, Bixby’s is committed to using locally grown products whenever possible. Chicken entrees, a plethora of salads, soups and flatbreads grace the menu and boast ingredients within a 200 mile radius. Chef de Cuisine, Todd Lough understands the importance of utilizing local resources when preparing his menu. “Sustainability is the biggest factor when driving the decision to purchase locally. The products we receive from Double Star Farm are high quality and extremely fresh.” Bixby’s allegiance to sustainability ensures a fresh menu that is updated as seasons and product availability change. The distinctive ingredients create delectable dishes where bold presentation is complimented by rich flavors and leaves guests anxiously awaiting their next visit. For more information please call Bixby’s at 314-361-7313 or Butler’s Pantry at (314) 664-7680.

BUILD ST. LOUIS

Our nonprofit group promotes buying goods and services from locally owned independent businesses. BUILD also recognizes that food should be good, clean, and fair — and that those founding tenets of the Slow Food movement should apply to everyone. To that end, BUILD is a long-standing and proud supporter of local farmers, growers, and food producers, such as Maplewood Farmers Market and Companion; as well as businesses who buy from them, such as Local Harvest Café & Catering and Schlafly Bottleworks. Besides our member businesses, BUILD is also proud of our member organizations who are working to effect change in our local food system, such as Slow Food St. Louis; and those helping to ensure everyone, regardless of income level, has access to fresh, healthy food, such as the Old North Grocery Co-op. BUILD is also proud of the efforts of our local media partners, Sauce Magazine, The Healthy Planet Magazine, The Gateway Gardener Magazine, R3 Saint Louis, and 88.1 KDHX. Supporting local businesses and food producers ensures that we are not only keeping our communities distinctive, vibrant, and stable, but our local food system as well. Learn more at www.BUILDstlouis.org. Email us at info@buildstlouis.org to join our coalition and co-op campaign as a business, nonprofit, or citizen member!

DIERBERGS MARKET

Homegrown Tomatoes from Stuckmeyer Farms in Columbia, Illinois. Dierbergs is your exclusive supermarket source in St. Louis. Of all the locally grown produce, nothing sparks conversation more than the merits of big, red-ripe tomato. That’s why Dierbergs has partnered for years with Mel Stuckmeyer. He’s a fourth-generation farmer with loads of experience and an incredible passion for farming. We think the tomatoes he nurtures on his fields in Columbia, Illinois, are simply the best around. According to Mel Stuckmeyer, it’s the humidity that gives the flavor to a homegrown tomato (and goodness knows we have plenty of humidity to go around here in St. Louis!). Homegrown tomatoes have a different flavor than California tomatoes because California tomatoes are grown in an arid climate – plus they have a tougher skin. You just can’t beat a great homegrown tomato. A BLT is just another sandwich if the “T” on your sandwich isn’t juicy and full of flavor. Mel is growing his tomatoes with your BLT in mind. And the tomatoes he’s picking today can be topping your sandwich at tomorrow’s lunch! Enjoy!

FREDDIES MARKET
Freddie’s Market offers a large selection of local products, meats, cheeses, and seasonal fruits and vegetables. Freddie’s Market supports local farmers such as Kreilich Farm, Greenwood Farms, The Old Homestead Farm, and Sayersbrook Bison Ranch. Also available are a huge selection of locally produced products such as Chauvin Coffee, Westphalia, Stonehill, St. James, and Peaceful Bend Wines, Schlafly beer, Shakespeare’s, Dogtown, and T.J.’s Pizzas, The Billy Goat Chip Company, Colossal Chips, and Junior League of St. Louis Cinnamon Rolls. Freddie’s Market also has a great local selection of sauces and dressings including Taste of the Hill, Zia’s, Rigazzi’s, Imo’s Pizza Sauce, Pineapple Island, Mama Patrina’s, Andria’s Steak Sauce, Syberg’s Wing Sauce, Citizen Kane’s Steak Seasoning, Pappy’s Gourmet Jelly’s and Relish, Hendrickson’s, and Rich & Charlie’s Dressings. Some other local products include Pepperland Premium Blends, Bob Finck Honey, Breadsmith, Mound City Shelled Nut Company, Dad’s Cookie Company, Ted Drewes Frozen Custard, and Ann & Allen’s Gooey Butter Cakes. Be sure to stop in Freddie’s Market for a huge selection of local and organic products. To learn more, visit www.freddiesmarket.com, call 314-968-1914, or stop in to Freddie’s Market located at the corner of Rock Hill and Big Bend Blvd in Webster Groves at 9052 Big Bend Blvd.,
63119.

FARM TO FAMILY NATURALLY SAPPINGTON FARMERS MARKET

Sappington Farmers Market is the only farmerowned supermarket in Missouri. Because the owners are farmers, the customer is assured of getting the freshest, most natural, close-tohome, local produce, meat, cheese, eggs and specialty items. Free-range chicken, eggs and turkeys (in season), fresh, frozen and cured beef and pork products and specialty meats like corned beef are all available from Missouri’s family farms. Farm to Family’s owners have worked with a number of farmer cooperatives over the winter of 2010/2011 to ensure great variety and freshness in seasonal produce offerings. Farmers from Missouri’s Central Ozarks and the Bootheel region, as well as an Amish community from central Illinois are ready to provide strawberries, lettuce, blackberries, microgreens, beets, greens, tomatoes, peppers, squash, onions, potatoes, okra, cucumbers, purple-hull peas, okra, sweet potatoes and more throughout the summer and fall. The store also has a huge selection of Missouri-produced specialty items like mustard, apple butter, salsas, jams and jellies, elderberry products, dips, soups and locally ground coffee. Farm to Family’s CSA program provides boxes of fresh farm foods to subscribers from May through October. 8400 Watson Road between Elm and Laclede. 314-843-7848. sappingtonfarmersmkt.com. Facebook at Farm to Family Naturally Sappington Farmers Market.

LOCAL HARVEST GROCERY, CAFE AND CATERING

At Local Harvest Grocery we are BUILDING A LOCAL FOOD COMMUNITY. Our shelves are stocked with local and sustainably grown produce and pasture raised meats, local cheeses, local and non-homogenized milk, organic products and even
home cleaning products and personal care items produced right here in St. Louis. In addition to grocery items we have a large selection of craft beers, sustainable and organic wines, and locally made spirits. We have all your favorite local purveyors and farmers: Berhanu Ah-Zeefah dips, Billy Goat Chips, Salume Beddu, Todd Geisert Pork Products, Green Dirt Farms Sheep Cheese, Baetje Goat Cheese, Companion, Great Harvest, Goshen and Kuva Coffee, Kilgus Farmstead milk and yogurt, Missouri Grass Fed Beef, Greenwood Farms cheeses, Troutdale Trout, Stinger Honey and produce from farms in Missouri and Illinois. When you shop at Local Harvest Grocery our staff can tell you where your food came from and how it was grown. We provide friendly and helpful service and want all of our customers to eat well! Come in today and see how good local can taste! For more information please visit Local Harvest at 3108 Morganford Rd., or call 314-865-5260 or visit us online atlocalharvestgrocery.com.

SCHLAFLY BEER
SCHLAFLY TAP ROOM
SCHLAFLY BOTTLEWORKS

Schlafly Beer is the largest independent, locally owned brewery in St. Louis. Operating since 1991, Schlafly Beer has two breweries, The Schlafly Tap Room and Schlafly Bottleworks. With a focus on quality and variety, we brew and bottle more than twenty-five styles of beer over the course of the year. From Helles-Style Summer Lager to Pale Ale to Oktoberfest, Schlafly Beer brews a beer for every taste. For twenty years, we have been committed to brewing fresh, local beer with high quality ingredients. As we have grown as a company, so has our desire to make responsible business decisions that take into account both our local and global impact. From restoring two abandoned buildings to house our breweries, to supporting local vendors whenever prudent, to becoming the first restaurant in the city to implement a system for composting 100% of our organic waste, Schlafly Beer always considers the health of our community and the Earth. We may be just a small brewery, but at Schlafly we are committed to the idea that any effort still makes a positive difference. For more information about Schlafly Beer, please visit www.schlafly.com.

SCHNUCKS MARKETS

The Schnucks Difference – Season’s Best Peaches! Schnucks buys directly from growers we know and trust. They ship straight to our stores so you get the freshest produce. Buying direct cuts the time it takes to get fresh fruits and vegetables from fields and orchards to your table. We pride ourselves in bringing you the pick of the homegrown crop! We are proud to partner with local growers for the best local produce – picked fresh and shipped to us for peak flavor and quality. Schnucks believes that offering seasonal fruits and vegetables with the best taste and quality is more important than offering them first. We’ve partnered with family-owned Eckert’s Farms because they grow the finest and tastiest peaches in the Midwest. Eckert’s Farms began with the dreams of an immigrant farmer in 1837. Chris Eckert and his family are carrying on the tradition today in their orchards and fields. Ripe, juicy and full of vitamin C, get the pick of the homegrown peach crop in our Produce Department starting the second week of July – fresh to you from the Eckert family!

WHOLE FOODS MARKET

Whole Foods Market is permanently committed to buying from local producers whose fruits and vegetables meet our high quality standards, particularly those who farm organically and are themselves dedicated to environmentally friendly, sustainable agriculture. We are greatly increasing our efforts in this regard by further empowering our individual stores and regional buyers to seek out locally grown produce. Our history and reputation is intimately linked to our support of local farmers. For more than 30 years, we have worked to provide you with the broadest possible selection of the highest quality produce available. Our search for that produce begins right outside our front door in every community where we do business. To learn more go to: www.wholefoodsmarket.com. Visit us at: Whole Foods Market Galleria, 1601 S. Brentwood Blvd. 314-968-7744. Whole Foods Market Town & Country. 1160 Town and Country Crossing Drive. 636-527-1160.

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