I recently discovered a new farmers market located in Cottleville that you should really get out to visit. Ricks Roadside Market is not only a farmers and artist market but a community hub.
This new market, located at 5382 Gutermuth Road in Cottleville, (just a half mile from St. Josephs Church) is located inside of a nice, clean big barn. The owners of Ricks are very community minded and are busy planning festivals, talent shows, and art classes, as well as weekly activities for kids.
The weekend that I visited Ricks, they had some serious talent on the schedule. Three talented musicians took the stage throughout the day and wow'ed visitors with their abilities. It was nice to enjoy the music of local musicians as I shopped for my fresh vegetables and fruits for the week. On top of the fresh produce, there were freshly baked items, coffee, oils, spices, art, crafts, and other items being offered by local community members and artisans. I think that's one of the things I love about this market, I know I'm shopping local small business when I shop here.
Here's some of the events they have on their calendar:
Friday, July 13th
6:00pm – 7:30pm - Kid Art at the Market
Workshop- Creative Clay and Paint
on Texture – Ages 7-12 years.
Saturday, July 14th
9:00am -10:15am – Kids Art at the Market Workshop- Parent and Child Clay –Ages 18 months – 4 years.
Saturday, July 15th
Kids Art at the Market Workshop- Clay for Kids and Paint on Texture–Ages 7- 12 years.
Saturday, July 14th - Community Garage Sale – bring your items to
Saturday, August 4th
and Sunday, August 5th - The Peach Festival – 2 complete days of
entertainment, 30 animal petting zoo, face painting, balloon artist, food, beer, wine, live music, contests, and dunking booths to raise money for local
high school athletics. PEACH GOODIES GALORE!
Visit their Facebook page for more information.
Ricks Roadside Market's Website:
The bottom line is that this is an excellent place to visit on a regular basis for fresh goods, local arts and crafts and a feeling of community, hope to see you there soon!