The Downtown St. Louis Partnership
is hungry for a farmers' market and has asked Patrick Horine to organize and operate it. Horine founded the Tower Grove Farmers' Market
and is a co-owner of Local Harvest Grocery
and Local Harvest Café & Catering
in Tower Grove South.
Plans call for the market to operate mid-week, likely Thursday, with late-afternoon hours in order to entice the 30,000 or so downtown worker-bees clocking out at that time. The market would run from June through October at the Old Post Office Plaza
Horine and leaders of the Downtown Partnership met last week. But before committing to the project, Horine is polling vendors and farmers to gauge their interest. Supply
-- many markets have opened in the past couple years -- and downtown parking could pose problems.