Farmington, MO Fall Festival

Guest Post by Jody McDowell The annual Farmington Fall Festival is happening downtown this Saturday, the 24th, from 9:00 to 3:00. West Columbia street will be lined with festive booths featuring handmade arts and crafts from local artists, and delicious eats. There is sure to be something for everyone! Animal … Continue reading

Farming in Your Own Backyard

  Guest Post by Bruce Clithero A local TV station recently aired the special “Cutting Edge Fighting Fat”. About one-third of U.S. adults (33.8%) are obese, and approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2-19 years are obese. One of seven low-income, preschool-aged children is obese. You don’t … Continue reading

Being Snowed in Just Got Better

During the two years I lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I became a big fan of Yuengling Lager. When I was in grad school, Yuengling was the best tasting inexpensive beer in Pittsburgh, and it was a local (to Pennsylvania) brewery, to boot. Yuengling isn’t available to purchase in the St. … Continue reading

The Dutzow Deli

On my journey home from Wright City, Missouri last week, I was on the lookout for the kind of local hole-in-the-wall restaurant that would take courage to try out. I wanted to go somewhere that, if I’d had a travel companion that day, would have said, “Are you SURE about … Continue reading

Three Websites You Should Read Today

When I happen upon good website content, it’s usually by accident or because a friend sends me a link.  Now it’s my turn to pass on three Missouri websites that I support: Off the Eaten Path STL A few months ago I met a food blogger in St. Louis named … Continue reading

Local Harvest St. Louis…and Beets

One of the best parts of my job is that I get to work with coworkers ranging in age from teenagers through retirees (who’ve come back to work in retirement). Last week at work, two coworkers were discussing beets, which it seems have a reputation as an “old person’s food”. … Continue reading

Vintage Vinyl Records

In the days before the internet, when a small town girl was forced to drive 70 miles to buy any album that wasn’t mainstream, Vintage Vinyl was where I went. In 2009, when a small town girl who’s heart is a Brooklynite is aching for a sense of connection to St. … Continue reading

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