Missouri Cheeses – A Follow Friday Guest Post

Guest Post Contributed by Michelle Marcus I recently returned from a trip to England where I got to taste many amazing cheeses, and each one was incredibly fresh. These cheeses I ate in England inspired me to help you find local, fresh cheese in Missouri. Featured last fall in Feast … Continue reading

Crown Valley’s Home Brewer’s Contest

Somewhere amidst the beautiful, rolling hillsides of rural Missouri in between Ste. Genevieve and Farmington is a tiny community called Kaufman. Kaufman used to have a school house, but that school house is now a brewery. That brewery held a home brewer’s contest on Saturday afternoon from noon to 4:00 … Continue reading

Big Field Cafe – Ste. Genevieve Missouri

Saturday afternoon in Southeast Missouri was beautiful. The sun shone, the temperatures were lovely, and more importantly, my day off allowed me to spend some much needed time with the one and only MommaGFunk (i.e. small town girl’s mom). One of the perks of being a Funk is that the … Continue reading

Lower East Side Knitted Bicycle

When it comes to public art and bicycles, New York City and small town Missouri seem to have a shared interest. Somewhere on the Lower East Side of Manhattan sits – for lack of a better description – a bicycle in a sweater. I wonder if someone knitted the bike … Continue reading

Ste. Genevieve Bike

This classic Schwinn was for sale, helmet included, for around $125 in downtown Ste. Genevieve, Missouri during the town’s annual Jour de Fete celebration. *** More bike-related posts: St. Joe State Park Bicycle Trail Tour de Missouri Tour de Missouri Art Bikes Castlewood State Park – Mountain Biking Continue reading

Crown Valley Farmers Market

Deep in the heart of nowhereville, Missouri (otherwise known as Coffman), lies an area that it’s owners refer to as “Crown Country”. As I was exploring Crown Country on Saturday afternoon, I discovered that Crown Valley Winery has its own farmers market as well. Most of the produce sold at … Continue reading

Ste Genevieve Chocolate Walk Pt. IV: Tour de Missouri Art Bikes

Who would imagine that athletics would inspire art in rural Missouri? But in two separate cases that I’ve witnessed personally, the Tour de Missouri bicycle race did exactly that. I blogged about a street mural that was painted in Farmington, Missouri the evening before the Tour de Missouri Stage 3 … Continue reading

Ste. Genevieve Chocolate Walk Pt. III: Trust

Saturday’s Chocolate Walk in historic Ste. Genevieve, Missouri was a friendly reminder that small town folks are…well…friendly. My mom and I made friends in nearly every shop, and as the day progressed, we came across one shop who’s trusting owner left a sign in the window saying “I went next … Continue reading

Ste. Genevieve, MO Chocolate Pt II: The Walk

Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., the town of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri held its second annual Chocolate Walk. The walk was designed to promote business in downtown Ste. Genevieve, and it worked! There was $5.00 ticket price, and a list of nearly twenty-five businesses all of whom promised to … Continue reading

Ste. Genevieve, Missouri Chocolate Walk Pt. I: Hats

While much of the under-30 population of Greater St. Louis imbibed in Soulard today for Mardi Gras, I celebrated my awesome mom by spending the day with her at the Ste. Genevieve, Missouri’s Chocolate Walk. For the most part, the only thing Mardi Gras-esque about our day today was that … Continue reading

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