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SLOWednesday - 2013 CSAs
Slow Food St. Louis and the Schlafly Bottleworks present SLOWednesday after the Schlafly Farmers Market. Each month a different farmer from the market will speak about their farm, giving you the opportunity to get to know your food.
On October 10, SLOWednesday will feature two farms from Illinois that have community-supported agriculture subscriptions (CSAs) available for the 2013 season – Frontwards Farm and Riverbend Roots Farm.
Established in 2005, Frontwards Farm is a sustainable, 5-acre family farm in Makanda, IL. Sarah and Jason offer a diverse selection of fruit, vegetables, herbs, poultry and eggs for CSA members in southern Illinois and the St. Louis area.
Riverbend Roots Farm is 5-acre mixed vegetable farm located in Alton, IL. They follow organic farming practices and strive to reach a balance between taking care of the soil, themselves, and their community.
More About Schlafly Bottleworks
Schlafly has been a St. Louis staple since it brewed its first batch of beer in 1991. When they decided to expand their operations, an abandoned grocery store in Maplewood seemed the perfect spot. With the help of local architects, Schlafly remodeled the building to accommodate the microbrewery, bottleworks and restaurant, and opened its doors in spring of 2003.
Schlafly Bottleworks has since become a big part of the Maplewood community, supporting local businesses whenever possible and even hosting the local farmer's market every Wednesday. Brewery tours are available Friday through Sunday, and the restaurant features live music every Thursday through Saturday night from 9 to midnight. See the music schedule for details.
Schlafly's regular beers, available year-round on tap and in bottles, include Pale Ale, Hefeweizen, Kolsch, Oatmeal Stout, APA and Pilsner. Seasonal brews are available at different times throughout the year, as are special releases such as the Irish Stout, Pumpkin Ale and Christmas Ale. See the website for details and release dates.
The Bottleworks restaurant serves dishes prepared with locally produced foods and meats, from local farms and businesses such as Ozark Forest Mushrooms, Rensings Hog Farm, St. Louis Tortilla Co., Seven Thunder Bison and Serendipity Ice Cream. Produce, including tomatoes, salad greens and other vegetables, is grown on-site in a garden on the east side of the building. The garden is fertilized with compost and manure from local farmers, as well table scraps from the restaurant.