I know we aren't in the season of Farmer's Markets, but I'm new here and have had this question for some time. I've been to several area Farmer's Market's. Tower Grove's seems to have a great selection of organic, local produce. Kirkwood's is closer to where I live, though. While there last summer I asked what items are organic and/or local. I was surprised to hear not many items were! The man said only a few vegetables were organic and a lot of produce came from California. Isn't that the appeal of a farmer's Market- fresh, local and organic? I'd be OK with unofficial organic, seeing as it's expensive to obtain certification. I feel like I'm missing something here. . . .
What are some of your favorite places to get organic local produce (other that co-op or CSA) and an affordable price? I've be going to Trader Joe's, but they too have a lot of conventional produce too! Whole Foods has a great selection of organic, but it's pricey and not incredibly local. What about Sappington Farmer's Market? Local Harvest?
Thanks for the help!