Eckert’s Farm moving seasonal market from Manchester to Rock Hill this summer
Eckert’s Farm has long been a staple of St. Louis County summertime shopping, long residing on Gravois, and then, for the past two years, in the old Office Depot building at 79 Nationalway Shopping Center in Manchester. This year, however, Eckert’s will move to the old Lucky’s Market space in Rock Hill at 9530 Manchester Road, as reported by KMOV. With the Manchester spot closed for renovation and Lucky’s having closed its St. Louis location earlier this year, it was an easy choice for the popular local farm for its summer season, which will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily Thursday, June 24, through Saturday, Aug. 28.
“We really want to be over in the St. Louis market somewhere. We heard that Lucky’s was empty, and they were willing to give us a three-month lease,” said Sarah Lanxon, human resources manager and occasional farmers market manager. “We’re excited to be in this community area. Young families seem to be moving into this area, which I know from personal experience – my daughters are just starting out over there with their families.”
Fans of Eckert’s seasonal markets will find the new spot to be familiar and inviting, with many of the same produce and products. “It will be very similar to the previous markets,” Lanxon said. “It will feature, of course, our peaches – that’s why we have this location, to get our peaches to the St. Louis market.” Naturally, customers will find many more of Eckert’s hits, such as tomatoes, sweet corn and blackberries, as well as popular grocery items from the farm like apple butter, peach butter, salsas, salad dressings and bakery products. Lanxon pointed out that Eckert’s Farm sends trucks to the market every day to ensure that customers are getting the freshest products possible.
Eckert’s apple and peach cider will be available as well. “That’ll be a big part of what’s over there,” Lanxon said. “We did just launch hard ciders, but we won’t have them available unfortunately. We’d like to, but we’re just not there yet.”
Editor's note: This article was updated at 9 a.m. Thursday, June 24, to include the opening and closing dates and times of operation.
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