It has been bizarrely hot in St. Louis today. I’ve been tolerating it with the windows open, strategically drawn shades to block sunlight, and ceiling fans circulating, but I feel bad for our long-haired pets. It’s a good time to think about any neighbors or relatives who are elderly and might need someone to check in on them when the temperatures elevate this summer. Now on to other local news:
Scarlett Garnet is opening up a location on 2619 Cherokee Street (just west of Jefferson). The grand opening is Friday, April 6, from 6 – 10 PM.
LaBeeBee’s Mid-East Cafe should be resuming their usual restaurant hours in April some time. I can’t wait to get back there for a falafel wrap or tabouli salad. They’re right next door to Foam, and the owner is really friendly.
Local Harvest Grocery, Café, and Catering shared big news today. They will be opening two new locations in 2012. One will be a grocery in Kirkwood and the other will be café and catering in downtown St. Louis. Fear not, the spots we love on Morgan Ford will still remain open.
It’s an exciting time to be a part of the store, and I’d say this is one sign that our local food-producing community is getting stronger. For many of us, it’s much more than a fad. We grow and support growers because we believe it is a worthwhile way to live life and to get our nourishment. And the green horns like me don’t hold a candle to the people who have this in their family history. Just check out the book Missouri Harvest: A Guide to Growers and Producers in the Show Me State, and you’ll learn about lots of Missouri farmers who have been doing this for generations. Many of us are ready to carry on those types of traditions. It may be a hot spring, but it’s an exciting one, too.