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Wildwood Farmers' Market Launches

PHOTO GALLERY: This year's farmers' market season was initiated Saturday morning at an area within Wildwood's Town Center.

Several types of vendor products were available Saturday for the kick off of the . New hours for the Saturday morning farmers' market are 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The market is located near in the Town Center near Fountain Plaza.

Cherries, blueberries, tomatoes, radishes and lettuce were the main fruits and produce available for this early in the local growing season. Freshmade food included breakfast pastries, pies, cakes, cookies and barbecue.

Other items available Saturday were jewelry, clothing, hair accessories, Missouri trees, handmade baskets, and chiropractic services, such as massage.

One vendor from Grubville, which is near Dittmer, MO, who commited to every market this season, makes items from native Missouri Cedars, including furniture, chests, bird houses and bird feeders. Nick Stateler, owner of Wood Unlimited, runs the band sawmill operation located off of Highway 30. He said he likes to work with all-natural items, and is a tool and dye handler by trade.

"When I bought my land, I wanted to be self-sufficient based on it. So every board is cut, built and sold by me," said Stateler, who can be reached at (919) 602-0251 for custom orders.

Two bonuses were occurring Saturday: cheerleaders hosted a car wash as a fundraiser. For the first time in this location, a was held nearby in Town Center. For future dates and details of the bootcamp class, .

A new guideline instituted this year by St. Louis County Health Department was no pets at the market. Signs were posted, however there are nearby walkways and other areas available for those who routinely walk their dogs in the area.

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