Hey friends! Happy…Tuesday?
If you follow the blog regularly, you may be a little surprised to see a new blog post on Tuesday instead of my usual Friday. I’m a little surprised, too!
Why? Well, I have so many awesome things to blog about that one day a week just isn’t cutting it. I need more than one day to share all the awesomeness of this city with you all! So from now on, I’m going to try out two posts a week. I can’t promise that it will be this way forever (after all, this blog is just a hobby – I have a really busy 9-5 that takes up a lot of my time!), but let’s see how this goes.
You may also notice another little change. Does the blog look a little different to anyone else?
I’ve been wanting to give Off The Eaten Path a makeover for quite some time; I loved my previous layout, but it was getting a little stale. Another con of the previous layout? It was really hard to navigate!
I spent most of this past weekend making some huge changes, and I really love it! I hope you do too. Some highlights:
- You can now search for restaurants by neighborhood (Central West End, Downtown, Maplewood), meal (breakfast, lunch, late night), and cuisine (Mexican, Italian, Thai)
- I added a drop-down menu with all of the different food challenges I’ve done throughout the years. Feel free to check out the chicken wing challenge, ribs challenge, bread pudding challenge, and even some spicy challenges!
- I have an Instagram for the blog now! I’ll use the Instagram account to post fun food pictures and behind the scenes blog stuff. And don’t forget good old Facebook and Twitter. Follow me everywhere!
- If you scroll all the way down to the bottom of this page, you’ll see a spot where you can sign up for the Off The Eaten Path Newsletter! In reality, it’s more of an RSS feed than a newsletter; it’s a way to receive email updates every time I update the blog. You’ll never miss anything again!
I have a few other fun surprises and changes coming up, too! It’s pretty exciting around these parts.
Now that all of that is out of the way, let’s jump into this review, shall we?
One of the places you all told me to visit while on my Ferguson adventure was the Ferguson Farmer’s Market. If you remember my review of Soulard Farmer’s Market, you know that I love a good market! I was excited to visit.
It was a rainy day when I visited, but that didn’t seem to keep people away.
It was early when I came to visit (9am on a Saturday is early for this girl!), and I thought that a cup of hot tea would wake me up a bit.
Trail Lodge Tea was a lifesaver!
I went with the Apple Crisp hot tea, and it was delicious! It was piping hot and tasted just like warm apple crisp! I loved it.
There were also some other really cool stands.
A fresh pasta stand:
A pie stand:
And of course, lots of fruit and veggie stands!
There was also live music:
And a group selling I love Ferguson shirts!
I bought one in pink.
Overall, I was pretty impressed with this little market! Everyone was super friendly, and it was a neat place to spend my Saturday morning. If you’re in the area, you should pay them a visit! Their schedule is posted on their website, so check before you go.
This is normally the part where I say “See you next week”, but I guess I will see you on Friday instead! Woohoo!