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Welcome to Summit Produce in the Kirkwood Farmers Market

 

Spring time brings beautiful healthy plants. Stroll our back lots which burst at the seams with herbs, perennials, natives, select trees, hanging baskets, tropicals, and select shrubbery . Our fantasic produce is also not to be missed with  local strawberries and local asparagus kicking off our local produce season.  Summit Produce offers a full line of the sweetest fruits and tastiest fresh vegetables in Saint Louis, including  daily deliveries of straight from the farm, just harvested local produce. Fresh baked bread arrives 6 days a week. We also offer fresh pies, cookies, and more in our bakery section. Incredible Fresh Missouri raised beef, poultry and pork. Plus many other locally produced foods. 

In the Summer, enjoy truckloads of our local plump peaches, tantalizing tomatoes, mouthwatering melons, and sweet corn so tender it melts in your mouth plus a full line of all the produce you and your family love. 

Falling leaves and crisp cool weather "hail in" the Great Pumpkin Patch.  With thirty or so varieties,  pumpkins are just the beginning of Summit's huge array of everything Fall & Halloween.  Fall favorites like local apples, local fresh pressed apple cider,  local caramel apples and fruit butters are always a favorite with our customers. And we continue with a full line of delicious fresh produce and new fall options. 

Summit Produce does Christmas in a big way with our Kirkwood Christmas Tree Lot & Gingerbread Shoppe.  We literally fill the Farmers Market with tons of greenery, wreaths and fresh garlands.

 Fresh Christmas Trees of every size and shape 2' ~ 16'.  And we have heard that the holiday is not complete without at least one trip to our Gingerbread Shoppe for favorite treats, candies, décor, hand tied bows, ornaments, gifts and stocking stuffers.

You can find more information on each of our seasons by opening the seasons section at the top of our home page. 

 

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Four Seasons of Fun

 

Spring & Summer 
Weekdays 9am - 6pm
Saturday   8am - 5pm
 Sunday     10am - 5pm


2020  Pumpkin Patch 

Sept. 26th - Oct.  31st
Daily 9am - 8pm

 

2019 Tree Lot &

Gingerbread Shoppe

Nov. 23th - Dec. 24th

Daily  9am - 9pm

( Closing at 2 pm Dec. 24th) 

 

The History of Summit Produce

In early 1978, Carol Mitchell, a stay at home mother of three, was finding it hard to make ends meet. Carol believed she may be able to build a little produce stand in her home town of Gray Summit, Missouri. She had worked in the past for her younger brothers who were in the produce business, so she decided to go for it. One big blessing for Carol was that her husband could build anything, so she had a personal carpenter to design and build her first stand in the bag. The next blessing was that her “big” brother, Mick Moore was a buyer for Moon Produce, one of the most successful produce houses in Saint Louis. He guided her, making sure that she was well taken care of in a male dominated business.

Carol decided that her little stand should be called Summit Produce since it was in the Gray Summit area. She also liked the slogan, “Peak of Perfection” which complimented the company name. In the spring of 1978 Carol’s first stand opened to the public. She found success due to  her hard work and dedication outstanding products. She began culitivating relationships with some of the local farmers in the area, partnering with them to sell the fresh produre they were growing. Things were going pretty well when in 1984 Carol received a phone call from her brother John who advised her that a spot had opened up in the Kirkwood Farmers Market.  Again, she went for it, keeping the Gray Summit stand, along with opening her second location in Kirkwood.

Carol set up shop close to the east end of the market. Back in those days there were many large produce stands for shoppers  to chose from. She knew she needed a draw item to get the customers to stop and shop. A Gray Summit farmer, Joe Marquardt, had supplied her in the past with the “Show Me” tomato. Large, red and delicious it became one of the cornerstones of Carol’s business. She also brought in new and unusual items that no one else carried. She hired only family and close friends and taught them to always put the customer first and that honesty is the key to success. The enthusiasm of the employees made Carol’s stand a fun place to shop and the business grew.

Over the years Summit has grown from, an open 3 days a week produce stand, into a full service seasonal shop open seven days a week April through Christmas.

Through the years Summit has had its ups and downs but always steadily growing thanks to Summits wonderful employees and loyal customers.

In 1998, Carol's son Dan, a long time employee, came on as business partner and took the market to a new level.

In 2008, when Carol decided to retire her daughter Kristine, also a long time employee came on as Dan’s business partner. Carol, unable to stay away, now works for and “advises” her children on a part time basis at the market.

The business continues to grow and morph, but always strictly holds to the standards of excellence that built it.  Working to never take success or a customer for granted and holding to the business practices of honesty, integrity and old fashioned service with a smile.  Summit Produce is grateful and happy to be part of Kirkwood’s  historic shopping district.

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Address:150 East Argonne Drive,
Kirkwood, MO 63122-4308
Phone number: 314-984-9496