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Welcome to Summit Produce in the Kirkwood Farmers Market

 

Summit Produce goes BIG for Christmas with our Kirkwood Christmas Tree Lot & Gingerbread Shoppe.  Filling the 1.5 acre market property with literal tons of greenery, wreaths and fresh garlands, and of course, fresh cut Christmas trees of  every size and shape 2' ~ 16'.   The holiday is not complete without at least one trip inside the Gingerbread Shoppe for all your favorite treats, candies, décor, hand tied bows, ornaments, gifts and stocking stuffers.

 

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. Plus the Farmers Market Kids Fin Zone is a great time for the whole family. Live music, Brats, Dogs and more on the weekends! 

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

 

2020  Tree Lot & Gingerbread Shoppe

Nov. 21st - Dec. 24th

Daily  9am - 9pm*

*Closed Thanksgiving Day 

*Christmas Eve Hours 9-2 

Covid Safety Operations  to secure the best environment for our staff and patrons, Summit will continue our policy of mandatory masks for those 5 and up, ( NO EXCEPTIONS) and sanitizing of hands pre - entry to our indoor space.

We will allow a max of 50 shoppers inside at any given time. There are no limitations on outdoor shopping space, although mask are still required.  On busier weekends,  we will set up an addional outdoor check out area for those uncomfortable entering an enlosed space with others. When weather allows, we will have all four of our exit/ entry doors open to allow for best air flow. We humbly request no one visit if under the weather in any way. We asssure you that we are employing contact tracing and stay at home orders for any of our staff that has been exposed or has any illness of any kind.  Curbside Pick up for all products and Delivery of trees is available. 314-984-9496

 

 2021 Spring & Summer Season April 9th - Sept. 24th 
Weekdays  9am - 6pm
Saturdays    8am - 5pm   ~  Sundays      10am - 5pm


2021  Great Pumpkin Patch Opens Sept. 25th - Oct 31st 
Sunday - Friday 9am -8pm   &  Saturdays 8am - 8pm

* Closing  @ 6pm on Halloween 

* Open Nov 1st (9-3)  for end of fall season sales

 

The History of Summit Produce

In early 1978, Carol Mitchell, a stay at home wife and mom 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 Mike, Denny and Johnny,  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 Johnny 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, four season store open seven days a week April through Christmas* ( see seasonal hours)

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 with his creative ideas and enthusiasm for fun.

In 2008, when Carol decided to retire her daughter Kristine, also a long time employee came on as Dan’s business partner.  Carol, now retired, still stops in form time to time, helping and advising. 

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.

Contact Us

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