Thies Farm and St. Louis go back a long way … to a time when farmland was plentiful and farm-to-table wasn’t a novelty, but just how things got done. A time when you knew who produced your food because you shopped where it was grown. A time about 132 years ago, when the Thies family started a legacy of supplying neighbors with fresh quality food, and expert growing advice and supplies for the backyard enthusiast. That was six generations ago, and now brothers Dave and Darrell Thies and their families have made it into so much more.
Thies Farm now has three locations — each serving the community with fresh locally grown foods and specialty items, hearty plants and expert advice for growing our own gardens, and special events that give the entire family a farm-to-table experience.
Like all the locations, the North Hanley location at 4215 North Hanley Road (63121), 314-428-9878, is loaded with fresh homegrown produce available in-season as nature intended. Find the perfect plants for your landscape and gardening needs by searching through their extensive 2017 inventory. And for family fun, bring the kids for pick-your-own strawberries available now at the North Hanley and Maryland Heights locations!
Take a virtual tour of the Maryland Heights location at 14101 Creve Coeur Airport Road (63146), 314-469-7559, with Darrell Thies, and learn more about what it takes to grow over 50 different fruits and vegetables sustainably.
Visit the St. Charles location at 3200 Greens Bottom Road (63304), 636-447-2230, for specialty items such as jams, jellies, salsas, dressings, and more. And, of course, who could miss the enticing aromas of fresh baked goods at their on-site bakery — banana bread, muffins, cupcakes, cookies, and their famous not-to-be-missed seasonal pies! Yum! Farm fresh eggs, Larry Henley’s fine Missouri Honey, and grass-fed beef from the Price Family Farm are just a few more of the treasures you will find at this location. Oh, yes, and one more — a large selection of Nature’s Bounty Greeting Cards!
All three Thies Farm locations are destinations well worth exploring — whether it’s for one of their many special events or simply weekly shopping — experience fresh-from-the-farm goodness.
Text by Susan Gutnik