Open Year Round
Spring Plants, Summer Produce, Fall Plants & Pumpkins, Christmas Trees & Decorations
The Great Pumpkin Patch Returns!
Grand Opening Saturday Sept. 29th!
Newly Expanded Fall Fun Zone!
Race on our new Quadro Slides!
Pumpkins, Treats, Produce and Decor
Live Music, Extra Kids Attractions & Food on Weekends.
Not Just Produce!
Fresh Bakery Goods, Specialty Meats, Cheeses & Other Goodies

Check out our Local Foods!

Organic Grass Fed Beef, Free Eggs, Pork, Poultry, Bison, Cheese, Bread, Jams Honey, and more!

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Welcome to Summit Produce!

Summit Produce offers a full line of the sweetest fruits and tastiest fresh vegetables in Saint Louis, including loads of straight from the farm local produce. Our market changes with the seasons, so there is always something new and delicious to experience at Summit Produce.

Spring time brings beautiful healthy flowers, plants and select shrubbery along with all of our fantastic produce. Local strawberries and local asparagus are in season and our large variety of baked goods and pies always hit the spot!

In the Summer, enjoy truckloads of our local plump peaches, tantalizing tomatoes, mouthwatering melons, and sweet corn so tender it melts in your mouth.

Falling leaves and crisp cool weather "hail in" the Great Pumpkin Patch. Fifteen varieties of pumpkins are only the beginning of Summit's huge array of everything Fall & Halloween. Local apples and fresh pressed apple cider are always a favorite with our customers.

Summit Produce does Christmas in a big way with our Kirkwood Christmas Tree Lot, literally filling the Farmers Market with tons of greenery, wreaths and fresh garlands. And lets not forget the Fresh Christmas Trees of every size and shape. No holiday is complete without a trip to our heated Christmas Store, The Gingerbread Shoppe, for your favorite goodies, décor and gifts.

 

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Open Daily!

Closing at 3 pm Christmas Eve!

Store Hours - April through September:
Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 8am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

*NEW Fall Hours - Sept 29th - Oct 31st:
Every Day 9am - 8pm

Re-opening Tree Lot & Gingerbread Shoppe - Saturday, November 17th
Open Daily, 9am - 9pm

2018 Holiday Hours - November 17th through December 24th:
Open Every Day 9am - 9pm
Closing at 3 pm Christmas Eve!
(Closed November 1st- November 16th)

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 Denny and John Moore 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. It was a success.

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, and 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 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. She trained them to always put the customer first and that honesty is 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 our loyal customers.

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

In 2008, Carol decided to “retire” and 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 on and all of us at Summit Produce are happy to be a 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