The trio of brewers at Scratch Brewing Co. in Ava, Illinois, draw inspiration and ingredients from the wilderness that surrounds the brewery. 

La Vista Farm in Godfrey Illinois, will be hosting its 2nd annual Farm Dinner Fundraiser on Sat., Sept. 13, from 4 to 7pm. Last year’s Farm Dinner was a huge success, with the event selling out at more than 85 in attendance.

Between 6 and 7am each Saturday, Robb Tobias stocks shelves, counters and cases full to bursting at the Pekara Bakery stand at Soulard Farmers Market. Sliced breads, quick breads and baguettes, German-style pretzels, croissants, cookies and European-style pastries tumble side-by-side.