Hot Skillet Farms Turns Farm to Fashion
Fashionistas-turned-farmers Jennifer Dormuth and Megan Knaus of Hot Skillet Farms have taken sustainability to a whole new level with their new endeavor. The socially-conscience creatives established their St. Louis City farm in January 2012 with three small residential plots and a mission to sell their produce through local farmers’ markets and grocers. As the first slow produce season emerged, so did their concern to keep their booth filled and funded at the Tower Grove Farmer’s Market. Jennifer, a seamstress by trade, began taking gently-used vintage and thrifted clothing and modernizing it slowly–building an up-cycled shop within their produce booth. The side endeavor proved to be the perfect antidote to the lull in produce. All clothing is priced under $20 and is available in a full range of sizes.
On-trend a-line skirts with kitschy prints and cheeky shorts in a wide variety of colors and washes can be found amidst the locally-grown spinach and herbs.
Channel your inner cowgirl with this adorable cropped button-down. Jennifer is available to customize pieces to ensure the perfect fit for her customers.
A personal favorite, this bustier (tailored to perfection) can be worn alone or under a denim jacket or button-down.
Hot Skillet Farms just built out 24,000 square feet of farm. The owners hope to expand more in the future. The pair is dedicated to creating local sustainable food systems, as well as providing quality local handmade goods to the community.
Find them every Saturday at the Tower Grove Farmer’s Market from 8am-12:30pm.