Farmers markets around East Texas - eat local! | Business
East Texas boasts so many farmers' markets that none of us have to drive very far to find luscious fruits and savory vegetables, all grown by local farmers. The markets are a great opportunity to support local business, and to get great flavor and nutrition on the table.
Here are some of the farmers' markets opening soon in East Texas; please call your local market before you go to ensure dates have not changed.
Kaufman County - Local farmers selling locally-grown vegetables and fruits. 3001 S. Washington St., Kaufman, TX. Tuesday 4-6pm, Saturday 8am-12pm. Opening May 7. 972-962-5890.
Angelina County - Covered open-air market. Beautiful landscaping by Angelina Co. Master Gardeners. Great selection of Texas produce and beautiful nursery stock. 2107 S. Medford, Lufkin, TX. Monday-Thursday 8am-6-m. Saturday 8am-5pm. Sunday 10am-4pm. Runs March 1-October 31. 936-634-6655.
The Historic Longview Farmers Market - Centrally located at High and Cotton Streets every Saturday morning 8:00-12:00, the Historic Longview Farmers Market is located on the site of the former Kelly Plow Works. (105 West Cotton for your GPS.) March 30, 2013. 903-746-2708.
Longview - Longview Farmers Market at the Maude Cobb Center fairgrounds. 3386 FM 177 E (1123 Jaycee Dr.) - Monday-Wed, Friday 7am-12pm. Saturday 8am until sold out. Opens June 2. 903-842-3353.
Tyler: New this year! Farmers Market at the Tyler Public Library, 201 S. College. Opens May 9. Thursdays from 8am-1pm.
Tyler Farmers Market (in mall parking lot) 4850 Old Bullard Rd. Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 7am-4pm. Opens May 15. 903-570-3808.
Tyler: East Texas State Fair Farmers Market - 2112 W. Front St., Tyler. Local vendors selling fruits, vegetables, arts and crafts. Tuesdays and Saturdays 7am-1pm. Runs May 4-July 30. (214) 649-2688.
Jasper County Farmers Market - 584 East Gibson. Saturday 8am-11am. Runs May 7 to November 19. 409-382-3096.
Winnsboro Farmers Market - fresh produce from local farmers and gardeners. Some items you can buy are a large variety of vegetables, fruits, herbs, eggs, hand made and home baked goods, jams, jellies, yogurt, cheese, honey, flowers and occasionally baby chicks and turkeys. Jack Cross Pavilion, Wheeler Drive in the City Park. Saturdays from 8am to noon (or sellout). Runs April 6-November 2.
Athens Farmers Market - Special preview day on March 30 from 8 - noon. Baked goods, cheese and/or dairy, crafts, flowers, fruit, herbs, vegetables, honey, jams, jellies, preserves, plants, ready-to-eat foods. Official open day May 4. Runs through October. 903-944-8516.
Sulphur Springs Farmers' Market - 200 Main Street. Every Saturday (Rain or Shine) May 4th through October 19th. Hours: 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Location: Downtown Square park. Plants, produce, coffee, wine, baked goods and more. (903) 885-7541.
Jacksonville - The Jacksonville Farmers Market will open May 7 in Jacksonville at Sadler's Restaurant (101 S. Bonner) every Tuesday evening at 5.00. Also, the Rusk market is Thursday evenings at 500 at Barb's Too Restaurant (1007 S. Dickson St.) starting May 2nd. Call 903 -243- 0487 for more details.
Franklin County Farmers Market - N. Kaufman at Dallas streets. Mount Vernon, TX 75457
(Private business parking lot). April - May Saturday 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM, (Vendors are open by 8:30 a.m. but leave when they are sold out, usually no later than 11 a.m.) October - November Saturday 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM, (Vendors are open by 8:30 a.m. but leave when they are sold out, usually no later than 11 a.m.)
Nacogdoches Farmers Market - 107 W. Pearl Street, Nacogdoches, TX 75961. (Local government building grounds) http://www.ci.nacogdoches.tx.us January - December Saturday 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. (903) 560-5533
Rusk County Farmers Market - Henderson, Texas. May through November. Tue: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Sat: 7:00 am - 12:00 pm. (936) 585-2381.
Marshall Farmers Market Highway 59, South, Marshall, Texas, (903) 935-3076 Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday, 7:00 a.m.-sellout (call for start dates)
Palestine Farmers Market 813 North Spring Palestine, Texas. (903) 549-2839 SEASONAL (call for start dates)
Monday-Sunday, 7:00 a.m.-sellout
Mineola - Next to the Amtrak station in the covered area. Opens May 4, goes through July. Call 903-569-2087 for more information. Click here to see the website!
Bullard - 344 West. Bullard, Texas 75757. (903)258-1696 - firstname.lastname@example.org. Randall's Produce is local farm-grown produce. We work really hard to ensure the highest quality product for a bargain. Everyone should have produce available. Family planted, Family raised, Family advertised in your community. Call to ask about availability.
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