Farmers Market Opens Saturday
The Concho Valley Farmers Market’s triweekly produce sales begin at 7 a.m. this Saturday, May 17, with a good selection of winter vegetables.
The vendors, who come from a 75-mile radius around San Angelo, will be offering locally grown and seasonal fruits, vegetables and plants from 7 a.m. until they sell out (typically by noon) every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday thereafter. The farmers market gathers under the pavilion at 609 S. Oakes St. across from Fort Concho.
Margie Jackson, president of the Concho Valley Farmers Market, said initially the inventory will consist of items such as greens (including spinach, lettuces and collards), beets, carrots, asparagus, radishes, Swiss chards (a type of beet), along with lots of indoor and outdoor house plants, pecans, goat cheese, farm-fresh eggs, packaged beef and fresh herbs such as basil, thyme, cilantro, parsley and rosemary.
The farmers market typically charges customers $1 for a bundle or a bowl of produce.
Interested farmers can join the market for $15 or $20, which allows them to set up a stand for $5 or $10 at each sale.
The market will hold its sales until the first fall freeze. A grand opening sale and celebration will be scheduled in the coming weeks.
For more information, contact Jackson at 325-245-3338.