If you haven’t had a chance to visit the Richmond Farmers Market, you have been missing out. First off, you have missed out on the fresh seasonal produce that our region has traditionally been known for. According to market manager Liz Stegint, “Our farmers offer a variety of freshly harvested local greens and vegetables — fresh Asian salad greens, lettuces, kale, salad mixes, onions, beets, turnips, fresh herbs and more. We also have locally grown vegetable and herb plants for your garden, local honey, and fresh free range eggs.
Secondly, you’ve been missing out on the opportunity to support local agriculture. Local fresh farm sales allow limited resource farmers a “piece of the pie” so to speak. The locally-produced food movement is making its way into our region and into the minds of consumers. Your support helps make this way of life sustainable for your local farmer.
Currently, the market is running every Friday afternoon from 2 pm to 6 pm one block West of the Brazos River in downtown Richmond, at the corner of Hwy 90 and 3rd Street. Starting the 5th of May, they will be kicking off a Sunday morning market from 10am to 2pm. The Sunday market will continue in line with spring “bumper” production yields.
Stop by the market and meet your farmer. You can visit their web page for more information at http://www.ci.richmond.tx.us/market.html Also, go online and “like” the market at facebook.com/richmondfarmersmarket for information on what fresh, additional market events, and for vendor applications. If you are producing food in the area and are interested in sales potential, affordable vendor space is available for locally grown fruits, vegetables, and other farm fresh products. See you at the market!