San Angelo Farmer’s Market Grand Opening!
Homegrown tomatoes will be available for sale when the Concho Valley Farmers Market celebrates its 2013 grand opening from 7 a.m. until noon this Saturday, June 22.
The vendors, who come from a 75-mile radius around San Angelo, will be offering locally grown and seasonal fruits, vegetables and plants under the Farmers Market Pavilion at 609 S. Oakes St., across from Fort Concho.
The Farmers Market has been conducting its thrice-weekly sales on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays since May 4. In addition to the tomatoes, which are recently coming into season, the selection includes Fredericksburg peaches, apples, peppers, corn, cucumbers, greens (including lettuce, spinach and collards), radishes, carrots, turnips, garlic, leeks, beets, shelled pecans, farm-fresh eggs, indoor and outdoor plants, onions, and herbs such as basil, thyme, cilantro, parsley and rosemary.
The farmers market growers typically charge customers $1 for a bundle or a bowl of produce.
At this Saturday's grand opening, there will be live music, door prizes of free produce offered every few minutes, free homemade baked goodies, and free coffee and lemonade.
The market will begin selling melons in July.
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.For more information about the Concho Valley Farmers Market, call Margie Jackson at (325) 651-5460.