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    First Saturday for Little Rock Farmers' Market

    6:46 AM, May 4, 2013   |    comments
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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (May 4, 2013) - The Farmers' Market in Little Rock's downtown River Market District is celebrating it's first Saturday of its 39th season today, May 4 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    The Farmers' Market will be getting a new, fresh look this year. This will not only benefit the farmers, but it will help make our patrons' market experience much more enjoyable. In addition to adding fun and spirited decorations, we will be widening some aisles to better accommodate patrons with children and pets.

    Patronized by locals and tourists alike, the Farmers' Market has served as a seasonal institution and local destination favorite for over three decades.

    Filled with farmers selling farm-fresh produce straight to consumers from the backs of their trucks from early morning until mid-afternoon, patrons can find bargains on Arkansas crops as well as a bountiful array of handmade arts and crafts.

    Among the list of fresh produce you'll find: peaches, eggplant, strawberries, watermelon, beans, peas, corn, herbs, plants, greens, tomatoes, plums, berries, beets, cucumbers, peppers, potatoes, squash, asparagus, cabbage, broccoli, zucchini, lettuce, onions, spinach, and radishes.

    The Farmers' Market makes its home in the River Market's two outdoor, open-air pavilions overlooking Riverfront Park and the Arkansas River located at 400 President Clinton Avenue. The Market is open twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The season runs through October.

    "Dean The Bean" - a friendly, Arkansas-grown organic green bean will be celebrating the return of Farmer's Market on opening weekend. The 6-ft.-tall walking costumed character - complete with glasses - will welcome guests to the Market and serve as the official greeter for subsequent Farmers' Market events. 

    You can now enjoy The Farmers' Market from the comfort of your home with our new Facebook page: Little Rock Farmers Market. We'll be sharing recipes from our Farmers' Market Cookbook, providing tips on how to make the best produce selections, tips on how to grow your own produce, farmer profiles and of course we'll be keeping you informed on the very latest going on with the Little Rock Farmers' Market. 


    Are you concerned about the River Market being crowded on Tuesdays and Saturdays? No need to worry! Parking in our back lot off Ottenheimer for Farmers' Market shoppers is ALWAYS free on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Parking in the River Market Parking Deck? Ask a Farmer for one of our complimentary Farmers Market parking passes. Veggie Valet will be returning this summer. Simply do your shopping and leave your produce with us while you visit the rest of the park, have lunch in the Market Hall or hang out in the River Market District- or we'll just watch them for you while you retrieve your car! This service is always free of charge. 

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