Farmers markets offer fresh local options
The Farmers Market is located in the heart of downtown Little Rock on 400 Presidential Clinton Avenue at the River Market. The actual store consists of two out door pavilions that provide a scenic view of the Arkansas River and the Riverfront Park. Boasting fresh produce from Arkansas crops, the Farmers Market also has a collection of homemade artwork and craft items available for sale. Their hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays during April through October. Go to www.rivermarket.info to see a list of the market’s vendors and other river market services.
The Argenta Farmers Market has been providing local grown produce, plants, poultry and meat since it began in 2008. It is located in the Argenta Arts District of North Little Rock at the corner of 6th and Main Street. The market opens for business in April and closes in September. Buyers can shop for goods on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon. The market webpage can be found at www.argentaartsdistrict.org. Photos of past items sold at the market are viewable on the Argenta Farmers Market Facebook page.
(photo of blueberries are from the Argenta Farmers Market Facebook page
The Hillcrest Farmers Markey, is a community service based market of the Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, focused on promoting healthy living for Little Rock citizens. It is located in Hillcrest at 2200 Kavanagh Boulevard. The market is open on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon during the summer, but between October and April the hours are 8 a.m. to noon. The produce is normally displayed outside, but the market provides inside service based on weather conditions. Buyers can find fresh, local fruits and vegetables, dairy and poultry, jams, jellies and more. Visit their website www.phbclr.com to keep up with events hosted by the Hillcrest Farmers Market.
(Photo from Hillcrest Farmers Market Facebook page, Mylo’s Coffe and Bakery pastries )