Stop by the Farmer’s Market on Saturday

Photo from low-impact living

The first Farmer’s Market is planned for this Saturday at St. Agustin plaza. The debate had been choosing from St. Agustin plaza, Jarvis plaza or St. Peter’s plaza and I am guessing Laredo’s Main Street decided St. Agustin would be most convenient.

Regular readers know I have been attending or getting reports of the planning process for establishing a steady participation from local growers. There are many partners that are coming together to make a Farmer’s Market possible – not only for the profit of local people but for our increase in healthy choices. It will probably start off small and stay a little small because the cosecha (harvest) is almost done for this area. That doesn’t mean there won’t be plenty of goodies available! Hopefully you will get a chance to stop by and buy fresh, buy local πŸ™‚

PS: Don’t ask me why there hasn’t been more publicity. I’ve only seen a small mention on the Kids Connection show. I have no more comment.

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11 Responses to Stop by the Farmer’s Market on Saturday

  1. chick w/o an iphone says:

    I can’t wait!!

  2. que fregados says:

    Comments from Facebook:

    Barbara = About time

    Monica Galvez = Do u know if its local or mexican produce?

    Que Fregados = local, Mona, people’s back yards.

    Catherine = Oyyyy the parking…hijole!

    Monica = Thanx. The blog takes too long to load on my phn…n I’m usually on the road :/ unless of course ud like to hand over ur iphone πŸ˜‰

  3. Juanita says:

    Know what the hours are?

  4. ___as we speak, the produce is spoiling, can we get even a portable refrigerator . . .

  5. stxparrothead says:

    Any news on the times? Thanks!

    • que fregados says:

      I received a discouraging email on Tuesday. I am waiting to hear if it really will be canceled or not (although it fuzzily says it is canceled) but here is what LMS said:

      “We had 5 vendors confirmed but 2 have said that they do not have anything to bring to the market. We were also coordinating with La Posada who was having an arts & craft bazaar. La Posada will not be having the bazaar and we were down to 3 vendors. So Dr. Lago suggested we work on recruiting more vendors and having a larger sustainable market. We are contacting some of the existing markets in the Valley and Corpus to see if anyone would like to join us. We are also waiting to hear from the Carrizo Spring vendors. We are having our Market within the next few months but I will let you know on the exact date. We welcome the participation of … at our market. We are also going to run an ad in the paper asking anyone that may be making homemade soaps or candles etc.. to contact us. We welcome the participation of … at our market. We will provide a booth and table for you when we have the market. Please call me if you have any questions.”

  6. Ranchero says:

    Laredo Sun has been covering the farmers’ market and was the first to report the “new” progress for this year: http://www.laredosun.us/notas.asp?id=6652

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