By Alyssa Schnugg
The Mid-Town Farmers’ Market opened May 4 and offers a large selection of early-season produce, jams, flowers and even popsicles.
The market, now in its 19th year, is open 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays – a bit of a change from years prior when the market was open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays.
“It was confusing to some of our customers,” said Aileen Bost, farmer and market director. “So, we decided to change the hours this year to be the same on both days.”
On Saturdays, the market has 11 to 15 local vendors selling locally-grown produce. This early in the season, Bost said some farmers are selling squash, broccoli, potatoes and spinach.
Other vendors sell jams and jellies, salsa, canned vegetables and new this year, are Oxsicles – a frozen treat made locally from fresh fruits and are dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free and free from artificial colors or additives.
The market will run until October and is located in the parking lot of the Mid-Town Shopping Center on North Lamar Boulevard, about a half-mile from the Square.
For more information, visit Mid-Town Farmer’s Market on Facebook or www.mtfarmersmarket.com.