Market Earns Grant, Online Accolades

Market manager John Carey (pictured above, center) recently accepted a $1,000 grant from Capital Farm Credit, who awarded 29 grants in 2017 totaling $31,500 to farmers markets across the state. The money will help underwrite the market’s farm-tastic summer series for kids.

“Many consumers today have little appreciation for the hard work it takes to put food on our tables,” said Jay Stewart, chief lending officer for Capital Farm Credit. “Local farmers markets provide an opportunity to connect and help tell that story. We established the farmers’ market grant program to provide these local markets with additional resources they need to support local farmers.”

Also, the market recently was named one of the 10 Best Farmers Markets in Texas by OnlyInYourState.com. The market ranked number 7 on the list. “It’s hard to imagine anything growing in the fourth largest city in America, but you’d be surprised,” writes Katie Lawrence.

“We’re thrilled to make the list,” said market manager John Carey. “It’s a testament to our vendors and their steady presences at the market that help to make us deserving of such accolades.”