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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Spend the evening at Little Rock's newest farmer's market at The Shoppes on Woodlawn

Posted By on Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 9:40 AM

With the coming of some much welcomed warmer weather, central Arkansas will see the reopening of a number of beloved farmer’s markets. These include the Little Rock Farmer’s Market at the Rivermarket (opening April 30th, operating every Tuesday and Saturday from 7 am to 3 pm), the Argenta Farmer’s Market in NLR (opening April 6th, operating every Saturday from 7 am to noon), and the Bernice Garden Farmer’s Market (opening April 14th, operating every Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm). And don’t forget about Little Rock’s only year round farmer’s market, The Hillcrest Farmer’s Market in operation every Saturday from 8 am to noon.

Additionally, a few local growers and artisans will be launching a new market this Thursday, April 4th. The market will be located at The Shoppes on Woodlawn at 4523 Woodlawn Dr, Little Rock, and will be running every Thursday night from 4:30 to 8 pm. The market is being organized by the Central Arkansas Producers Alliance.

Mylo Coffee Co.
  • Mylo Coffee Co.
A few of the vendors attending this first market are: Freckle Face Farms, Little Rock Urban Farming, Kent Walker Artisan Cheese, Laughing Stock Farms, Rattle's Garden, and Mylo Coffee Co. Personally, I find it refreshing that we’ll get to see an evening farmer’s market, especially as it affords me the opportunity to pick up some baked goods from Mylo Coffee Co. on a day besides Saturday at the Hillcrest Farmer's Market (you already have to wake up ridiculously early to snag one of their increasingly popular kouign amann, which I believe I’ve crowned previously as the single greatest pastry item in Little Rock). Kent Walker is working on expanding his cheese selections, recently having purchased a 500-gallon cheese vat as part of their expansion plans over the summer. Laughing Stock Farms sports a number of unique produce items including fingerling and colored potatoes, colored carrots, baby pickling cucumbers, and lemon cucumbers. Rattle’s Garden will sell freshly cut flowers in addition to specialty organic vegetables.

I look forward to the coming months in which fresh fruits and vegetables will be springing up all over Arkansas. Not only does it mean better product being fed into our city’s professional kitchens but it also affords home cooks a wonderful opportunity to affordably place some of the freshest, most flavorful produce on our dinner tables. Get out and go to market.

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