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Farmers’ Markets in Little Rock

 Posted by on April 25, 2012
Apr 252012
By no means do I know of all the farmers’ markets in Little Rock but here are four markets I can give details about.  If you know of others, spread the love and leave a comment.  
When: Saturdays from 7am-noon, now until October
Where: 6th and Main Streets in North Little Rock
Why it’s my favorite: parking is easy, it is small and I know most farmers by name
When:  Saturdays from 7am-noon now (grand opening May 5) until September
Where:  2200 Kavanaugh Blvd
What you’ll find: many of the same farmers from the Argenta Farmers’ Market plus several other local farmers.  It would be so cool to live within walking distance of Pulaski Heights Baptist Church.  Many people walk to this market with their pets and push their children in strollers.  What a fun Saturday morning experience!

3. Bernice Garden Farmers’ Market
This is a NEW market this year, open on Sundays.
When: Sundays starting May 6 from 10am-2pm until October
Where:  1401 S. Main, Little Rock (near Community Bakery)

Vendors planning to be there:

Laughing Stock Farm
Dunbar Community Garden
Kent Walker Artisan Cheese
Tom Frothingham – native plants and vegetables
Bussey-Scott Urban Garden
Little Rock Urban Farming
Goat Roper Farms

Also, The Root Cafe will start opening for Sunday Brunch from 9-2pm on May 6 to coincide with this market.

4.  River Market Farmers’ Market
When: Tuesdays and Saturdays April 24 until October
Where: 400 President Clinton Avenue
What you’ll find: a very big market, produce from everywhere including Arkansas (bananas don’t grow here, by the way), lots of arts and crafts, live music, big crowds.  I like going to this market on Tuesdays if I’ve been out of town on the weekends or run out of strawberries (or peaches) during the season and can’t wait for Saturday.

By all means, visit a farmers’ market soon.  Read my reasons why.