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2018 Texarkana Texas Farmers’ Market to Kickoff April 21st

TEXARKANA, TX- The Texarkana, Texas Farmers’ Market spring season will begin on Saturday, April 21 featuring a Meet Your Farmer Day sponsored by Farmers’ Bank & Trust. The Market will open at 7:00 a.m. and stay open until 12:00 p.m.

The spring market schedule spans a total of 15 weeks and will conclude on Saturday, July 28. Weekly market themes include Night Markets, Healthy Living Series and the annual Best Salsa in the Ark-La-Tex. The complete Saturday schedule for the Farmers’ Market is as follows:

April 21 – Meet Your Farmer sponsored by Farmers’ Bank & Trust
April 28 – Cycle Day brought to you by Berridge Bikes
May 5 – Yoga at the Market
May 12 – Healthy Living Series with live music by Zach Yeldell and Night Market (5:00 – 8:00 p.m.)
May 19 – Ask the Experts with live music by Joseph Bridges
May 26 – Memorial Day Weekend brought to you by Grand Storage Solutions
June 2 – Yoga at the Market and Grilling Too! Brought to you by Dot’s Ace Hardware
June 9 – Healthy Living Series with live music by Zach Yeldell and Night Market (5:00 – 8:00 p.m.)
June 16 – Kids Day and Sidewalk Chalk Contest
June 23 – Summer Celebrations and 6th Green Tomato Day
June 30 – Cycle Day brought to you by Berridge Bikes
July 7 – Yoga at the Market
July 14 – Healthy Living Series and Night Market (5:00 – 8:00 p.m.)
July 21 – 8th Annual Biggest Tomato Contest brought to you by MidSouth Bank and Kids Day brought to you by the TMS Texarkana Discovery Place
July 28 – 9th Annual Best Salsa in the Ark-La-Tex Contest sponsored by Farmers’ Bank & Trust

The Market is still accepting applications for additional vendors. Continue Reading →

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Farmers’ Market hosts 8th Annual Best Salsa in the Ark-La-Tex Contest

 

TEXARKANA, TX- The Texarkana, Texas Farmers’ Market will host its annual Best Salsa in the Ark-La-Tex Contest Saturday July 29th, from 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Texarkana, Texas Farmers’ Market, 305 Texas Boulevard, Texarkana, Texas. Market manager Holden Fleming invites everyone to participate, by making salsa, or taste testing. “The public is encouraged to enter their best salsa recipe into one of 6 categories; mild, medium, hot, smokin’ hot, specialty, and a special children’s category for participants 13 and under.” Fleming said. “To enter, simply bring four pints of salsa to the Farmers’ Market the morning of the event.”

Salsa registration starts at 7:30 a.m. and free tastings will be available at 8:30 a.m. Winners for each category will be announced at 11:00 a.m. Each categories’ winner will receive a prize courtesy of the Texarkana, Texas Farmers’ Market. Along with the salsa contest, local vendors will be on hand selling fruits and vegetables, arts and crafts, and an assortment of other goods. Continue Reading →

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Update from the Fouke Farmers’ Market

The information and pictures comes from Kevin and Ashley Matthews regarding the Fouke Farmers’ Market

June 3, 2017, Fouke, AR- The news is spreading fast about our small town market! Today was our unofficial first day to be able to come together with the exception of some of the vendors being out due to unforeseen circumstances but next week we intend to be in full swing! This week the theme was “kids day”. We did “pinch pot planters” for any child that visited the market. Next week the theme is “reuse reduce and recycle” so we will be planting in old toys rubber boots and what ever else we come across! Continue Reading →

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Fouke Farmers’ Market to Open on May 20

Fouke, AR – Like most small towns around the country, Fouke is preparing for opening day of their Farmers’ Market.  Unlike many other small towns, Fouke’s Famers’ Market just happens to be located on one Monster Expressway – another term for Highway 71 in the Fouke area.  In addition to being the home of the Fouke Monster, a great Farmers’ Market, and a growing community, the market will also feature some unique friends and events this year. In what promoters describe as “One of the more non traditional things” the community has decided to have Ark-La-Tex Animal Rescue for this year’s Farmers’ Market season.  Visitor will be able to purchase fresh produce, listen to the live music, observe various demonstrations and activities as well as consider helping to rescue an animal. Continue Reading →

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Seventh Annual Bi-State CEP Horticulture Conference

Texarkana, USA-Area gardeners are invited to take part in a seed swap and plant exchange at the Seventh Annual Bi-State CEP Horticulture Conference on Thursday, March 30. The free event will be held from 8:35 am. to 4:55 pm. at the Southwest Center, 3222 West 7th Street, Texarkana, Texas. The seed swap and plant exchange will be a new addition to the annual conference which includes programs by authoritative speakers on topics of interest to home flower gardeners, vegetable gardeners, and small truck farmers. Continue Reading →

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City will partner to celebrate Arbor Day

TEXARKANA, TX- The City of Texarkana, Texas will partner with several local organizations, the Texas A&M Forest Service and the Arkansas Forestry Commission to giveaway trees during Texarkana’s third annual Arbor Day celebration on Saturday, March 4th, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Spring Lake Park across from the Rotary Splash Pad.  Members of Texarkana Water Utilities, the City of Texarkana, Texas Parks and Recreation Department, the City of Texarkana, Texas Planning and Community Development Department, the Arkansas Forestry Commission, and the Texas A&M Forest Service will be on-hand to help give away bare root seedlings and small potted trees. The public is invited to participate in the tree giveaway by selecting free trees to take home and plant on a first-come first-serve basis.  The tree species have been carefully researched by a certified arborist and varieties were selected that are adaptable to Texarkana’s climate. Available species may include Eastern Redbud, Cottonwood, Silky Dogwood, Pecan, Sawtooth Oak, Gobbler Sawtooth Oak, Chestnut Oak, Shumard Oak, Cherrybark Oak, and Nuttall Oak. Continue Reading →

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