April means a lot of things to a lot of people. Somewhere near the top of that list has to be Farmers Markets are open for the season! I love to go to Farmers Markets! The growers take such pride in their product. It‘s wonderful how willing they are to share their knowledge of that particular herb or berry or tomato.
We have so many choices in our area. Almost every community in Northwest Arkansas has a Farmers Market. I googled ―farmers market Arkansas‖ and stumbled across a great website. Take a look at www.naturallyarkansas.org. It lists all the markets by county. You know what would be fun… Print the list and go to a different Farmers Market every week!
My favorite one is the Fayetteville Farmers Market, simply because I was often on the Fayetteville Square with my grandmother when I was small. There used to be a five and dime store at the southeast corner of the Square. I can remember her dear hand pulling change from her brown leather coin purse and placing it in my chubby fist. While she was doing her banking, I was slowly walking up and down each aisle of the five and dime, struggling to make a choice.
The Fayetteville Square is special to me and lovely year round. Some of the buildings are brand new. Others have been preserved quite beautifully. The landscaping is remarkable. The beds are tended throughout the year and each season holds its own beauty. I was on the Square April 15th and the tulip display was impressive!
From April through October Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings buzz with activity. It‘s Farmers Market Time! After visiting every single vendor, it‘s fun to sit on one of the many benches and watch everyone else visit every single vendor. Hmmm… Will that family purchase peppers or a bird house? Is that young lady here for a bouquet of flowers or a tomato plant? If you would like to visit their website, it is www.fayettevillefarmersmarket.com.
While I don‘t know which Farmers Market is your favorite, I bet it will be open for business some time this month or next! We just might see each other there!
Maybe we will share some joy! ;-) -Marci