Local Farmer's Market Open Six Days a Week

Reported by: Rebecca Rivers
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Updated: 5/21/2013 11:20 am
If you're looking for fresh, Texas-raised produce, you're in luck now six days of the week. 

The Apple Country farmer's market, located at the southwest corner of 19th Street and Avenue A is now open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. till 5:30 p.m. Apple Country Orchard owner Cal Brints said that they have a variety of healthy fruits and vegetables and will only be getting a bigger selection as the summer progresses. 

"We have many members of our Farmer's Market Association that supply us with all sorts of fruits and vegetables; tomatoes, peppers, onions, okra, squash, apples, oranges, grapefruit, etc, etc," Brints said. "It's a little early for black eyed peas or green beans yet, but those will be coming on next month." 

The locally-raised produce at the Farmer's Market can also be purchased through a coalition for healthy eating for families with small children. 

"We started May 1 and there is a voucher program that is sponsored by the Texas Department of Agriculture that is only for those families that have children five years and under that qualify for the WIC program and it is only for redeeming those vouchers for fresh fruits and vegetables," Brints said. "Of course people are welcome to come and pay cash or credit card, or debit card, or use the SNAP program, the food stamp program here at the Farmer's Market." 

Other products available at the Farmer's Market include locally-raised honey, homemade pies and bread. Shopping at farmer's markets not only insures the origin and freshness of your produce, but also helps support local agriculture production. 

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