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Bring the family - there is no activity more naturally family-oriented than shopping for food and cooking together!
As many of our regular clients already know, the Harlingen Farmers Market is now into its fourth year of operation. We have celebrated locally grown food and growers for over 180 weeks!
Imagine.... 180 afternoons of hard-working farmers and producers supplying residents of Harlingen and surrounding communities with the freshest locally grown food available. There is a bountiful harvest being sold every week here - come take advantage of the best Harlingen has to offer!
The Farmers Market is a place of learning - visiting with market growers on a regular basis will help you become attuned to the Valley's seasonal productivity.
Among the vegetables and fruits that are available now are lettuces, green and red mustard, baby greens, beets, cilantro, bok choy, purple and white eggplant, spinach, many varieties of citrus fruits (including pomelo), peppers (hot and sweet), basil, radishes, hydroponically grown tomatoes, and even some very colorful carrots.
Eggs produced by free range chickens are in plentiful supply, and sporting an array of colors. Interested in quail or duck eggs? Come on by. Grass-fed beef, lamb, pork, and some chicken in a variety of cuts are all available at every market. Browse also through many attractive healthy plants: locally adapted herbs, vegetables and butterfly/hummingbird-friendly varieties.
Unique jams, local honey, a variety of salsas, pecans, walnuts and many varieties of dried fruit, bean-to-bar chocolate, and pickled beets are among many of the locally produced foods you'll find it a delight to choose from... come prepared for taste tests!
Take a step toward a more health-conscious lifestyle this Saturday. Remember to bring your shopping bag/basket, cash, and a cooler for your car if you intend to purchase any meat products, eggs, or perishable produce. There is so much to explore and enjoy downtown that once you are there you will want to linger. Come prepared... and be open to the moment.
New York Deli is a great place to stop in for lunch before the Market opens - they are open until 3:00. You can also fulfill your dreams for a thriving garden by shopping at Grimsells, right on the other side of the wall - you know the one, with the striking mural.
The Farmers Market is now partnering with "Market Days", best known for the large event on Jackson Street in downtown Harlingen which takes place every first Saturday of the month. We have seen that connecting with the business-minded individuals who run Market Days brings results that enhance the quality of life in Harlingen far beyond the sum of these two entities. In other words, good things are happening!
Stay in touch - join us on facebook to get regular detailed updates about Market activities. And of course, enjoy the weekly photos of Market fun.
To your health,
Donna and Michael
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