Farmers Markets in East Texas

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I absolutely love this time of year! The changing from one season to the next is exciting to me. Each fresh season has its perks. Spring is the time of year that stuff starts to come back to life! Flowers bloom, people get out of their houses more, the sun shines bright but the air still has a slight crispness to it, it is acceptable to wear flip flops, grilling is a must, and there is just an overall feel of new life and freshness. Spring is just good for the soul!

Another perk is the Farmers’ Markets that we have here in East Texas!

Nothing beats heading down to a local Farmers’ Market on a lazy Saturday morning to enjoy a cup of coffee and shop the fresh fruits, veggies, flowers, bread, and other hand crafted items. Below are a few in the area that you can enjoy!

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Farmers’ Markets in East Texas:

  1. East Texas State Fair Farmers Market – OPEN NOW! Located at the Fair (2112 W. Front Street, Tyler) under the large pavilion. Hours: Tuesdays & Saturdays 7 am-1pm.
  2. Tyler Farmers Market – Opens in May. Located in the parking lot of the Broadway Square Mall in Tyler. Hours: Tuesday, Thursdays & Saturdays 7am-2pm.
  3. Rose City Farmers Market – Opens the first weekend of April! Located in the parking lot of Juls (7212 Old Jacksonville Hwy, Tyler).
  4. Historic Longview Farmers Market – Opening in April, date will be announced soon! Saturday market is located on the site of the former Kelly Plow Works (at the corner of Center and High Streets) in Longview. Wednesday market is located on Hawkins Parkway at the Good Shepherd Institute for Healthy Living. Hours: Saturdays & Wednesdays 7:30-11:30.
  5. City of Lindale Farmers Market – Open now until September! Located at Picker’s Pavilion
    Hwy 69 & Valley Street, Lindale. Hours: Saturdays 8am-1pm.
  6. Rusk County Farmers Market – Opens in May! Located next to the Henderson Activities Center parking lot on Fair Park and South High in Henderson. Hours: Saturdays 7am-sold out, Tuesdays 1:00pm-sold out.
  7. Athens Farmers Market – Opens May 7th! Located at 212 N. Palestine in Athens. Hours: Saturdays 8am-12pm.
  8. Mineola Farmers Market – Opens in May through July! Located at the Pavilion West of the Depot on Front Street in Mineola. Hours: Saturdays 7:30-11am.
  9. Winnsboro Farmers Market – Winter market lasts through March, stay tuned to website for opening dates for 2016! Located downtown Winnsboro at Highway 11 and Market Street. Hours: Saturdays 10am-1pm.
  10. Grow it Forward Farm Edom –  Opening in late April! Located on their farm at CR 4609, Edom. Hours: TBD.
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Originally from East Texas, Traci grew up in the small town of Quitman. Being a preacher’s kid, her family moved around a bit taking them to places like Nacogdoches and eventually landing in Lubbock. She attended Texas Tech University (wreck ‘em!) and received a Bachelor’s in Business Administration. While in the desert lands of West Texas, she met and fell in love with her best friend, Ryan. After having their first daughter, Addison, they moved back to the homelands of East Texas and now reside in Tyler. Since then, they’ve added another daughter, Kamryn, a son, Miles, and a tiny toy poodle named Bailey to the Dixon clan. The Dixons are also in the process to adopt! Traci is an entrepreneur owning her own health & wellness business. Her and her husband Ryan also own and operate Tyler’s first craft brewery. She loves to spend time with her family, travel with her husband, cook, run, read, watch enormous amounts of HGTV and/or Food Network, laugh and chat with friends over coffee or wine! Traci’s motto in life is to "live more and give more.” Her passion is living each day to the fullest, embracing every moment given and giving back in small and big ways when and where possible.

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