Produce a plenty at the Bastrop 1832 Farmers Market….

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March 09, 2017
Spring is in the air, wildflowers are blooming, and produce is now in plentiful supply at the Bastrop 1832 Farmers Market. March is National Nutrition Month and what better way to focus on your health and nutrition than by stocking up on fresh veggies at your local Farmers Market. “We are excited to welcome back Kalbas Farms and Bastrop Gardens to the market,” said Market Manager Robert Fajkus. One of the goals of the Bastrop 1832 Farmers Market Board of directors is to help area residents eat better—and what better way to do that then to stock up on seasonal foods such as veggies, fruits, grass fed beef, pasture raised pork and chicken, farm eggs, sprouts and micro greens, local honey, herbs, and much more from over 30 vendors.

The Bastrop 1832 Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is conveniently located at 1302 Chestnut Street between the Bastrop Convention & Exhibition Center and the new Lost Pines Art Center. The market is continuing to expand from the barn and covered porch to other areas of the property. “We were thrilled to welcome first time vendor Johnson’s Backyard Garden last weekend, despite the rainy weather they brought a variety of fresh, local, organic produce for consumers to enjoy,” said Dolores Leeper, Publicity Chair. Johnson’s Backyard Garden owns 40 acres in Cedar Creek and is one of Bastrop County’s largest growers and will be at the market every Saturday morning for residents and visitors to enjoy.

March also brings with it the annual Plant Extravaganza on Saturday, March 18th. Bastrop 1832 vendors will be offering many varieties of vegetable plants (tomato, pepper, and squash, and more), bedding plants, herb plants, trees, shrubs, & ornamentals for sale, all locally grown, and just in time for Spring planting. “Education is also a critical component of what we do,” said Market President Jeff Long. You can pick up information about gardening in our information corner every weekend at the market. 

“It’s safe to say that if you haven’t visited the market lately, now is a wonderful time to return, or make your first visit to the market,” said Main Street Program Director Sarah O’Brien. “The Board and Vendors have been working very hard to continually improve the market and make it a thriving Farmer’s Market for Bastrop residents and visitors to enjoy for years to come.” For more information on the Bastrop 1832 Farmer’s Market visit their website at http://www.bastrop1832farmersmarket.org/ or visit them on Facebook @Bastrop1832farmersmarket. 
Contact:
Sarah O'Brien, Main Street Director
sobrien@cityofbastrop.org, (512) 332-8996