Sunday, July 3, 2011

Celebrating the Fayetteville Farmers Market

Northwest Arkansas is home to many farmers' markets, but none can top the very popular Fayetteville Farmers' Market on the town square.  This year, it's open from April 2nd - November 19th; on Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

I took the photo to the left yesterday. I happily purchased fresh blueberries, peaches, lettuce, cabbage, cucumbers, zucchini, arugula, summer squash, new potatoes, green beans, and a lovely potted lavender plant.
For the last 37 years, the downtown square market has offered the finest in locally produced vegetables, fruits, flowers, plants, meats, baked goods, honey, eggs, jams, crafts, and fine art from the 4 county area. . . .  [E]ach market day is a feast for the eyes, ears and palate, with a riot of color, aromas, and sounds. Known as the “Crown Jewel of Fayetteville,” the Saturday market is alive with street performers, tourists, and the residents of Northwest Arkansas visiting with over 60 vendors around the beautiful square gardens. 

For animal lovers, there is a special recent addition to the festivities. Fayetteville Animal Shelter volunteers walk dogs from the animal shelter, each wearing little "adopt me" vests - with many happy results!

A couple years ago when LL.M. alumnus, Andrew Hopper was with us, Andrew did a podcast of a trip to the market.  You can listen to it via the link on our About Northwest Arkansas on the LL.M. Program website.

We will be visiting the downtown Farmers Market and interviewing vendors as part of our orientation class for the new LL.M. candidates, An Introduction to the Law of Food & Agriculture taught by our good friend and distinguished Visiting Professor, Neil Hamilton.

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