News! Green Fork Farmer’s Market to Open!

Posted on Apr 28, 2012 | 2 comments

 

We are so pleased to share this announcement as all three of your Dig In! Coordinators will be a part of this new market! Cheri LaRue is creator and market-manager. Check it out:

There is a new and unique farmer’s market getting set to start in Fayetteville. Green Fork Farmers Market will open every Wednesday from 4-7pm in the breezeway of Nightbird Books on Dickson Street starting May 9th. You can drop by and select from naturally-grown, handmade and local items. Some of the products that will be available this year include beef, chicken, pork, eggs, honey, microgreens, vegetables, herbs, herbal products, plants, and baked goods.

What makes Green Fork Farmers Market a first in the Fayetteville area is you can also select and reserve your order online for pickup at the market. The other first is the focus on all naturally-grown products.

The online system adds convenience for you if you need to know ahead what’s available and  just drop by to pick up your order on the way home from a long day. On the other hand, you can also drop by to chat with your foodie friends and favorite farmers a bit, see what the growers have available on their tables, stop by Nightbird Books for a good read, and get a cup of coffee, glass of wine, beer, and delectable food from BHKKafe.

The website (link below) tells more about this special market and how it works. Please visit and click the “Sign In” tab at the upper right to register as a customer. That way you’ll get the Saturday evening email that lets you know what is available that week and that online ordering is open. You have till Monday midnight to get your pre-order reserved.

Green Fork Farmers Market will have a special sneak-peek market on Thursday, May 3rd at the Walton Art’s Center kickoff of Artosphere before Michael Pollan’s talk that night. (Parking at the WAC parking lot will be free that evening with a donation of nuts or peanut butter.) Visit anytime from 4-7 in front of the Walton Art’s Center. Music from 3 Penny Acre too!

 Sign up — before Saturday at 3 p.m. to get the sneak-peak market email — but sign up soon to be a part of Green Fork Farmers Market:

http://greenforkfarmersmarket.locallygrown.net/welcome

It’s free to sign up and no obligation to purchase. Can’t wait to see you there!

 

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2 Comments

  1. Does not Wren’s Market also let you reserve food online?
    harve

    • Thanks for writing Harve. Wren’s Market is conducted by email, which is also a wonderful way to work a pre-ordering system. Green Fork Farmers Market is the first in our area to try out the web-based ‘shopping cart’ type system from locallygrown.net. There are markets in Conway, Little Rock, etc who have already blazed the trail in Arkansas with this type of system. And Wren’s Market blazed the trail in our area for a winter (and now year-round) market. Isn’t it great living in a place growing so many options to support local food and farmers! —Leigh