Sat, 07/07/2012 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
Cowtown Farmers Market
3821 Southwest Blvd
Celebrate local agriculture and food at the annual Summer Harvest Festival at Cowtown Farmers Market, 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, July 7.
Activities at the free, family-friendly festival will include cooking demonstrations by the chefs of the Culinary School of Fort Worth; live music by Barbara Taylor and Jeff Gibbons; door prizes; tasting samples of fresh, local fruit, vegetables, cheese, bread, cake and more; plus a coloring contest for children.
Members of the Tarrant County Master Gardeners Association will answer lawn and garden questions, and Dottie Woodson, water resources expert with the Texas Agrilife Extension Center, will discuss water conservation and setting up a rain barrel.
Two local chef-authors will sell and autograph cookbooks: Jon Bonnell of Bonnell's Fine Texas Cuisine will sign copies of his latest cookbook, "Jon Bonnell's Texas Favorites" and cooking teacher/Star-Telegram columnist Ellise Pierce, a Denton native who currently resides in Paris, will sign copies of "Cowgirl Chef: Texas Cooking with the Cowgirl Chef."
Guest vendors will include Kettle Korn by Andy Korn and food truck Good Karma Kitchen, featuring vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free foods, and will join the more than 25 members of the North Central Texas Farmers Market who will be selling local fruit, vegetables, herbs, cut flowers, plants, soap and bath products, tamales, bread and baked goods, coffee, cakes and more, all grown or produced within 150 miles of Fort Worth.
Updates will be posted to the website, cowtownfarmersmarket.com
, as well as to the Cowtown Farmers Market Facebook page and Twitter account (@cowtownfm).
The North Central Texas Farmers Market Corp. operates state-certified and city-licensed farmers markets in Tarrant County, and is a member of the Farmers Market Coalition.
All NCTFMA farmers market locations now accept Lone Star Cards, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, WIC cards, credit/debit cards and cash.
The NCTFMA partners with the Tarrant County Public Health Department and Tarrant Area Food Bank to offer nutrition benefits.
The nonprofit North Central Texas Farmers Market Association has been serving Fort Worth-area residents for more than 30 years.
Markets are producer-only; that is, everything sold must be grown or produced with 150 miles of the market. The association inspects each vendor annually to verify that each is growing/producing all that is offered for sale at market. No re-sellers are allowed. No produce imported from areas outside of the 150-mile radius is allowed.
The NCTFM Corp. operates six markets in five locations in Tarrant County:
Cowtown Farmers Market
8 a.m. until noon Wednesdays
8 a.m. until noon Saturdays (year-round)
3821 Southwest Blvd., Fort Worth 76116
Cowtown Farmers Market at Downtown
9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesdays
1000 Throckmorton St., Fort Worth 76102
Federal Plaza Park
Cowtown Farmers Market at Richland Hills
7:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturdays
6980 Baker Blvd., Richland Hills 76118
Cowtown Farmers Market at Tarrant County Public Health
7:30 a.m. until 1 p.m, Wednesdays
Dr. Marion J. Brooks Building
1101 S. Main St., Fort Worth 76104
Cowtown Farmers Market at Resource Connection
7:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursdays
1500 Circle Drive
Fort Worth 76119