We know what you’re thinking: Isn’t farmers market season behind us? That’s where you’re mistaken and doing your refrigerator a disservice. While many of the city’s markets have closed up shop until spring, a handful are still in the game.
Here’s where you can still get your fresh fix:
Bernice Garden Farmers Market
Closing day: Oct. 21
When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sundays
Where: 1402 S. Main in SoMa
Dunbar Garden Market
Closing day: Oct. 27
When: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturdays
Where: 1720 S. Chester St.
Info: (501) 529-8520 or find them on Facebook
Hillcrest Farmers Market
Closing day: It’s year-round!
When: 8 a.m.-noon October-April on Saturdays
Where: 2200 block of Kavanaugh in front of Pulaski Heights Baptist
Info: (501) 661-1129 or find them on Facebook
But whether you're making a trip to the market or even your local grocery store, it's important to do a little planning first. To get the freshest produce in the next few months, fill your bags with these in-season items.
Fall Seasonal Produce:
- black-eyed peas*
- collard greens
- green beans*
- green peas
- leafy greens*
- lima beans
- sweet potatoes*
- winter squash
For more information on all things fresh, visit the Arkansas Grown website.