The day that I have been anxiously awaiting is almost here…the grand opening of our new Farmer’s Market. Jefferson has needed one for a long time and I want to congratulate and thank the team that put this together. As an innkeeper, I am darn excited about having access to organic farm grown fruits and vegatables. As a citizen, I am thrilled to be able to buy local and spend my money in my community where it will do the MOST good.
Here are a few facts about our new Farmers Market. There will be all sorts of products that are strictly grown or made within 50 miles of Jefferson Texas, including soaps, meats, veggies, granola, baked goods, honey, and more. Jefferson is in a very rural part of East Texas so we have a fantastic access to these products that other parts of the state will not have. 50% of the vendors must sell agricultural products. The rest of the products sold can be high value goods such as soap or lotions that are produced here in Marion County (or in one of our adjacent counties within 50 miles).
So next time you are at the Carriage House B&B, you will not be served fruits and vegetables purchased at Walmart or the grocery store. You will be served delicious organically farm grown fruits and vegtables. We all know how incredible fresh berries taste or how wonderful a vine ripened tomato can be to enjoy and I am thrilled to be able to offer these to our guests.
GRAND OPENING -This Friday (6/3/11) @ 4pm
The Famers Market will be located in the empty vacant lot next to the Dairy Queen on Hwy 59 (203 S Walcott St, 75657).
Operating hours: (June- December)