WAXAHACHIE — The Blue’s Brothers and their soulful music return to the Waxahachie Downtown Farmers Market this Saturday. It’s also Kids Day again, with the Ellis County Master Naturalists providing a fun craft for kids of all ages.
Volunteers will be helping kids create a sun catcher using paper plates, sticky paper and decorations made with natural materials such as leaves, flowers, acorns and more. So bring the kids or grandkids, enjoy some music, let the kids create while you shop for local produce, crafts, homemade goodies and much more.
The market closes in just three weeks so consider purchasing gift items for later to stock up on all the canned goods, salsas, jams, jellies, preserves, vinegar, relishes and pickles to open later when the weather turns cold. Open a jar and enjoy a taste of summer from the market.
Shoppers will find local fruits, vegetables and produce. Peaches, tomatoes, peppers, summer squash, cucumbers, zucchini, okra, green beans, sweet potatoes, onions, cantaloupe, watermelon, pears and more are on hand.
Fall crops such as acorn and butternut squash have arrived. Vendors at the market offer bread, eggs, honey, plants, cheeses, beef, pork, flour, and cornmeal. Also, the market has salsas, oils, marinades, preserves, pastries, jewelry, essential oils, handmade crafts and much more. There is even a selection of unique fall wreaths wrapped with decorated burlap bows.
Also, those hungry can sample homemade tamales and breakfast tacos. Market-goers are encouraged to stop by the master gardener booth for horticulture information and pick up a copy of this month’s e-news with helpful hints on lawn and garden care for October in Texas.
The Waxahachie Downtown Farmers Market is open every Saturday through the end of October, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is located at 410 South Rogers St. across from city hall. For information on becoming a seller contact Anita Brown at 469-309-4111. Be sure to “Like” the market on Facebook at Waxahachie Downtown Farmers Market.