CADC provides hospitality at Hope Farmers' Market

Central Arkansas Development Council (CADC) joined Hope Farmers' Market this morning to host the Hospitality Table and provide snacks and refreshments to market patrons. Alice Adams, CADC's Family/Community Enrichment Specialist, said she and fellow CADC members were delighted to be at the market today. "We enjoy getting out here to meet people and let them know about what programs we have," Adams said. " We have a single parent scholarship, weatherization, the Pamper Drive, and more. We also have the Assurance 16 program that will assist with utility bills." Adams said more information can be found about CADC and their services at

Also in attendance at the market today were the Mint Man with his mint plants, Farm on the Hill with fresh beef, Papa's Honey with homemade honey and pollen products, and Zoey's Simple Pleasures with homemade dog treats. Carolyn's Kitchen, Aunt Fern's Fried Pies, and Poppy's Fried Pies had baked goods while Arnold Farms, Salinas Farms, Reynold Farms, Solomon Farms, Hannah's Berries, and Silvey Farms brought their locally-grown fresh produce and other homemade wares. VC Farms had watermelons, and it's a pretty good reminder for locals what is just around the corner when watermelons start appearing!

This Thursday there will be an evening market with some of our local farmers an vendors at the Hub from 4pm to 7pm. There will be no morning market next week in observance of the 4th of July holiday. July 11th the market will be back with Diamond Bank as the host.