The Hope Farmers’ Market had a great turnout at the Hub in downtown Hope this morning. Nice weather and a good crowd made for a pleasant morning while local citizens shopped for fresh produce. Also, two new guests were on the scene to share their organizations’ info with patrons.
The Central Arkansas Development Council (CADC) hosted the hospitality table this week bringing sweet refreshments, fun gifts for the kiddos, and plenty of info about what they have to offer Hope and Hempstead County. The CADC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping those in need. Program Supervisor Victoria Bradley said the CADC office crew have been looking forward to being at the Farmers’ Market. “We are so glad to be here today a the Hope Farmers’ Market,” said Bradley. “This is our chance to give back to the community while also letting them know we are here in this county and have so much to offer. We don’t want to be the best-kept secret in Southwest Arkansas!” More info about the CADC can be found on their website.
Another new guest at Hope Farmers’ Market was Diane Eilenstein from the President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site. Eilenstein shared with SWARK.Today what news she had to share with the public at Farmers’ Market today. “I love going to the Farmers’ Market,” said Eilenstein. “It is the best way to get info to the community. We want everyone to know the Clinton Birthplace Home is back open and everyone is welcome to come to this National Historic Site to get a guided tour and learn about Bill Clinton.” More info about this historic site right here in Hope can be found on the website.
Of course, the star of every Farmers’ Market is the fresh, locally-grown produce, the baked goods, and the many different homemade products. The vendors bringing these products today were Salinas Farms, Young Sprouts, Heirloom Farms, Bright Family Farms, Carolyn’s Kitchen, Georgina’s Baked Goods, and Farm on the Hill. Aunt Fern was back with her fried pies, fan-favorite the Mint Man had his mint goodies, and David Langston was there with his jams and jellies.
All in all, it was another great morning at the Market. The Hope Farmers’ Market is every Tuesday morning from 7 to 11 at the Hub in downtown Hope.