The new Downtown Mesquite Farmers Market will begin June 12. The weekly marketplace of fresh produce and creative artisans will take place Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Nov. 27 at Front Street Station. For more details, visit www.downtownmesquitetx.com.
Produced by Lively Local Markets, the Downtown Mesquite Farmers Market will feature more than local farmers and vendors as well as live music and activities for the whole family. As a part of the June 12 kick-off event, attendees can enter a drawing for a $100 farmers market gift card. Custom Downtown Mesquite Farmers Market tote bags will be given away to the first 100 in attendance.
Downtown Manager Beverly Abell said, “In years past, Downtown Mesquite was the site of a twice-a-month market in the parking area around the central gazebo. With the completion of the Front Street Station project, we now have a designated location for vendor booths with special tie-downs for their tents, a shaded walking path for customers and a stage area for live entertainment.” Abell shared that the addition of food trucks will be a big part of this reboot of the farmers market program.
In addition to the new location and concept for the farmers market, there is more parking for customers, artist murals as well as expanded shopping and dining options for attendees.
Abell shared, “This new market concept is another step in the revitalization of Downtown Mesquite. This weekly event, with its variety, interactive opportunities and fun will not only draw a great number of visitors, but it will also add more pop-up business development opportunities for entrepreneurs. We are looking forward to seeing new success stories that begin with this market.”