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April 19, 2013 Sarah E. O’Brien, 936-559-2573
The City of Nacogdoches Main Street Program is proud to announce that the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) has named the Nacogdoches Farmer’s Market a 2013 Certified Farmer’s Market. Nacogdoches is proud to be certified for the fifth year in a row. The Texas Department of Agriculture annually selects markets who meet certain criteria as “Certified” markets, such as a certain percentage of all agricultural products sold through the farmers markets are grown in Texas; and at least two or more of its members are farmers selling their own produce.
The Nacogdoches Farmer’s Market requires that all vendors only sell produce that is grown within a 90-mile radius of Nacogdoches County. We have very strict guidelines, which are available on the market’s website by visiting www.nacogdochesfarmersmarket.com .The Main Street Office has been and will continue to enforce the 90-mile radius rule to ensure we are in compliance with the Texas Department of Agriculture’s guidelines. We strive for our market to be a “true” farmer’s market. “We want our customer’s to know the farmer’s and vendors they are buying products from put their heart and souls into their products,” said Main Street Manager Sarah O’Brien. The Nacogdoches County Master Gardeners perform farm visits on behalf of the market to ensure compliance.
“We are so proud of our farmer’s and the farmer’s market. It is truly an honor to be recognized by the Texas Department of Agriculture again this year,” said O’Brien.
If you would like to sign up for the weekly Farmers’ Market email update, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You are also more than welcome to visit www.nacogdochesfarmersmarket.com for more information. You can also be our fan on facebook @NacogdochesFarmersMarket.
The Nacogdoches Farmers’ Market, located at the “hitch lot” at the corner of West Main and Pearl Streets, is open from 8 a.m. until noon or later every Saturday morning and on Wednesday afternoons from 2 to 6 p.m.. If the market parking lot is full, additional parking is available in the Nacogdoches County Courthouse Annex parking lot.