The Mena Farmer’s Market opened over the weekend for the first time this season, offering up a delectable array of fresh veggies and homemade goodies. The Farmer’s Market is located next to the historic train depot in Mena and is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 7 a.m.
Market member Kim Hughes said vendors already have kale, Swiss chard, lettuce, new potatoes, turnips, yellow squash, broccoli, cauliflower and even some green tomatoes. You can also sometimes find homemade crafts and soaps, as well as brownies, breads and more.
There are many good reasons to shop at the market, from supporting the local economy to expanding your taste buds by trying something new. You can also join the Farmer’s Market for $25 per year with no weekly fees or dues added. Hughes explained that all produce is local, being grown within a 50 mile radius of Mena.
To becoming a vendor, pick up a copy of the rule book at the Polk County Extension Office and call Kim and 479-243-8981.