Posted on May 17, 2023
Let’s Grow Crazy’s Amy Lane (pictured left) and Michelle Burns updated Mineral Wells Rotarians today on the progress and success of the farmer’s market, located at 500 S.E 2nd Ave.
They also surprised the club with a generous gesture.
Michelle explained how the market has grown over its first two years in operation. It began with 13 vendors, and now has more than 30, with just a handful of those artisans. That means the majority are vendors selling local products like breads, fruits and meats all produced or sourced within 80 miles of Mineral Wells.
The market is open 8 a.m.-noon the first and third Saturdays from April through October.
Along with the twice-monthly vendor’s markets, local gardeners can lease their own garden box from which they grow and tend to their own fruits, vegetables or other items. A grant from Rotary Club of Mineral Wells last year allowed for the construction of a dozen additional garden boxes.
Amy said Let’s Grow Crazy has decided to give one of those boxes to the Rotary Club as a show of appreciation.
A railroad container will soon be delivered to the market site, Amy said, and made into an air-conditioned education and office facility. The container was made possible through a donation from Leadership Mineral Wells Class 26. She said recent rains delayed delivery and placement of the container.
Amy also talked about Let’s Grow Crazy’s recent “Farm-to-Table” fundraiser that took place in the Crazy Water Hotel ballroom. She said just over 100 people attended, and they were able to enjoy foods of which more than 80 percent were locally grown, produced or sourced. She said the non-profit organization raised $23,000 from that fundraiser, with plans to have it again next year.
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Program Chair this week was Shelly Wells.
Rotary Club of Mineral Wells meets every Wednesday at noon at Southside Church of Christ. Lunches are catered by Sadie’s Eats.