Posted on Jun 17, 2021
Eating better and healthier, learning to grow your own food and supporting local producers are the goals of the new "Let's Grow Crazy" Farmer's Market. Rotary Club of Mineral Wells on Wednesday welcomed, pictured from left, Michele Burns, Amy Ringo Lane and Tai Silva to talk about the new market and its long-term plans.
Located at 500 S.W. 2nd Avenue downtown, south of the Baker Hotel's front steps, the not-for-profit market is a true farmer's market featuring natural and locally grown food with a goal of building community and creating an education center. The current Leadership of Mineral Wells Class 26 is taking on that goal as a class project.
The market is in its early stages. It opened June 5, drawing a lot of people who shopped the vendors, purchasing locally grown and produced vegetables, fruits, meats, breads, salsa and more. The market will be open the first and third Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
This coming Saturday, June 19, the market is taking place at Lake Palo Pinto in conjunction with the Palo Pinto Farmer’s Market and Summer Festival. The hours are 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and the address is 1921 FM 3137, Palo Pinto, TX 76484-3701, west of FM Road 4 south of Palo Pinto between Lone Camp and Santo.
The market is in the early stages of developing its community garden, with water provided by the City of Mineral Wells. Installing irrigation lines is the next step.
With their plans to develop a garden, learning center, programs and more, funding is a main objective for the group. Plans are to lunch a crowd funding effort in the coming days. In the meantime, donations can be sent to:
Let's Grow Crazy
P.O. Box 573
Mineral Wells, Texas 76068
Follow their progress and information about the market and vendors on Facebook (link above) and check out this video from the market's opening day:
Rotary Club of Mineral Wells meets every Wednesday at noon at Southside Church of Christ, with lunch catered by Sadie's Eats. Meetings are for club members, prospective members and invited guests.