Fort Worth’s Oldest Farmers Market Celebrates New Digs
The name is the same, but the venue has changed for Cowtown Farmers Market—and the public is invited to celebrate the new location on Saturday, Aug.13.
Cowtown Farmers Market has moved from Fort Worth’s Southwest Boulevard (due to a change in management) to Veterans Park in White Settlement, about 10 minutes away. To introduce the public to the new location, the market is hosting a festival during National Farmers Market Week—an opportunity to showcase the value of farmers markets in providing healthy, locally sourced foods.
The Cowtown Farmers Market festival will run from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Aug. 13, at Veterans Park, 8901 Clifford St., White Settlement.
The festival will feature an array of locally grown fruits and vegetables from more than 20 area vendors, plus meats (including chicken, pork, beef, and eggs) from local ranchers as well as artisan products—such as jams, jellies, seasonings, and even small-batch craft dog food. The event will also offer gardening information, activities for kids, and a cooking demo by urban farmers Steve and Ursula Nunez from Mind Your Garden.
Plus, just like every market day, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) shoppers can take advantage of Double Up Food Bucks, which allows them to double their buying power on fresh produce, up to $20 a day. They simply need to show their Lone Star Card at the market information booth and pick up their Double Up tokens.
Double Up Food Bucks is offered in partnership with Blue Zones Project, Fort Worth’s well-being improvement initiative, and North Texas Healthy Communities, which oversees Blue Zones Project as the nonprofit outreach arm of Texas Health Resources.