Cleburne Times-Review, Cleburne, TX

Local News

June 6, 2013

New farmers market opening Saturday

A new Cleburne Farmers Market opens for the season this summer, with at least five different vendors committed to participating in the opening weekend, spokeswoman Lana Grantham said.

The season runs through Oct. 26.

The market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon in the parking lot behind Exxon Tiger Mart on the southeast corner of the intersection of West Henderson Street and Ridgeway Drive. 

The opening day will offer farm produce, some processed oils from the Texas Hill Country, balsamic vinegars and local honey, Grantham said.

Walnut Creek Farms, a popular vendor at both the Burleson and Mansfield farmers markets, will also have a booth at the new Cleburne market, Grantham said. 

“So some of what you might see at other markets, you will be seeing here, too,” she said. “We are looking for a baker to participate, more produce vendors.

“We are also looking for artisans — people who make jewelry or sculptures, things like that. Under no circumstances are we interested in flea market-type items.”

Grantham said the new Cleburne Farmer’s Market is also offering something that is “pretty unique, something only a few other markets are doing.” The market is offering “backyard gardeners” a space at a discounted price.

Regular vendor spaces are $25 per market day, but backyard gardeners can get two feet of table space for $5 up to three times in the season, Grantham said.

Civic, community and nonprofit organizations are also welcome to claim booth space in the market for free, she said.

Grantham said she and her two sisters, Carol Beene of Shreveport and Sara Recer of San Diego,  came together to stage the market, choosing that parking lot as their location because they are co-owners of the shopping center there.

“My sisters and I frequently go to different farmers’ markets, and we saw that they are very popular and becoming more popular,” Grantham said. “Since the farmers’ market that was on South Main [at the Market Square] closed down, there really is no outlet here in Cleburne for farmers. 

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