Arcadia Farmers Market to launch second season June 1
ARCADIA — Parking spaces will be more plentiful when the Arcadia Farmers Market opens June 1 for its second season.
Land to the west of the market at historic Route 66 and Division Street has been leased for additional parking, and a golf cart will shuttle patrons to the blue-roofed pavilion where most vendor booths will be located.
The market will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through Aug. 24.
Nearly 20 vendors have secured booth space, but there’s room for more, said Linda Simonton, who co-owns the market with Jodee McLean. Once the pavilion is full, booths are set up beneath the shade trees.
Growers and artisans will offer grass-fed and corn-fed beef, farm-fresh chicken and duck eggs, garden produce, succulents, wall hangings, cut flowers, decorative wreaths, homemade doughnuts and cinnamon rolls, peach cider, metal art, Frank’s Meat Sauce and Himalayan salt lamps.
Tuckori Farm Commodities will be back for a second season with natural insect repellent and spa products such as beard balm, lotion and bath soaks made without water, alcohol or preservatives.
Tyler Ashby, a Jones pharmacist, said he and his wife developed the products because she was having problems with her hands and nothing they found on the market was helping her dry skin. He said the Arcadia Farmers Market was a perfect sales venue, “and we’ve been able to show our kids the basics of business.”
This year, their daughter Kendall, who is 8, will offer her handmade laminated bookmarks at the family booth in exchange for a donation to the Edmond Animal Shelter.
“She’s not old enough to volunteer, but she is bound and determined to make a difference and give back to the Edmond Animal Shelter,” Ashby said.
The Snow and Grow snow-cone and food truck will serve gourmet coffee and breakfast and lunch items made from locally raised meat and produce. Food bought from vendors can be enjoyed at the shaded picnic tables.
The food truck opened May 2 and is open from 4 to 9 p.m. every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in addition to market hours. Handcrafted items, meat and eggs are available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday through Friday in the Arcadia Farmers Market building just east of the Arcadia Round Barn.
To secure booth space or rent the pavilion for a special event, call Lori Seagraves at 405-226-0346 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.