Friday, May 12, 2017

EDITORIAL >> Farmers markets

Farmers markets have opened for the season in Cabot, Jacksonville, Sherwood and Lonoke. That means plenty of local fresh fruit, veggies, eggs, honey, jams, pickles, pies and lots more.

Visit them and support your local farmers and gardeners, and even a few beekeepers.

The ever-popular Cabot Farmers Market is happening today at Re:New Community Church, 1122 S. Second St. It will be open from 8 a.m. till noon every Saturday through Sept. 9.

The Jacksonville Farmers Market is open from 3 p.m. till 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. It may be small compared to some, but there is still plenty of great local produce jams and jellies.

Lonoke’s Fishtown Farmers Market, the town’s first farmers market, opened last Saturday to great acclaim. It will be open on the first and third Saturdays of each month until Sept. 30.

Sherwood’s farmers market is held from 5 till 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Sherwood Forest, 1111 W. Maryland Ave.

Buy local and have fun out there!