Farmers market

Courtesy / White River Creamery

Farmers have had to adjust the way they sell their products to the public amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses like White River Creamery and Fat Top Farm have tried new services like home delivery and reaching farmers market customers through a smartphone app.

The start of local outdoor farmers markets is synonymous with spring, but farmers, customers and markets are having to make changes to meet social distancing restrictions. We speak with two of the coordinators for the Fayetteville Farmers Market about the adjustments they've had to make.

The Fayetteville Farmers Market is hosting a Fall Harvest Festival with a Farm-to-Table Brunch Saturday at the Fayetteville Town Center. Brunch will feature food from local chefs and proceeds will help advance promotional opportunities for the market next year.

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The new farmers market is open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays at Harry Sbanotto Park in Tontitown. Vendors must fill out an application form. There are no fees to participate in the market's inaugural year.

Community Spotlight - Funky Junk Festival

Mar 27, 2017

The Funky Junk Festival is scheduled for June 3-4 in Chester.  The festival, now in its third year, includes an array of vendors from all over Arkansas.  The cost of attendance for vendors is $10 with all proceeds going towards preserving and improving upon  the site of the Chester Farmers' Market.  The weekly farmers' market will begin in May.

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