Farmer’s Market Takes Root This Saturday in Downtown Arlington

This Saturday, January 12 from 2:00-6:00 p.m., the first-ever Downtown Arlington Foodies Farmer’s Market will be popping up adjacent to Legal Draft Beer Co., 500 E. Division St., right here in Downtown Arlington. This new monthly enterprise is a creative whirlwind of collaboration between Arlington Foodies, Downtown Arlington Management Corporation (DAMC) and a plethora of other enthusiastic partners and vendors.

“We're very grateful to everyone who has jumped in to support us,” said Jennifer Hurley, Arlington Foodies member and co-founder of the Farmer’s Market. “DAMC has given us invaluable support in permitting. Legal Draft graciously offered us space at their location, and Urban Union is providing additional space for the market.”

Arlington Foodies, a non-profit that supports community-building through health and wellness initiatives, has experience in launching programs that close the gap between farmers and families. The Arlington Foodies Produce Co-op meets every other week at CenterSpace Coworking for their community-driven produce pick up. When the Farmer’s Market opens this Saturday, the Produce Co-op will be there selling local and organic produce.

The Downtown Arlington Foodies Farmer’s Market will take place on the second Saturday of every month. Well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome to come along with their people. For more information, visit the website or the Facebook event.

What's Blossoming at the Market?

Nearly twenty Farmer's Market vendors will offer shoppers an array of goods for sample and sale this month. Even more vendors are expected to participate in the Market in February.

In addition to the delicious selection of fruits, herbs and vegetables at the Market, you'll find specialty coffee, baked goods, beef jerky, CBD products, soaps, popcorn, cheeses, jams and much more. While you're at the Market, we also recommend you also make time to explore the growing number of restaurants, bars, shops and destinations that call Urban Union home.

Specialty vendor partners who are participating in the January 12 Farmer’s Market include:

Andrei's Homemade Fudge

Homemade fudge in assorted flavors

Arlington Foodies Produce Co-op

Fruits and veggies

Billyz Beanz Coffee

Fresh roasted coffee by the bag

Biolief/Elixirs by Kindness

CBD products

Coal Miners Jerky

Smoked beef jerky

DUBalicious Cupcakes

Baked goods

Emotions Made Edible

Made from scratch baked goods (regular, vegan, keto) and candy

Hobby Beekeeper's Honey

Honey

Honey Acre Farms

Fruits and veggies

Idlewild Botanical

Herbs and veggies

Kik’s Kitchen Creations

Cupcakes, cookies, candy, pickles, jelly, dry soup mixes, and whatever strikes our fancy this month

Ladybug Botanicals Bath Co.

Natural handmade soap, lotion bars, bath bombs, home fragrance and soy candles

Launa's All Tarted Up Bakery

Cottage food products, including breads and pastries

Mama-Ella’s Popcorn Kitchen

Homemade, handcrafted popcorn snacks made without artificial colors, flavors or preservatives

Salter Coffee

Small batch, single-origin coffees

Say Cheese

Pimento cheeses

Simply Fabulous Foods

Ranch dip/dressings

Sweet Comfort Bakery

Baked goods

Taste That Food Truck and Catering

Homemade jams

The Whole Orrdeal

Local artisan soaps, sugar scrubs, and body products. Soaps are lard-based and many contain local honey, kefir or goat’s milk

WYS Enterprises, LLC

CBD edibles, oils and water solubles

Yemi Jars

Chocolate whiskey cakes

Keep an eye on the Farmer's Market webpage for changes and additions to the list of this month's participants.

Stretch, sip and shop

In keeping with Arlington Foodies’ commitment to health and wellness, the Arlington Yoga Center is partnering with them to offer a yoga class during the Farmer’s Market. The class, which starts at 2:30 p.m., includes an hour-long yoga practice on the Union Worx patio, then a beer/beverage of your choice from Legal Draft. Tickets are only $10 and available now online.

Every quarter, the Farmer's Market will host a food-centric competition that's specific to the season, and the Arlington Foodies are kicking off the program this Saturday with a Home Chef Chili Cook-Off. Follow your nose to their booth to learn more about their organization and how to join.

Upcoming competitions will include:

  • Winter - Cookie Bake Off
  • Spring - Chicken Cook Off
  • Summer - Pie Eating Competition
  • Fall - return of the Chili Cook Off

For More Information

Learn more about the Downtown Arlington Foodies Farmer’s Market by visiting this page on Arlington Foodies website. If you’re interested in becoming a vendor at future markets, or have a skill you'd like to share by leading a workshop or other learning experience, Arlington Foodies welcomes your inquiries any time.

The Downtown Arlington Foodies Farmer's Market is an official DAMC Pop-Up! Partner. Click here to learn more about the program.

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Designated by the State of Texas as the Arlington Cultural District, Downtown Arlington blends a unique mix of activities, sights, tastes and sounds that attract visitors and locals alike. Within its less than a two-mile radius, Downtown is home to a top tier public research university, prolific fine and performing artists and arts institutions, live entertainment, exciting NCAA and professional athletics, one-of-a-kind dining and retail, and a supportive business climate.