New Hallsville Farmers Market Offers Homemade Goods | News

HALLSVILLE – East Texans will now have a new place to buy and sell home-grown and home-grown items with the recent opening of the new Hallsville Farmers’ Market.

Hallsville resident Jennifer Brice said the market, which hosted its debut last Saturday, was extremely successful and she has already signed up additional vendors for the next market scheduled for May 28.

Brice came up with the idea for the new market after traveling to downtown Marshall and returning to attend the Harrison County Farmers Market.

“I have a bakery at home and I sell homemade breads, and I was going back and forth to Marshall to participate in theirs and I finally decided, ‘Why don’t we have one in Hallsville? ‘” Brice said on Tuesday. “Instead of waiting for someone else to start one, I just decided to set it up myself.”

The Hallsville Farmers’ Market allows vendors to pay a one-time $25 fee to participate in the full season of the market, which is held from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month through the end of September on the open ground. , located at 200 Loma Vista Drive near the First United Methodist Church of Hallsville.

“For our first week last week, we had 38 vendors and a coffee truck which was also a big draw,” Brice said. “We had over 300 visitors who came to shop, and we had about five vendors completely sold out. It was a great success and I expect most of the same vendors to participate on May 28th and four more vendors have even signed up.

“Once they message the page, I’ll send them an application and they can pay the $25 season fee,” she said. “All vendors must offer home-grown or home-grown items.”

Some of the offerings from vendors at First Market last week included homemade baked goods including yeast bread, sweet breads and cookies; jams and jellies; homemade chocolate; homemade bath bombs and sugar scrubs; local honey; gardening crafts; a meat market; fresh eggs; candles, car fresh produce and beverage cups; freeze-dried sweets; t-shirts and clothing; hand-sewn crafts; produce; and live music.

“We expect to have more produce at the next market, including watermelons, peas and other items,” Brice said.

James V. Payne