Farm and Art Market

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The Arkansas City Farm and Art Market got off to a soggy and cold start last week.

About 13 vendors braved the weather, according to market coordinator Kristi Old.

“We have over 20 vendors signed up once the market gets going, and we have nicer weather,” she said.

All produce sold at the market is locally grown, and is sold by the people growing it.

Early spring vegetables available now include lettuce, broccoli, green onions, asparagus, radishes, kale, peas, chard and spinach.

Vegetables such as carrots, beets, cabbage and new potatoes will be expected soon.

Tomatoes, the season favorites, are expected in about three weeks — thanks to “hoop house” growing by one of the vendors.

Other vegetables and fruits will be offered in season.

In addition, other products available at the market include everything from honey to children’s bows, candles, soaps, jellies, fresh baked goods, and a variety of handmade jewelry and other crafts.

This will be the fourth season for the market to be located on the north side of Wilson Park.

The park provides shade, ample parking, restrooms and playground equipment for the children.

The Ark City Farm and Art Market is open from 4 to 6 p.m. every Tuesday from now through Sept. 27.