The Fayetteville Farmers’ Market to open 2012 season Saturday, April 7

Fayetteville residents peruse the Fayetteville Farmers’ Market on the downtown square on opening day in 2011.

Staff photo

It’s 70 degrees outside, the trees are blooming, the grass is greening, and even though it’s still technically winter, there’s no snow in sight.

Every year around this time, we start hearing folks ask the same question. “When’s the Fayetteville Farmers’ Market opening this year?”

The answer is Saturday, April 7.

The market will enter its 39th season in 2012, and will include around 60 vendors, selling locally-grown flowers, produce, meats, eggs, baked goods, plants, as well as local arts and crafts.

Everyone you know (and their dog) will be there. There will be local musicians performing on just about every corner, community groups passing out brochures, politicians kissing babies (it’s an election year), and people circling the downtown square in the warm spring air while browsing the locally-grown awesomeness.

It rules.

After opening day, the downtown Fayetteville Farmers’ Market will be open on the Fayetteville square on Saturdays from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m., and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The market at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks (Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.), as well as the evening market in the Mill District (Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m.) will open in May.