IF YOU GO
WHAT: Burnet Farmers’ Market
WHEN: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 21
WHERE: Burnet County Courthouse square in Burnet
FOR MORE: Go to www.burnetcountyhighlandlakesmastergardener.org
FROM STAFF REPORTS
BURNET — With spring produce on the vine, area gardeners and farmers are setting up shop once again on the courthouse square in Burnet.
The Burnet Farmers’ Market opens for business May 2, 2015. The event, which features locally grown food as well as artisan sales, is open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. each Saturday through Nov. 21. Many of the items shoppers can find include organically grown and conventional fruits and vegetables as well as free-range eggs and even locally produced meat.
But you can also discover some great homemade jams, jellies, salsas and baked goods. There’s even a local winery that often sets up a booth.
As the growing season changes, you can find new fruits and vegetables just about every week.
One of the great things about local farmers’ markets is they allow the consumer to meet the producer. People can ask about growing methods and other things. It’s a chance for growers and buyers to build relationships.
Plus, it’s also a great way to support local agriculture.
On the third Saturday of the month, the Highland Lakes Master Gardener Association hosts a demonstration at 10:30 a.m.
As well as buyers, the market is always looking for vendors. For more information on becoming a vendor, contact Roxanne Dunegan at (512) 756-9396 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. People can also go to www.burnetcountyhighlandlakesmastergardener.org for more information.