Laredo Farmer’s Market returns with new activities

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The Laredo Main Street Farmers Market will be held at the Laredo Outlet Shoppes for the second consecutive occasion. The event will take place on Saturday, September 17 on the second floor in suite #B290, which is next door to H&M. The Farmer’s Market will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

As the Farmers Market tries to revamp itself with changes they believe will help attract more people, they will also be offering several different activities for attendees. Some of these activities are designed for children, while others are aimed at helping vendors sell their wares.

The Farmer’s Market will offer several new features this weekend such as a Kangoo Club Laredo class from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. allowing people of all ages and especially children to take part in the activity which allows them to jump on the spot with several special boots.

This weekend’s Farmer’s Market will also be the first where many establishments are offering samples of microgreens to all attendees for the first time in an effort to showcase the produce they have to offer. These samples will be provided from noon to 1 p.m.

“This week, I am very excited to be part of the Farmers Market, as we will begin giving away a series of samples and taste tests that showcase products from different vendors,” said Manuel Juarez, co-owner of Palo Blanco. Farm and Ranch. “We’re actually going to be giving out samples of a recipe that we call border sprouts, and it’s basically alfalfa sprouts that we grow with lime and chili, and it’s a really healthy and easy way to eat those germs.”

Juarez’s sister, co-owner of the business, says she is extremely excited about all the new activities and opportunities that Laredo Main Street offers for the monthly vendor showcase.

“There is a lot of work to be done in all these upcoming farmers markets. I just try to make them very exciting and engaging for the community and trying new things like giving samples and really showcasing everything we do here at home,” said Marcella Juarez, co-owner and manager. from Palo Blanco Farm and Ranch. . “The idea for the samples came about after working with all the different vendors, the director herself and the demo leader. So that really inspired that, and again, who really doesn’t like free samples It’s really good food.

During this weekend, local influencers from the Laredo scene will be part of the event. Manuel Juarez said it was a great experience for all the sellers in the storefront and showcased their products with the connections these people have, as it allows them to reach an even larger audience through their wide scope. He states that it allows their products to be presented “to new eyes” that they connect with.

Nydia Robles, assistant manager of Laredo’s Main Street, has said in the past that she hopes the Farmers’ Market will continue to innovate in its efforts to reach more people and thus vendors – especially those who grow and produce organic products – have a chance to show more of what they do locally.

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