Farmers' Market Opens For The Season

Tuesday, May 20th 2008, 5:14 pm
By: News On 6

Farmers' markets are popping up all over.  They give farmers a place to sell what they grow, and the rest of us a place to buy locally grown, fresh cut produce, and other products.  The News On 6's Rick Wells reports opening day gave vendors a chance to re-introduce themselves to the target audience.

It's lunch time and folks are beginning to filter outside on a beautiful spring day.

"We're trying to give 'em something to do besides just walk the streets," said Donna Vogelpohl.

Tuesday was opening day of the Downtown Tulsa Farmers' Market.  It's early in the season so folks looking for tomatoes have a while to wait, but the greens look good.

"We've got Swiss chard, kale, collards, Japanese mustard," said Donna Vogelpohl.

Many of the items for sale on Tuesday were picked Monday night from gardens in the Tulsa area.

The Downtown Tulsa Farmers' Market is at Third and Boston.  It's open on Tuesdays through October from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.