Brazos Valley Farmer’s Market’s New Location

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The Brazos Valley Farmer's Market is returning to its roots by moving its weekly vendor market to Historic Downtown Bryan. Saturday, June 6, will be the first market in the new location on 21st St. between Main and Bryan streets on the north end of Downtown Bryan.

 

It has been more than 80 years since a regular farmers market was part of the footprint of Downtown Bryan. A covered farmers market was erected in 1931 on the east side of the railroad tracks at the present-day William Joel Bryan Parkway and Tabor Rd. More than a dozen Model T’s and other early automobiles are parked around the market, and men in short sleeves and wide-brim hats appear to be perusing the offerings at the market. Visible in the background is a bustling downtown Bryan skyline showing a number of buildings that are still standing 84 years later. The market ceased operating at the site in 1960, when the property was sold to a local businessman who converted it to a parking lot.The Brazos Valley Farmer’s Market is returning to its roots by moving its weekly vendor market to Historic Downtown Bryan. Saturday, June 6, will be the first market in the new location on 21st St. between Main and Bryan streets on the north end of Downtown Bryan.

“We are excited to have the Farmer’s Market come back home to Downtown Bryan,” says Downtown Bryan Association Executive Director Sandy Farris. The DBA facilitated the move for the year-round local growers group, which has been located at the Brazos County Health Department parking lot since 1997. 

“The Farmer’s Market will be a great addition to Downtown Bryan. We are looking forward to supporting the farmers as they continue to bring locally-grown produce to their existing customers, as well as the new ones we know they will attract in this new location,” Farris says.

The Farmer’s Market goals are to create venues where local farmers can connect directly with Brazos Valley consumers, to build community in an urban setting, and to provide public education on regional farming, gardening and food preparation. Each week, farmers offer locally grown produce, eggs, grass-fed beef, pastured poultry, jams, jellies and homemade craft items. 

“We look forward to much success with this move and are happy to be working with The Downtown Bryan Association. We have great expectations for the downtown area,” says Farmer’s Market President Harvey Wise. 

For more information, contact Brazos Valley Farmer’s Market President Harvey Wise at wisefamilyfarm@gmail.com or (979) 229-5503. The Brazos Valley Farmer’s Market is on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/brazos.valley.farmers.market