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Fresh & Local: 2012 Summer Guide to OKC+ Farmers’ Markets

Can you believe it!? It’s that time of year where the tomatoes grow just so perfect in the summer sun and the taste is unlike anything else in the entire season! We love out little garden but we realize that not anyone can afford the time, money, and energy it takes to maintain a garden. With the idea of fresh and local becoming such a popular term these days it’s making it easier for the not so green thumbs to still cash in on some wonderful homegrown vegetables! We like to attend Farmers’ Markets simply because we can purchase fillers that we didn’t plant in our garden and it makes a wonderful Saturday morning for the kids. We’ve also found that even on a small budget you can always find a few cheap veggies AND their shelf life is 2-3x longer than the stuff you buy at the store! Totally worth the extra $0.15 cents if you ask us!

It’s time to officially welcome in the summer by attending a Farmers’ Market near you. Enjoy! :)

NORTH OKC

Edmond Farmer’s Market:
Date: (June 6th – August 15th) Wednesdays – includes Jr. Market
(April– October) Saturdays
Time: 8am to 1pm
Location: Downtown Edmond on 1st street, west of Broadway
Payment: Cash and some vendors accept checks & credit/debit cards

Vendor List; Product List

NWIAA’s (National Women in Agriculture Association) Community Farmers’ Market :
Date: (June 19th – August 24th) Fridays
Time: 9am – 1pm
Location: Where: YMCA; 1701 N Martin Luther King, Oklahoma City, OK
Payment: Cash

Produce List; Facebook

OSU-OKC Farmers’ Market #2:
Date: Every Wednesday, Starting May 9th, 2012
Time: 11 pm to 3 pm
Location: Whole Foods Market Parking Lot, 6001 N. Western Ave.
Payment: Cash or Check.

Vendor List; Product List; OK Seasonal Produce Availability Calendar

* All produce is 100% Oklahoma Grown! See what vendors are certified organic here.

(Yukon) Molly’s Garden
*Closed this season*

facebook; twitter

EAST OKC:

(Choctaw) Eastern Oklahoma County Farmers’ Market:
Date: (June 2nd – October) Saturdays
Time: 8am – 12pm
Location: Choctaw Creek Park located at 2001 N. Harper Road
Payment: Cash Only

* All products are 100% Oklahoma Grown and Made!

(Midwest City/Del City)Mid Del Farmers’ Market:

* Still waiting on updated information?

OSDH Wellness Farmers’ Market
Date: (June 7th – August) Thursdays
Time: 7am – 1pm
Location: 1000 NE 10th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Payment: Cash Only

* This is a very small community market that is looking for farmers. If you are interested in selling your produce this is a great place to start! Email wellness@health.ok.gov for info!

**Includes Oklahoma Grown only!

SOUTH OKC:

(Moore) Old Town Farmers’ Market:
Date: (May 24th – September 1st) Thursday/Saturday
Time: 4pm-7:30pm/8am-12pm
Location: Next door to the Moore Community Center at 301 S. Howard
Payment: Cash

* The first 1000 shoppers at the Old Town Farmer’s Market will receive a free re-useable shopping bag!

Norman Farm Market:
Date: (April–October) Wednesdays/Saturdays
Time: 8 am–12 pm
Location: Cleveland County Fairgrounds; 615 E. Robinson, Norman, OK (3/4 miles East of I-35)
Payment: Cash, check and there is an ATM machine down in the Market. Select vendors accept Access Oklahoma (food stamps), WIC, Chickasaw vouchers, and Senior Nutrition Cards.

Vendor List; Seasonal Product List

* See what vendors are 15%-100% homegrown here.

WEST OKC:

OSU-OKC Farmers’ Market #1:
Date: Every Saturday Year Around!
Time: 8am – 1pm
Location: OSU-OKC Campus in the Horticulture Pavilion; 10th & 400 N. Portland Avenue
Payment: Cash or Check

Vendor List; Product List; OK Seasonal Produce Availability Calendar

DOWNTOWN OKC:

MidTown Market:
Date: (May 11th – Thru October) Fridays
Time: 1-6 pm
Location: At the SW corner of 9th & Walker
Payment: Centralized checkout with acceptance of credit/debit cards, cash, check, or payroll deduct for St. Anthony employees.

Producer List; Order Online & Schedule a Pickup through Urban Agrarian

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Farmers’ Market:
Date: (April – October) Thursdays
Time: 12pm-5:30pm
Location: 28th N. Lincoln Blvd. (ODA’s Parking Lot)
Payment: cash, check, credit/debit cards

* Features Oklahoma Grown/Made items only and specialty BBQ sauces, local cheeses (18 different flavors), table and wine grapes, salsa, etc. 

Urban Agrarian:
Date: Year Around/Sundays
Time: 11am – 3pm
Location: Outside of Cheever’s (23rd & Hudson)
Payment: Cash

facebook; twitter; Order Online & Schedule a Pickup through Urban Agrarian

OKLAHOMA STATE & BEYOND:

OK-Grown: Farmers’ Markets in all of Oklahoma (General).

Oklahoma Food Cooperative: Can’t make it to a market? Place a monthly order online and pickup at any one of their 32 sites across the state!

Local Harvest: Brief overview of various Farmers’ Markets in other states.

* A lot of these sites have individuals post information themselves regarding these markets. Because of that I have no idea when this information was last updated. Make sure that you are looking at a current schedule or contact the market specific to your location to ensure that the information is updated.

EXTRA CREDIT & OTHER FUN STUFF (For the kids!):

Oklahoma Agritourism: Find weekend getaways & day trips to local farms, ranches & vineyards!

OSU-OK Seasonal Produce Availability Calendar: Tired of cooking the same meals? Schedule your cooking around what is in season. This not only changes things up, but provides a way for you and your family to eat local year around!

The Kerr Center: Download a FREE “Buy Fresh Buy Local” guide that connects consumers directly to Oklahoma Farmers (way cool)!

Edmond Junior Market Days: Growing stuff in your garden with your kids? This market encourages kids to not only get active in making or growing a product for sale, but introduces them to the basics of business and customer relations. Help your child build his/her garden empire and make a little extra summer spending cash! ;)

YOU HAVE NO EXCUSES! We’ve done ALL the leg work for you so grab a cute tote to collect your favorite veggies in and re-introduce your kids to some good ole down to earth family time!  This summer, discover all the agricultural adventures that our grand state has to offer!

From the Farm

 

* Please let us know if any information changes throughout the summer, or if we have missed any local markets, by posting a comment or sending us an email: megan@greencouchdesign.net. We want to make sure we are providing you with the most accurate and up-to-date information.

** Every market in the Green Couch Design 2012 OKC+ Summer Farmers’ Market Guide has been called personally and/or confirmed online for their summer 2012 schedule.

*** When clearly stated we’ve marked which markets are Certified Organic and/or 100% Locally Grown at the bottom of each listing. Feel free to contact individual markets specifically if you need further clarification or refer to their individual vendor list.

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