Growing Growers Farmers Market | Area956 | Your Guide To The Rio Grande Valley

Date and Time

Saturdays – Year Round
Saturday mornings from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm under the pavilion at Fireman’s Park


Location

Fireman’s Park
201 N 1st St
McAllen, Texas

Details

Growing Growers began in 2007 as an outreach program to teach families to cultivate their own backyard fruit and vegetable gardens in order to supply both fresh produce and supplemental income for their families. Students attended weekly classes taught by local experts in organic gardening and fruit production, health and nutrition, food preparation and food safety, marketing and finance. Produce is grown according to strict organic farming methods, but it is not certified organic because the participants can’t afford the cost of certifying small-scale farming operations. Produce is available to the public at the Grow’n Growers Farmers Markets and some local restaurants. Farmer’s Markets are held on Saturday mornings from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm under the pavilion at Fireman’s Park. It is located on First Street just north of Business 83 in McAllen. (201 N. 1st St.)