The Crossett Farmers’ Market is open and ready for business this summer as farmers from all over are bringing their harvest to town.
Orlando Mondragon said he works for his father at Jorge and Sons, and each day they are bringing their morning pick to the market.
Orlando Mondragon of Crossett sells squash and watermelon to customers at the Crossett farmer’s market on Monday. The market space is open Monday through Saturday and available free of charge to all local farmers who wish to bring their crop. (VAL GAUGHT/News Observer)
Mondragon said right now they have squash, cucumbers and watermelon, but expect to have Indian and Bradley tomatoes, peppers and cantaloupe by the end of the week.
The market space is available to farmers year round, Monday through Saturday, free of charge. The space is covered, with vegetable bins to display your produce, running water, electrical outlets, and restrooms.
The booths are set up on a first come basis, but Mondragon said all of the farmers work together to make sure there is room for everyone.
“Pretty much the same people come, and we sort of know where everyone likes to set up,” Mondragon said.
Mondragon said even though he didn’t have much company last week he knows the pace is really about to pick up and expects more and more vendors each day.
“Last year, we had just about everything you can think of out here — there was even a lady selling jelly,” Mondragon said.