Paragould Farmers’ Market opens in new location

Published: May. 13, 2023 at 5:58 PM CDT|Updated: May. 14, 2023 at 4:33 PM CDT
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PARAGOULD, Ark. (KAIT) - The Paragould Farmers’ Market opened for the first time in 2023 and in a new location.

The Community Pavilion in Paragould was built to host community events, much like the farmers’ market, for the city.

Organizers estimated more than 2,000 people and at least 60 vendors attended opening weekend.

Visitors we spoke to said they noticed the changes.

“It’s a lot better, and there’s a lot more vendors here, so that’s amazing, said Michelle Dixon, a vendor with Big Creek Family Farm. “I just like to see all these vendors here. It just brings in more people out.”

Shoppers had a variety of items to choose from, including food, plants, and arts and crafts.

Sailaway Boutique, which sells leather bows, was there for the first time and was overwhelmed by the amount of community support.

“It’s pretty exciting to be here with everybody,” said Autumn Dover. “Everybody seems really sweet. We’ve had a great time, and the music has been really fun.”

Shoppers also enjoyed live performances. Organizers said they were trying to give local artists a platform at the market.

The market will be open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays through September.