Little Rock Farmers’ Market To Return For Spring April 24th

The Farmers’ Market in Little Rock’s downtown River Market District will celebrate the official opening of its 38th season on Tuesday, April 24 and Saturday, April 28, 2012.

“Dean The Bean” – a friendly, Arkansas-grown organic green bean will be celebrating the return of Farmer’s Market and his first birthday the opening weekend of the Market. The 6-ft.-tall walking costumed character – complete with glasses – will welcome guests to the Market and serve as the official greeter for subsequent Farmers’ Market events.

“The opening weekend of the Spring Farmers’ Market is going to be a lot of fun,” said Director of River Market Operations, Diana McClung. “We encourage everyone to come down to the River Market and shop for their fresh produce, check out the local arts and crafts, and celebrate the birthday of our beloved ‘Dean The Bean’ with us.”

Patronized by locals and tourists alike, the Farmers’ Market has served as a seasonal institution and local destination favorite for over three decades. Filled with farmers selling farm-fresh produce straight to consumers from the backs of their trucks from early morning until mid-afternoon every April through October, patrons can find bargains on Arkansas crops as well as a bountiful array of handmade arts and crafts.

Among the list of fresh produce you’ll find: peaches, eggplant, strawberries, watermelon, beans, peas, corn, herbs, plants, greens, tomatoes, plums, berries, goat cheese, beets, cucumbers, peppers, potatoes, squash, asparagus, eggs, cabbage, broccoli, zucchini, cherries, lettuce, onions, spinach, and radishes.

The Farmers’ Market makes its home in the River Market’s two outdoor, open-air pavilions overlooking Riverfront Park and the Arkansas River located at 400 President Clinton Avenue. The Market is open twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The season will run from April through October.

For more information visit or call the River Market at (501) 375-2552.