Sunday, June 3, 2012
Yesterday, the Denton Community Market had an exceptional turnout, with 23 vendors and hundreds of attendees. It is increasingly becoming a weekly event to meet friends, buy local produce, and visit booths of local businesses and community organizations. There is also local music; with bands, musicians, and singers from the thriving Denton music scene. The Market is a sustainable source of local food and products as well as an economic incubator for new businesses since it offers relatively low start-up costs and affordable vendor fees. It is also in the downtown area and helps draw customers to the area as well as benefit from other activities, such as downtown festivals.
This Market is an example of how a farmers/artisan market can be a planning tool and economic development catalyst for downtown areas.
The Market is also getting publicity within the DFW area.
Edible Dallas and Fort Worth, in its Summer 2012 edition has a feature article on a farmer vendor, Cardo's Farm Project, from the Denton Community Market. The Denton Juice Company is also mentioned in the article.