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Pharrmers Market and Community Garden
by Omar I. Rodriguez
Manager of Communication & Advocacy, Food Bank RGV
published June 2016

Chris Bueno, Community Garden Manager
What better way to celebrate the abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables that are grown here in the Rio Grande Valley than to visit our Pharrmers Market each Thursday from 10am to 1pm at the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley?

The Food Bank RGV is much more than a charitable organization committed to feed hungry families here in the South Texas, it also has a mission to educate our community on how to eat healthier. One way is through our Community Garden and Pharrmers Market.

The Pharrmers Market is a weekly farmers market featuring chemical-free fruits, vegetables, herbs and baked/prepared goods. Other vendors also sell handcrafted items that you just can't find anywhere else! The market sells produce grown at the Food Bank RGV's community garden with gems ranging from carrots and kale to beets and strawberries.

Even clients who take gardening classes can sell their yield at the market in order to learn business skills and find economic self-sufficiency. Other classes include gardening for seniors and veterans.

There is almost too much to tell in one column when it comes to the benefits of eating fresh, chemical-free fruits and vegetables ... you really have to come and taste for yourself! The Pharrmers Market is located in the front parking lot of the old Valley Fruit Company, 724 N. Cage Blvd., Pharr, Texas. We accept SNAP and WIC vouchers. Find out more at: www.foodbankrgv.com

The Pharrmers Market is ending its 3rd season at the end of June to re-open in Fall.