August 7th through August 13th is National Farmers Market Week! We are excited to celebrate and highlight North Little Rock’s own local markets. Be sure to support your local farmers and vendors this week!
The Filling Station is a local food truck court farmers market with an array of rotating food trucks, local produce, jellies, jams, salsa, baked goods, beer and tons of local artisan crafts and unique finds.
Kristi Short has been working with the Filling Station for two years and loves working with local farmers on providing an avenue for them to promote and sell their products. Kristi says her favorite part about working at the Filling Station is seeing all their customers and their families. “We have some [people] that have been coming since the day we opened and new faces every week.”
The Filling Station has a wonderful selection of food trucks that regularly visit but they are mostly a market and a store. “So many just see the food tucks and do not realize we are so much more. We have and array of local an unique items throughout along with local brews to go with your food truck food.” Kristi’s go-to items every season are Black Diamond Watermelons and Heirloom tomatoes so be sure to check them out!
At the Filling Station there is both indoor and outdoor, pet-friendly, seating and they even occasionally host local bands both big and small!
Sunday: 11a.m. – 6p.m.
Wednesday: 10a.m. – 8p.m.
Thursday: 10a.m. – 8p.m.
Friday: 10a.m. – 8p.m.
Saturday: 10a.m. – 8p.m.
The Argenta Farmers’ Market, supported by the Argenta Downtown Council, is a locally-sourced, locally-made farmers’ market nestled in the heart of Argenta at 410 N. Main St. right across the street from the Argenta Community Theatre. Their eclectic group of vendors feature a modge-podge of local crafters, bakers, and farmers. They also host the Innovation Hub every second Saturday who bring kid-friendly arts & science based activities.
Anna Sawyer has been working as the marketing manager for the Argenta Farmer’s Market for two seasons and has loved catching up with their vendors on their weekly day-to-day. “It’s inspiring to learn and see how much passion and effort are behind the final product. As cheesy as it sounds, I love seeing the supportive community that’s being built. Local supporting local is what we’re all about!”
Anna’s go-to items every season are the blueberries from Cedar Rock Acres and the okra from Papa J’s Produce. They are a growing market that is always looking for volunteers and vendors and they are currently working towards establishing a SNAP/Double Up Food Bucks option in the near future so stay tuned! To get in touch you can follow on Facebook or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, April – June: 8:30a.m. – 12:30p.m.
Saturday, September – October: 8:30a.m. – 11:30p.m.
St. Joseph’s Farm Stand is a certified naturally grown farm that focuses on buying Arkansas grown and Arkansas made produce and products. St. Joseph’s aims to buy as close to home as possible.
Michelle Sellabarger started volunteering with the Farm Stand around 2019 with her family. “I love people and this is the perfect job for that! I also love learning, educating people about food, and making connections with farmers and other farmer’s market managers.”
St. Joseph’s has a long history and all the profits from the Farm Stand goes back into the preservation of that property and that history and they are almost entirely volunteer run.
During the Spring Michelle recommends their strawberries as well as the fresh green they get from Malvern. In the summer the Sungold tomatoes grown at St. Joeph’s are Michelle’s favorite, “they are a sweet bit of sunshine in a cherry tomato.” Esau’s corn as well as watermelons from Monticello or Cave City are also must-haves for the summer. Once Fall comes around then apples from northwest Arkansas and all the amazing gourds and pumpkins are definitely the favorites.
St. Joseph’s Farm Stand is open almost year round with a few small breaks. The full market runs from March to October with several night markets with vendors during the year. Their online order system is the best way to get what you want and not have to wait in line. Customers can order online at farmstand.stjosephcenter.org starting on Mondays with pick-up via drive through on Fridays contact free from 4 to 6 PM and Saturdays from 9-5 PM.
Wednesday – Saturday: 9a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12p.m. – 5p.m.
Full market, Saturdays: 9a.m. to 1p.m. (during the season)
Me & McGee is an outdoor grocery-style farmers marker with a focus on retail and marketing by partnering with amazing vendors from farmers to artisans. They also have a health food store with supplements.
Logan Duvall, owner, has been involved with the market for roughly five years and loves seeing the smiling faces of visitors having a great time. “Helping guide in overcoming health problems is my personal passion. Cancer has impacted our family more than I could have ever dreamed. Seeing the improvements in assisting others in self-care is very rewarding.”
Me & McGee has cultivated a unique experience by working directly with farmers to have an exceptional product that exceeds expectations. “Things like zephyr squash, golden zucchini, dragon egg cucumbers, and the top heirloom tomato collection in the state all play into it.” With partners like Sarah’s smoked Specialists making smoked salts, heirloom marinara, and candied pecans as well as all the homemade goods from bread, jams, an toffee that come in during the fall there is a lot to love!
Be sure to keep up to date with Me & McGee on social and through their email newsletter.
Tuesday: Closed (Summer Hours: 10a.m. – 3p.m.)
Wednesday: 10a.m. – 3p.m.
Thursday: 10a.m. – 3p.m.
Friday: 10a.m. – 5p.m.
Saturday: 9a.m. – 4p.m.
Sunday: 11a.m. – 4p.m.