The Argenta Farmers Market (formally generally known as the Dogtown Farmers Market) has discovered a brand new house on the Argenta Plaza situated at 510 Foremost St. in North Little Rock. There have been 11 totally different incarnations of the market in earlier years — some on the identical location when it was a gravel parking zone. The Argenta Plaza, accomplished in 2019, is a public house in entrance of the First Orion Headquarters outfitted with a stage, water options and outside seating, together with smooth, fashionable swings (good for selfies or portraits) that face Foremost Avenue. The plaza is spacious sufficient for distributors to unfold out comfortably and the placement is inside strolling distance of native brunch and lunch spots, similar to Mugs Cafe, Skinny J’s, Reno’s Argenta Cafe, Nana’s Organix and Brood & Barley.

The market will likely be open 7:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Saturdays. Distributors will likely be arrange every week promoting contemporary produce, pasture-raised meats and regionally produced artisanal items.

In a press launch, Chris Kent, government director of the Argenta Downtown Council, stated, “The 2 most enjoyable issues for the 2021 market are the brand new location on the stunning Argenta Plaza and the hiring of Anna Sawyer because the market supervisor. We plan to be open all 12 months, with larger give attention to April by means of October.”

A latest graduate of St. Mary’s Faculty of Maryland with a bachelor’s diploma in environmental research and Spanish, the place she was President of the faculty’s veggie co-op, Sawyer additionally serves as Group Backyard Director for the Metropolis of North Little Rock. In 2020 she served within the Americorps, working to handle meals insecurity in Pulaski County and aiding the College of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) with growing an on-campus instructional backyard. She additionally taught the Develop My Plate culinary training curriculum to UALR college students in partnership with the Arkansas Farm to College Initiative.

Argenta Plaza is situated throughout the Argenta Outside Eating District, which permits restaurant patrons to get pleasure from meals and drinks wherever throughout the district every day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Each third weekend, Argenta additionally closes Foremost Avenue to visitors for outside eating, dwell music and leisure. Dubbed “Argenta Dogtown Throwdown,” the occasion encourages locals and guests to get pleasure from Friday completely happy hours at native eating places, Argenta Farmers’ Market and dwell music on Saturdays, and brunch at downtown eating places on Sundays. For occasion particulars, observe Argenta Arts District on Fb.

For extra details about the Argenta Farmers Market, go to argentaartsdistrict.org. The market is at present contemplating new distributors; events ought to e-mail argentamarketmgr@gmail.com.