The Little Rock Farmers Market is returning to the River Market on Saturday, Could 1, after shutting down operations for a yr as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. In line with the press launch, this will likely be its forty seventh season highlighting the state’s meat, farm-fresh produce and regionally ready cottage meals. The 2021 season will run on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. by way of Sept. 25. Ottenheimer Corridor, the River Market’s eating corridor situated at 400 President Clinton Ave., will welcome again its distributors on Could 1 after being shuttered for a yr as nicely. Ottenheimer will stay open all through the Farmers Market season and its hours will likely be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and seven a.m.-3 p.m. Sat.

The Farmers Market web site says will probably be up to date no later than April 15 to replicate present state pointers and restrictions and the way they influence the quantity, forms of distributors and basic Farmers Market setup. It appears to be like like masks and social distancing will likely be in impact. From the web site:

  • Face coverings will likely be required to enter the market.

  • The variety of buyers will likely be restricted in an effort to preserve social distancing.

  • A Central Entrance / Exit location will likely be situated within the River Plaza

  • Leisure in addition to arts and crafts won’t be included.

  • As all the time, free parking is on the market to Farmers Market patrons within the central parking zone off Ottenheimer and within the River Market parking deck. Market Managers carrying purple Farmers’ Market polos can present buyers with a complimentary parking cross. Particular parking for aged and disabled patrons is on the market within the central parking zone as nicely.

  • Buyers will likely be required to take care of social distancing of six ft and observe directional and spacing markers all through the market.

  • Properly behaved pets are welcome however brief leashes are inspired.  Please pickup after your pets!

  • To encourage protected procuring, patrons are requested to not linger too lengthy at their favourite distributors.

  • And naturally, buyers are requested to remain house in the event that they don’t really feel nicely, are experiencing signs of COVID-19 or imagine they’ve been uncovered to the virus even when they’re not feeling symptomatic.

Extra from the press launch right here:

Since 1996, the Little Rock Farmers’ Market has made its house within the River Market’s two out of doors, open-air pavilions overlooking Riverfront Park and the Arkansas River. It has turn out to be a Central Arkansas custom.

Many produce distributors on the Market settle for SNAP advantages (search for the signage at their cubicles). The Market is also a proud participant within the Double Up Meals Bucks (DUFB) program, the place patrons can have as much as $20 value of SNAP tokens matched without cost to make use of on the market. SNAP tokens might be bought, and DUFB questions answered, on the Farmers’ Market tent within the River Market.

Along with the opening of the Farmers Market on Could 1, the River Market will host festivities for 501 Day, a brand new celebration of all issues Central Arkansas. Native companies are inspired to point out their “501” pleasure with particular 501-themed gives, actions and merchandise. Go to for extra info.

Parking is all the time free for Little Rock Farmers Market patrons. Guests are invited to park within the lot behind the market in addition to within the River Market Parking Deck at 2nd and River Market Avenue. Particular VIP parking is on the market for senior and handicapped people. Simply enter the parking zone off Ottenheimer and President Clinton Avenue, and the parking attendants on the kiosk will likely be comfortable to direct you to a close-by and accessible parking spot.

The Little Rock Farmers Market is sponsored by the Little Rock Conference and Guests Bureau.

For extra info, name the River Market at 501-375-2552. Comply with it on Fb right here.