The Collin County Farmers’ Market is moving to Murphy! They will be located at Murphy City Hall coming this April. They are a non-profit Community Development Corporation whose mission is to “support local farmers while providing the community access to fresh, wholesome and healthy foods” as well as educating the public about health and environmental issues. The Collin County Farmers’ Market will also need volunteers and donations. These will help support their desire to donate to local food banks and pantries.
Murphy residents, along with the staff of the Farmers’ Market, are excited for the change. “The city of Murphy has a strong commitment to preserving the gifts of nature,” said Murphy City Manager James Fisher in a released statement. “Residents appreciate parkland, open space and clean air. The [Murphy City Council] is also heavily invested in providing resources for a clean and healthy environment. We’ve shown that economic and community progress can go hand-in-hand with good stewardship of our natural world.”
The market will be open on Saturday mornings with booths and shops by vendors and volunteers. There will be educational programs for the children and a community garden in the area.
Do you have what it takes to be a vendor for the Famers’ Market? They are accepting applications at this time. Here are the qualifications:
- Produce must be grown locally or in Texas only
- 60% must be grown by vendor and 40% must be clearly marked with the farm name it was obtained from
- Cottage foods allowed per the guidelines of SB 81 with proper labeling
- Only Farm or Artisan food products with the small exception of farm produced body care
- No home accessories, distributorships or resale items
- Artists, apply for our fall market season and art show
If you are interesting in becoming a vendor, here is the link to apply: http://managemymarket.com.
I can’t wait!