Celebrate local agriculture and food at the annual Summer Harvest Festival at Cowtown Farmers Market, 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday at 3821 Southwest Blvd. on the traffic circle.


Activities at the free, family-friendly festival will include cooking demonstrations by the chefs of the Culinary School of Fort Worth; live music by Barbara Taylor and Jeff Gibbons; door prizes; tasting samples of fresh, local fruit, vegetables, cheese, bread, cake and more; plus a coloring contest for children.


Members of the Tarrant County Master Gardeners Association will answer lawn and garden questions, and Dottie Woodson, water resources expert with the Texas Agrilife Extension Center, will discuss water conservation and setting up a rain barrel.


Two local chef-authors will sell and autograph cookbooks: Jon Bonnell ofBonnell's Fine Texas Cuisine will sign copies of his latest cookbook, "Jon Bonnell's Texas Favorites" and cooking teacher/Star-Telegramellisecolumnist Ellise Pierce,a Denton native who currently resides in Paris, will sign copies of "Cowgirl Chef: Texas Cooking with the Cowgirl Chef."


Guest vendors will include Kettle Korn by Andy Korn, Trophy Chef Catering, and food truck Good Karma Kitchen, featuring vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free foods.
They will join the more than 25 members of the North Central Texas Farmers Market who will be selling local fruit, vegetables, herbs, cut flowers, plants, cheese, soap and bath products, tamales, bread and baked goods, coffee, cakes and more, all grown or produced within 150 miles of Fort Worth.
New at this year's festival: The first Cowtown Farmers Market T-shirt! Get there early to snap up one of these limited edition tees created exclusively for us by locally grown designer Rachel Wilkes of RW Marketing & Design.