Our furry friends will be featured at the April Harvest Festival from 8 a.m. to noon April 20 at the market, 3821 Southwest Blvd., in the parking lot of Edelweiss Restaurant/Texas Outdoors.
Pet adoptions by TOA Animal Rescue; free nail trims for dogs by Happy K-9 Self-Serve Dog Wash and Grooming; treats for dogs with special dietary needs by Hambone and Dogs; and a visit from Fort Worth Police Department K-9 unit, Kelev, and his partner, Officer Harald Cussnick, will be among the doggie-centered events. Learn about pet massage therapy from K-9 Happy Pet Services and pick up a free calendar poster featuring the Dogs of Cowtown Farmers Market by photographer Tom Marvin.
People also get treats on Saturday, with chefs from the Culinary School of Fort Worth demonstrating dishes and offering samples of dishes made with local and seasonal produce brought that morning to market by our farmers; live music by Everybody's Darlin'; and shopping at Chic Swag Wagon, which sells collectibles from a retro Airstream trailer.
Additionally, the first 100 customers who visit the Chipotle Mexican Grill festival tent will be given a $10 token to spend that day at the market. "Chipotle thinks that it's important to support local family farms and that people have access to unprocessed, wholesome food," said Nate DeMercurio, Dallas-Fort Worth marketing strategist for Chipotle.
Shoppers will be able to select from a variety of early spring produce, all grown within 150 miles of Fort Worth; freshly baked artisan bread and baked goods; hot tamales; goat cheese; honey; coffee; cow's milk cheese; farm eggs; soap and bath products; cut flowers; and vegetable and herb plants for the garden.
Produce available may include asparagus, lettuces, spring onions, green garlic, strawberries, leafy greens, radishes, carrots and possibly more, depending on the weather.
Cowtown Farmers Market is operated by the nonprofit North Central Texas Farmers Market Corp. and has served Fort Worth for more than 30 years.
Market is open every Saturday, year-round, from 8 a.m. to noon, 3821 Southwest Blvd. on the west side of Fort Worth. Beginning in June, this location is also open from 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays.
Cowtown also operates a market in downtown Fort Worth. It is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at 1000 Throckmorton St. in Federal Plaza Park. All markets are open to the public and operate rain or shine.
North Central Texas Farmers Market Corp. is city licensed and state certified, and a member of the Farmers Market Coalition.
Markets are producer-only; that is, everything sold must be grown or produced with 150 miles of Fort Worth. The association inspects vendors to verify that each is growing/producing all that is offered for sale at market. No re-sellers or imported goods are allowed.