Thursday, April 1, 2010

New vendors & old favorites at farmers market

Yesterday was the second run of the Roots in the City Farmers Market in Overtown. We have a new vendor, Hani Khouri, (pictured below with his wife) who sells eggs, cheese, falafels and some amazing cake whose name I didn't catch. Customers can buy the eggs and cheese with food stamps (SNAP) and get double their money when they do so! Unfortunately, you cannot use SNAP to purchase pastries or falafels.
I got to try some delectable hydroponic tomatoes (below) from Teena's Pride. They are practically candy, and Teena can testify that I ate a whole box right there at the market.
So, all and all, it was a great day for me and my taste buds. However, I was disappointed that we had less SNAP customers than last week. It's not for a lack of news coverage.... If you use SNAP benefits, this is a great opportunity to get fresh produce. (Even if you pay with cash, this is a great opportunity to get fresh produce.) When you spend, say, $10 in SNAP at the market, we will give you $10 worth of tokens to use like cash through our vendors. See our lovely new tokens? Help us spread the word about this market! We are open Wednesdays from 1 to 5 p.m. at the corner of NW 2 Ave. and 10 St. for the next couple weeks (we reopen in the fall.)


  1. I think you guys are doing great for the community. Maybe you can get some Banners and put them in different entrances to the neighborhood. Great Job.

  2. Thanks for the tip Raissa. We do have banners; I guess placing them strategically is key....