More than 50 vendors have come together to celebrate National Farmers Market Week – an event that organizers used the week to highlight the role Farmer’s Markets locally, and around the country play in their local economies.

There were sales of items such as fresh produce, jewelry, pottery, honey, fresh eggs, candles and more from the vendor.

Speaking at the occasion, Beth Duke, Executive Director of Center City, said Amarillo’s market is unique because it gives customers a first-hand experience.

“You know, Amarillo Community Market is important in so many different ways. It gives people a chance to actually talk to the producer, the baker, the creator. You can actually talk to the person who made it happen. It’s also important economic development,” she said.

The Amarillo Community Market is a pop-up market located on the grounds of the Bivins Mansion on South Polk Street in downtown Amarillo. It opens at 8 a.m. on Saturday mornings.

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