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The Coupland Farmers Market’s Sunday Funday at the Depot is set to open the 2021 season on Sunday, March 21.

The market, which takes place at the Coupland Depot and Museum, will operate every Sunday afternoon from noon to 5 p.m. The market is a rain-or-shine event that continues through mid-December. During inclement weather, the market will move indoors to the adjacent Coupland Inn & Dancehall.

Organizers say that farmers markets are an integral part of urban and farm linkage and have continued to rise in popularity, mostly due to the growing consumer interest in obtaining fresh products directly from the farm. The Coupland Farmers Market allows consumers to have access to locally grown, farm-fresh produce, locally prepared foods and artisan products. A variety of vendors are slated to begin selling at the market to provide selections of goods.

Customers can expect to find farm fresh produce, baked goods, meats, honey, plants and other items. Direct marketing of produce and products through farmers markets continues to be an important sales outlet for agricultural producers nationwide. Opening ceremonies, a ribbon cutting by the Mayor Jack Piper, color guard, national anthem, Pledge of Allegiance, a prayer and dedication of the market, and opening statement by market manager and dignitaries is slated.

There are reportedly almost 4,800 farmers markets operating throughout the nation. New vendors are welcome to participate in the market.

To participate, contact Coupland Farmers and Artisan Market manager David Harrison at 512-309-1592 or davidinlakeway@aol.com.

For more information, visit http://www.couplandfarmersmarket.com to obtain a copy of the regulations and register for the market.

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