Farmers' Market "Grows" Local Economy
EL PASO — The second season of the Mayapan Farmers' Market begins with a wide array locally-grown fruits and veggies.
Organizers want the indoor farmers' market to "grow" the local economy and provide healthful foods to the community.
This comes at a time when the Paso del Norte region has experienced a decline in small family farms over the last 15 years.
"We really see this as a way to help strengthen and rebuild our local food system because we've lost a lot of local growers...aren't growing food anymore, and we want to convince them to continue to grow food. We'll sell it, we'll move it, into the hands of the people who need it," Rubi Obrera with La Mujer Obrera.
Located at 2101 Myrtle Ave... the Mayapan Farmers' Market will operate 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every weekend through October.