Jonesboro State Bank grant makes way for change at Farmers Market

 The Ruston Farmers Market has announced two new features of the market, funded by a grant from Jonesboro State Bank’s Pledge 10 grant program.  

The Ruston Farmers Market is open Saturdays, year-round, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and visitors can see the new learning garden and Kids’ Corner. 

The learning garden is located in front of the market building at 220 E. Mississippi Ave. Large planters host a variety of local, seasonal vegetables and flowers. This garden provides a space for the community to learn about sustainable and simple ways to grow their food with upcoming lectures and hands-on classes from local experts and farmers. Also, regular visitors to the RFM can see the growing process go   from seed to harvest.  

In the Kids’ Corner, visitors will find a variety of fun activities, toys and learning opportunities for the youngest visitors. There are art supplies, garden tools, cooking toys and lots of room for imagination.  This space provides not just a dedicated area for play, but its location makes it a safe zone for parents to see their children play while shopping throughout the market.  


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