UPDATE: City Allows WLR Farmers Market to Continue

Last Monday the City of Little Rock code enforcement officers shut down West Little Rock Farmers Market which has been setting up at Pulaski Academy for the past 4-5 weeks.

Last Friday assistant city manager Bryan Day send the following note:

Good afternoon —

City staff has met and talked about the local market being held at Pulaski Academy . We are very much in support of local farmers and want to find a way to increase access to home grown produce throughout the community. In light of our discussions, we have decided to allow the market to continue operating at Pulaski Academy on an interim basis. We must all sit down in the future and develop a long-term strategy for providing locations and procedures for local farmers. Please let me know who would like to be a part of that discussion.

If you have questions, please feel free to call me.

Bryan

Please thank Bryan by emailing bday@littlerock.org. Two other folks deserve our thanks, and they are Dana Carney (dcarney@littlerock.org) and Tony Bozynski (tbozynski@littlerock.org). Please contact them today and tell them that you appreciate them for supporting local farmers.

Lisa Lipe who writes Real Food in Little Rock tipped off Leah Hennings who writes Citizens’ Daily Lobby. I first I read the news on Leah’s blog.

These two blogs are my favorite reads, so be sure to check them out!

Last but not least, thank you to all who worked to keep West Little Rock Farmers Market open! There are too many to name, but you know who you are. Thanks for all that you do for local food!

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2 responses to “UPDATE: City Allows WLR Farmers Market to Continue

  1. Nao,

    Thanks for your help. It’s so nice to see sanity prevail. This was a win for everyone involved, the families at PA, the other WLR customers, the farmers, and the entire city of Little Rock. In a climate where government over-regulation at the state and national levels is doing much to hurt our small local farmers, this was certainly refreshing.

  2. Thanks for the post. When does the market tar place? I would like to go!

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