City Survey Seeks Resident and Vendor Feedback on Idea of Farmers Markets in Arlington
By Susan Schrock, Office of Communications
Posted on February 06, 2024, February 06, 2024

Farmers Market Feasibility Study

Are you interested in buying fresh fruit and veggies, meats, eggs or other products from local farmers but don’t like how far you have to travel for that option? The City of Arlington is asking residents and existing farmers market vendors to participate in online surveys designed to explore the feasibility of planting a new farmers market here in The American Dream City.

The online surveys, available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese, will be open through Wednesday, March 6, 2024.

Click here to visit the City’s Farmers Market Feasibility webpage to participate in an online survey. You can also visit the site to download and print a paper survey to return by mail.

Arlington’s farmers market feasibility study is inspired by the success of established markets in the surrounding area. The Dallas-Fort Worth region is home to approximately 60 farmers markets, including the Dallas Farmers Market, Clearfork Farmers Market in Fort Worth, Cowtown Farmers Market in White Settlement and the Keller Farmers Market.

But before expending time, money, and labor on launching a new farmers market, the City is collecting feedback from the community and potential vendors on topics ranging from potential locations and operating hours to the types of products—such as fresh foods, baked goods, artisan crafts, pet items or plants—that should be sold.

Participants can also provide feedback on features that should be offered, such as food trucks and dining tables, free parking, restrooms, or protection from the elements.

The City will present the analysis to the Arlington City Council’s Community and Neighborhood Development Committee for evaluation in late March.

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