Kingsville Farmers Markets celebrates five years

Melissa and Rick Gonzalez browse the vegetable selection at P2 Organic during last Saturday’s fifth anniversary of the Kingsville Farmers Market.

It was a cold and drizzly day five years ago when the first Kingsville Farmers Market was held at the Downtown Pavilion on N. Sixth Street. Even with less-than-ideal conditions, an estimated 400 to 500 people braved the rainy weather to see what the new venture was all about.

“We were worried about that first market,” Charlie Simons, manager of the Kingsville Farmers Market, said. “We were sweating it going in, but it worked out great and we had a huge turnout on a very cold, wet day.”

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