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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Farmers Market District

Farmers Market building

Since 1928, OKC’s Farmer’s Market District has been a hub for all things economic, culinary, developmental and cultural. It’s an area full of history and tradition, yet also full of a unique, modern flavor. You can spend minutes or months there and never run out of new things to see and do. Whether you’re looking for an actual farmer’s market, a wedding venue, new breweries, yoga classes, cars, bikes, food trucks, art, woodworking, antiques, a concert, Urban Farmhouse, or even bowling, you’re always bound to find what you’re looking for at the historic Farmer’s Market District.

breweries, farmers market, Farmers Market District
Posted by: Kennedy Parker
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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Farmers Market District

Historic Farmers Market

Historic yet cutting edge, classic yet fresh, the Farmers Market District in OKC dates back as far as the 1920s. In the 90 years it’s been operational, the Farmers Market District has been a pillar in the Oklahoma City community acting as an economic, culinary, development, cultural and performance hub. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for a farmers market, a yoga class, new breweries, bowling or even a concert—the Farmers Market District probably has what you’re looking for and even some stuff you didn’t know you needed.

Farmers Market District, Oklahoma City history, farmers market
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Made in Oklahoma

Made in Oklahoma Coalition

Ooooooo-kla-homa is both where the wind comes sweeping down the plains and local companies and organizations thrive. If you are a frequent reader, then you know that an entrepreneurial spirit flows through the veins of our great state (and we might be more than a little proud of that).

One of the organizations ensuring the success of Oklahoma businesses and farms is Made in Oklahoma (MIO). In fact, what started out as an organization of less than a dozen Oklahoma food manufacturers in 2000 has grown into a 40-member coalition that employs more than 20,000 Oklahomans and generates more than $3 billion in sales annually. MIO is a great example of what can be accomplished when businesses pool resources. From produce and baked goods to essential oils, dog treats, handmade furnishings and more, you might be surprised to find out what is truly Made in Oklahoma.

To get a glimpse of some of the products available, visit the Oklahoma City Farmers Public Market Tuesday-Sunday or Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City Farmers Market in the Horticulture Pavilion on any Saturday throughout the year. Expect to find fresh delicious produce, herbs, honey, farm-fresh eggs, meat, cut flowers and much more. A farmers market is held in Oklahoma Department of Agriculture parking lot from noon to 5:30 p.m. each Tuesday and monthly in the Uptown 23rd neighborhood. Made in Oklahoma products are always in supply at Plenty Mercantile and the Red Dirt Emporium.

The MIO Coalition also offers numerous mouth-watering suggestions to use all those tasty items. Some of our favorites include candied bacon, fried okra salad, the working man’s quiche and so many more.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

To Market, To Market

If your green thumb is more like the kiss of death, you should probably spare the plants and leave the harvest to the pros. Local veggie production will be in full swing in May, but you can still visit one of several year-round farmers markets in the area to get your fix of fresh veggies right now.

  • OSU-OKC Farmers Market – Open year round, this farmer’s market is a member of the Oklahoma Grown Farmers Market program. Every item sold here is grown or made in Oklahoma.
  • Urban AgrarianUrban Agrarian gives a whole new meaning to the term food truck as it pedals its fresh produce on wheels at weekly mobile markets. Follow them on Twitter to find the truck or visit their physical location at 1235 SW 2nd Street.
  • Oklahoma City Farmers Public Market – The Oklahoma City Farmers Public Market opened its doors on June 16, 1928, and was restored in August 2002. Now the area hosts an eclectic mix of shops that sell everything from antiques to fresh flowers.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Fall for Fall

Throw on your favorite cardigan, slide on those boots and head over to OSU-OKC for a fall event you do not want to miss. It's time for the OSU-OKC Farmers Market Fall Harvest Celebration and Customer Appreciation Day. And who doesn't enjoy being appreciated? We sure do!

Here's the low-down. This Saturday, Oct. 6, it would be wise if you found yourself at the Horticulture Pavilion on OSU-OKC's campus between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.. Why? Because that is where you'll find the fun – door prizes, live music, free popcorn and free horse-drawn carriage rides. And what would a farmers market be without fabulous food? The OSU-OKC Farmers Market has it all – fresh foods, seasonal produce, certified organic products, a variety of handmade skincare and craft items – all from more than 30 vendors featuring Oklahoma-grown and made products.

And perhaps you're in the market for some lovely fall plants to spruce up your home or garden. Once again, OSU-OKC has you covered. As part of their extravaganza, the Farmers Market will be hosting its three-day Fall Plant Sale. Just head over to the John E. Kirkpatrick Horticulture Center Greenhouse on campus at any of the following times and pick out that perfect fall plant: Thursday and Friday, Oct. 4 and 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 6, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

And just a tip, Farmers Market vendors and the folks at Agriculture Technologies (aka the plant-selling people) only accept cash or checks.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Spooky, Scary, Fallish Fun

While fall represents the season when sports enthusiasts huddle together to celebrate football, there's more to fall than the excitement of pigskin. October is also a time when pumpkins are seen in abundance and ghosts, goblins and other mysterious creatures take over Greater Oklahoma City.

For the next few weeks, spook-chilling festivities will fill calendars of residents throughout Greater Oklahoma City, leaving all OKC'ers with plenty of fun-filled entertainment. OKC has a little bit of everything going on this time of year – opportunities for sipping apple cider while enjoying an old-fashioned hayride, making some new furry friends at one of the many petting zoos, picking out that perfect pumpkin at a pumpkin patch, experiencing the thrill of a haunted museum and everything in between.

We're certain you can find plenty of fallish fun, but here are a few suggestions from our team of experts:

TG Farms – petting zoo, pumpkin picking, hayrides, hay maze, naturally grown fruits and vegetables available for purchase, pony rides.
Newcastle location – I-44 south to exit 108. Continue 1 mile and TG Farms will be on the south side of the road.
Norman location – I-35 South to Exit 106, Highway 9 west for 1.5 miles.
Both locations open 9 a.m. to sundown, Monday through Sunday.
Admission: $8+tax, walking age and above, Monday through Friday during school hours; $10+tax after school hours and weekends; Season pass available for $29.95

Parkhurst Pumpkin Patch – corn maze, pony rides, petting zoo, hay rides, fun fort, picnic areas, fun games, pumpkin picking.
Located at 720 Henney Road in Arcadia
Open Friday - Saturday from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., and Sunday from 1 - 6 p.m.
Admission price: $8 per person

Orr Family Farm – corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayrides
Located at 14400 S. Western in Oklahoma
Open Monday - Thursday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Friday - Saturday from 10 a.m. -9 p.m. Closed Sundays.
Admission: Farm Pass $10 (Monday – Thursday), $12.50 (Friday – Saturday); Farm Pass Plus $15 (Monday – Thursday), $17.50 (Friday – Saturday), Corn Maze $10 per person

Haunt The River with Oklahoma River Cruises – Adults-only Halloween-themed with hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, costume prizes and more on the Oklahoma River from Oct. 6-27.
Departs from Regatta Park, 725 S Lincoln
Departs Friday and Saturdays at 8 p.m., boarding begins 15 minutes before scheduled departure
Admission: $35 per person

But don't worry. The fun doesn't stop here. Keeping coming back to the blog for even more fall fun happening in Greater OKC!

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Home Grown

Summertime is here. That means it's time for apple pie, fresh salads, juicy watermelon and a variety of other warm weather treats. And it's a great time to shake up your usual grocery shopping by checking out one of Greater Oklahoma City's many farmers' markets.

OK Grown is an excellent source for locating a market near you. Many of these markets include 100 percent Oklahoma-grown products and include a variety of merchandise – produce, herbs, meat products, baked goods, salsas, flowers, skin care products and more. Sounds great, right? With markets in Oklahoma City, Edmond, Guthrie, Norman, Mustang and everywhere in between, you can certainly find what you're looking for close to home. So plan your latest summer smorgasbord and fill your stomach with awesome local fare.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Get Your Grub on . . . With Fresh Produce & More

Spring comes with a variety of connotations. Warmer weather. Longer days. Fresh fruits and vegetables. And where better to find the freshest ingredients than at the farmers markets in Oklahoma City? Check out one or all and get the fresh ingredients you need – eggs, cheeses, honey, yogurt, meat, nuts, breads, cookies, salsas, pickles, spices, and more – to round out your springtime smorgasbord.

OSU-OKC Farmers’ Market
400 N. Portland Ave
Oklahoma City
OSU-OKC Horticulture Pavilion
Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

OSU-OKC Wednesday Farmers’ Market
1120 NW 63rd Street
Wednesdays, 2:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Edmond Farmers’ Market
2nd & Broadway
Saturdays, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Midtown Market at Saints
St. Anthony’s Hospital - Main
1000 N. Lee, East Parking Lot
Oklahoma City
Fridays, 2:30 - 7 p.m.

Norman Farm Market
615 E. Robinson
Wednesdays & Saturdays, 8 a.m. - noon

Oklahoma City Farmers’ Public Market
311 S. Klein Ave.
Oklahoma City
Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sundays, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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