Kaylynn Toombs of Homestead Farms is a regular vendor at the Berryville Farmers' Market.
Carroll County is blessed to have at least three productive and entertaining Farmers' Markets. Robin Latham manages the Holiday Island Farmers' Market every Friday during the growing season from around 8 AM to 12:00, while Frank Rebiejo superintends the Eureka Springs Farmers' Market every Tuesday and Thursday from around 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The Berryville Farmers' Market, managed by Linda Jones, operates every Saturday morning from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
We visited the Berryville Farmers' Market this week and talked with several vendors, including Kaylynn Toombs from Homestead Farm, Linda Wilson, and Manager Linda Jones. "It's been a pretty good growing year," reported Linda Jones. "We've had rain at the right times and we're slowly recovering from the impact of last year's drought. We think this is going to be a good year for us, and for our customers."
Homestead Farm, the largest vendor at the Berryville Market, featured carrots, onions, peppers, and squash. Kaylynn Toombs, who owns Homestead Farms with husband Jon, vends at the Eureka Springs Market too. "Every Market is different and unique," Mrs. Toombs said. "What I like about the Berryville Market is the chance to visit with folks who we've known for a long time. And I really enjoy telling them about the advantages of organic produce, and how we grow things at Homestead Farm. People like to know where their food comes from."
If you'd like to know where your food comes from, stop by the Berryville Farmers' Market any Saturday morning. Your farmers will be glad to explain how--and why--they grow your food.