New organic farmers’ market opens for the season

Okay, I haven’t actually been yet (an East Coast wedding kept me away from Cowtown last weekend), but it’s still worth passing along that Elizabeth Anna’s Old World Garden (at 2825 8th Ave. in Fort Worth) launched its long-anticipated Two Hands Farmers’ Market on Saturday, May 3, with plans to continue each Saturday of the growing season, from 9 a.m. to noon. In addition to seasonal organic produce, look for fresh organic goat cheese, vegetable starts that you can plant in your own garden, freshly cut flowers, herbs, and even goods from Ida Baby on Magnolia.The market “farmers” are mainly comprised of a group of Fort Worthians who have joined Elizabeth Anna’s newly formed Two Hands Urban Gardeners Program, meeting weekly for free organic gardening lessons and volunteer work days to prepare each other’s vegetable gardens. Elizabeth Anna Samudio and her husband, James, were inspired to form the group after the couple had a hard time finding enough organic farmers last season to participate in such a market. The Samudios even secured some community garden space so that TCU students and others without enough land to work could participate, too. Stop by to enjoy the resulting produce and to support this great community effort to provide Cowtown with fresh, seasonal, healthful produce.