Christmas in July at Conroe Farmer’s Market
CONROE, Texas - After a rainout in June, this Thursday the Isaac Conroe First Thursday Farmer’s Market will be back from 4-8pm at Founder’s Plaza (205 Metcalf Street) in Conroe. Find unique gift ideas to start your Christmas shopping early from homemade jewelry to items made from recycled wood, zippered handbags, organic bath soaps, oils, and artwork.
Just a short stretch of the legs down the sidewalk, Branding Iron Custom Goods is having their grand opening in time for Christmas in July. Entertainment, refreshments, and goods made in Texas and the USA.
This month the Conroe Farmer’s Market will feature several produce vendors: Benson Bunch Farm from Huntsville, Theiss Farms from Spring, Party Barn, and Quality Fruit from Conroe. Fresh produce has been available every Thursday in June from local farmers on the sidewalk on Main Street. They bring a good selection of tomatoes, fresh corn on the cob, okra, cucumbers, and fruit to the market this week.
“Our crop has been plentiful this last month, but as the days get warmer we are seeing a diminished supply. Come this week to get fresh while we have it,” said Jollisant Farms owner Sandra Kuta.
In addition to the vendors and produce farmers, there will be a grassroots Conroe Car show with an excess of 50 unique cars lining Metcalf, Main, and Thompson. Food trucks offering vegan (Falacos), organic fruit snow cones (Snow Cone Angels), and Cousins Maine Lobster will also be at the event.
"Join us for our Second Monthly Downtown Conroe Car Show! We're expecting a huge turn out with a great variety. If you're a car enthusiast this is an event you won't want to miss!" said Mike Hendricks, coordinator of the Downtown Conroe Car Show.
New vendors this month include Scrollsaw Art, organic cleaning products from New Life Cleaning, patriotic wreaths, fresh homemade tamales, semi-precious stone jewelry, decorated bottles by MK Creations, and items made from horseshoes by TNT Rustic Ironworks. The Owen Theatre encourages attendees to come by and get a glass of wine “Bourbon Street” style outside their doors during the Farmer’s market.
Live music by Michael Player a local Willis musician, will be on the Founder’s Plaza stage with a rendition of La Bamba and Southern Rock. Learn more about Michael Player at www.Reverbnation.com/MichaelPlayer
The 2016 First Thursday Free Concert Series will continue 2 blocks down from the market with as the opening act beginning at 6:30 p.m., Flatland Calvary and the headliner Parker McCollum 8:00-9:30 p.m. The public is welcome to bring their own chairs and blankets to enjoy the music. No alcohol may be brought into the park, but water, soda, and food is allowable. Kona Ice and three food trucks will be on site-Kajun Asian on Wheels, Burgers and More, and Skye Café. Children can enjoy the inflatables from Moonwalks and More while the music is playing-all free!
- Texas Gypsy
- Nyokas Naturals-balsamic vinegar
- Lynne’s Country Lane-homemade wood signs, décor
- Ectopia Stone-organic skincare
- Vintage Foods
- Greg Holmes artwork
- Griffin Beverages
- Macaw Confections-organic chocolate
- Whitman Farm Honey House
- Ernie Gober-woodcraft items
- Zipper Lady
- And Others!
Come for the Farmer’s Market in Founder’s Plaza at 4:00pm, and then stay for the concert 2 blocks down in Heritage Park at 6:30 in nowhere but Downtown Conroe! The entrance at San Jacinto Street will be open for participants to stop and get a bite from one of the food trucks before entering Heritage Park.
Additional vendor booths are available by contacting Margie Taylor at 936.828-6881, ExperienceDowntownConroe@gmail.com or downloading the application at www.ExperienceDowntownConroe.com/news . All proceeds benefit the Conroe Downtown Area Association and their mission to enhance the downtown Conroe area with events, tourism, and increased traffic to the merchants. Visit their Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/FirstThursdayFarmersMarketConroe or the webpage.