Back to the Future: Farmer's Market Moving Into Downtown Bryan Area

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BRYAN - For decades, local farmers had Downtown Bryan to sell what they had grown. Now, today's farmers will have it as an option each week.

Since 1997, the Brazos Valley Farmer's Market has been at the parking lot for the Brazos County Health Department on Texas Avenue in Bryan. Now, every Saturday starting June 6, the market will be located on 21st Street between Main Street and Bryan Avenue.

"The Farmer's Market will be a great addition to Downtown Bryan," said Sandy Farris, the Downtown Bryan Association executive director, in a statement. "We are looking forward to supporting the farmers as they continue to bring locally-grown produce to their existing customers, as well as the new ones we know they will attract in this new location."

A market first called Downtown home when a covered area was built in 1931 where William Joel Bryan Parkway and Tabor Road currently sit. That ended in 1960 when a businessman bought the property and made it a parking lot.

Now heading to the north end of the Downtown area, the market will continue to feature produce, beef, poultry, eggs, jams and more, all locally grown.

"We look forward to much success with this move and are happy to be working with The Downtown Bryan Association," said Farmer's Market President Harvey Wise in the statement. "We have great expectations for the downtown area."

Farmer's Market in Downtown Bryan in 1931 (photo from Downtown Bryan Association)