Killeen Farmer’s Market back in season at Lions Club Park | Local News

The Killeen Farmer’s Market is back in season, offering residents fresh produce and locally made goods every Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. at Lions Club Park, 1700 E. Stan Schlueter Loop.

“I started growing produce because I was tired of driving to the store,” said Susan Riley of Healthy Choice Solution.

Riley sells “MicroGreens”, which is still in the early stages of development. The hydroponic farmer said she sells peas and other early-stage produce because they provide “four times the nutrients”.

Another vendor, Mesquite Homestead, provided fresh produce including cucumbers, jalapenos, squash and more, while Paul’s Custom Crafts offered a variety of wooden products such as cutting and charcuterie boards and more. Again.

Several residents stopped by the Florida Cajun stand, run by Daniel McKnight, which sold hot and barbecue sauces and an assortment of other spicy products such as spicy pickles.

In total, a dozen vendors were present at the Marché Paysan on Tuesday, and a few customers could be seen browsing the various products at 4:30 p.m., half an hour after the market opened.

The Town of Killeen also had a booth at the Farmer’s Market, inviting market visitors to volunteer at the Family Recreation Center.

The farmers’ market season, which started on May 3, will end on October 25.

Charles P. Patton