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New and old businesses bloom as market opens

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Denton community market returns for another banner year offering a variety of vendors to shoppers

 

April 8, 2015

By: Shelby Baker

Welcome back to the Denton Community Market, returning from its winter hibernation for a year full of food, fun, crafts and locals. After a seasonal hiatus, Denton has been abuzz for the favorite Saturday morning event.

On opening day, the community market saw their highest attendance records in history, hosting more than 4000 people. Inspire Yoga was also present in the greenspace, as part of the weekly yoga and Tai Chi classes going on at the market.

As part of opening day, DentonRadio was on the scene featuring Denton band The Velvet Army. With the new year came new visitor seating. The market was awarded a USDA grant which as put towards new tables and chairs for 120 people on top of the current arrangements.

The Cardo Farms Project booth was filled with the most recent harvest from their gardens.  Located on Mingo Road, they are a farm and education center that also dishes out fresh food from their market stand and through farm shares.

Coming from Decatur, Frank’s Aquaponics was present on the opening day. They combine fish and veggies to create self-sustaining tanks that filter the water between the two.

The Steampunk Ballroom is new to the market. Hailing from Dallas, they hawk jewelry and steampunk inspired lamps at their stand and on Etsy.

One of Denton’s favorite food trucks The Pickled Carrot serves up Vietnamese sandwiches on-the-go. They were also joined by fellow truck Creptopia Denton for opening day.

Located between Mulberry Street and Sycamore Street, the market is open every Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and continues until November.

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