This April marks the eighth year of Denton’s beloved Denton Community Market. Two years after they opened, the Market had a showing of less than 20 vendors, but has grown tremendously since then. This season is in full swing for over 100 local farmers and vendors from the Denton area. The Market’s season opened on Saturday, Apr. 7 and continues every Saturday until November.
To encourage and support the diversity and authenticity of the artists, musicians, farmers and producers of the products that are sold, the Market exclusively allows producers and are strictly against resale.
The Market brings in local sustainable and agricultural producers that are within 100 miles of the City of Denton. In addition to fresh produce and local products from small businesses in the area, the Market works with DentonRadio.com and local musicians to provide live music each Saturday at the Market. Every week, new musicians play and promote their music under the gazebo and are live streamed on DentonRadio.com.
It also prides being run for the vendors and by the vendors, as they participate in surveys and meetings that allow them to steer the decisions of the Market. As a 501c3 nonprofit organization, the Market has a Board of Directors and Market staff, but is largely influenced by the community for administration, organization and frequency of Market days.
For new Denton residents, the market is located at the Denton County Historical Park at the corner of Carroll Blvd. and Mulberry St. For more specific directions, click here to use Google maps. The Market opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 1 p.m. on Saturdays.
If interested in becoming one of the Market’s very own vendors, information and qualifications to apply is found on their website. It is not too late to become a vendor for 2018, and the Market is always looking for new prospects.