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Warm Weather Welcomes Community

For the seventh year in a row, Denton kicked off the spring season with its community market.

The Denton Community Market is an art and farmer’s market located at 317 W. Mulberry St. every Saturday in April through Nov. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The produce booths were filled with fresh vegetables and fruits. The colors overflowed from every table and vendors were eager to talk to you about their products. Aunt Sue’s Barn is a family-owned local business that grows asparagus in April and May, blackberries in June, and raspberries in Sept. They also sell berry infused vinegars that they make themselves.

Crazy Feather’s Farm from Sanger, Texas also sells non- GMO, soy-free eggs and meat products at the market. “We love being out here meeting the community and educating on healthy food and farm practices.” – Heather Ratlif, co-owner.

The green was not only for eating with many boothes selling plants, just in time to plant them in your home gardens. Dawnell Thompson, owner of Custom Garden Design and Ready-to-Plant Containers, is a full time lawyer, but her passion is gardening. “I am trying to bring affordable garden design to everyone,” Thompson said. “The gardens come in a biodegradable container so that they are ready to plant.” This is Thompson first-year selling her garden designs at the market.

The artist booths were filled with interesting nicknacks, hand-crafted for the perfect person. Egan St. Designs, owned by Lora O’Shaughnessy, sold cute, odd crafts. Creepy little plush creatures made by O’Shaughnessy or x-ray paper dolls that she designed herself.

Her booth was filled with whimsical art that creates a great gift for any odd person in your life.

Kimberly Bien, owner of Salted Sanctuary and DCM Board Member, sold hand-made soaps and bath products. She started making soups because of her sensitive skin, but as the years went on the demand for handmade soaps became so big that she had to start her own business. “My kids came to Denton for College at UNT and they found the market and told me about it,” Bien said. “It was the perfect place to kickstart my business and I quickly fell in love with the community.”

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