Local vendors, small businesses

Katie Babbitt


Students can find healthy foods and a variety of people when they stop by Corpus Christi’s Farmers Market during spring break. The market has several locations and can be found at different times of the month.

About 20 to 25 vendors are usually on hand at each market. Visitors can find homemade goods, fresh vegetables and produce, food trucks, soaps, candles and even live music.

People from all walks of life, usually 200 to 400 people per location, frequent these farmers market and many bring their pets. A big reason a lot of people frequent the market is in support of these small businesses.

“This is a good platform for small businesses … they accept us,” said local vendor Daniel Fulton, owner of Fulton KettleCorn.

The market also charges their vendors no more than $12 per week to sell on location.

“Every dollar that you spend goes straight to the vendor,” said Amber Dollison, owner of the Southside Farmers Market. “If students have time they can go support small businesses and meet new people thanks for our local Farmers Market.”

Southside Farmers Market Janet’s Cakery Parking Lot (Everhart and Holly) 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday
Corpus Christi Downtown Farmers Market Art Center of Corpus Christi 5-8 p.m. every Wednesday
Kingsville Farmers Market Kingsville Downtown Pavilion 9 a.m. to noon on the fourth Saturday of every month
Island Farmers Market Island Presbyterian Church 4-8 p.m. every other Thursday

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