Farmers Market At Imperial Debuts With Produce Fresh From the Field, Local Crafts, Cooking Demos, Landscaping Showcase, Live Music and More

Eleven-Week Series Presented By The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce

When is a tomato not just another tomato?  When it’s available for purchase fresh from the field at a neighborhood Farmers Market.

Now residents of Sugar Land and beyond can enjoy the freshest-tasting produce, view one-a-kind arts and crafts and interesting artistic finds at the Farmers Market at Imperial, located at Highway 90 at Highway 6, to be held every Saturday beginning October 1 through December 10.

Presented by the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, each Farmers Market at Imperial will be held from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. rain or shine.

“We researched and visited other Farmers Markets around the country and have taken the best aspects of each to make sure this events benefits both Sugar Land residents and local vendors,” said Keri Schmidt, president of the Fort Bend Chamber.

Visitors can purchase local cheeses, fresh-baked goods, jam, honey, fresh-cut flowers and more.  Enchanted Gardens nursery design professionals will be on hand to answer landscaping questions and offer whimsical holiday gifts for the gardener in the family.

Live music, cooking demonstrations by area chefs, children’s activities and appearances by the Sugar Land Skeeters mascot are planned, turning this traditional Farmers Market into a festival of food and fun.

“The Imperial project is tailor-made for a gathering such as a Farmers Market event,” said Shay Shafie, general manager of Imperial Sugar Land.  “Creating a community gathering place is a big part of the role Imperial will play for years to come.”

Vendors interested in participating in the Farmers Market at Imperial should contact Gail Best, Fort Bend Chamber, at gail@fortbendcc.org or (281) 491-0800.  Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Imperial Sugar Land’s park-like setting, with picnic tables under sprawling oak trees, allows visitors to enjoy their locally grown food purchases while gathering with friends neighbors. Plus, free, on-site parking provides easy access to the market.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s