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Little Rock,, Arkansas
November 11, 2002
From journal The Other Wine Country-Santa Barbara
December 31, 2001
Every Tuesday evening from 3-6:30pm (earlier in summer), all year around, the 500 and 600 blocks of State Street downtown are closed to motor vehicles, and a large outdoor Farmers Market is set up.
They do it all again each Saturday a few blocks away near Santa Barbara and Cota Streets.
We walked into the Tuesday afternoon market on State Street, and were amazed at how the locals support the market. Many chefs of area restaurants also get their fruit and vegetables here.
The market has a surprizing large selection of organically grown fruits and vegetables, nuts, spices, fresh flowers and plants, and more. As much (or even more) of a draw is the local flavor of the market. The people and the merchants are all friendly, and the market is like a big party, with local musicians and artisans.
If you don't need any fruit and vegetables, you can still walk the streets and shop in the regular merchants in the stores on the sides of State Street...and there are plenty.
Snacking on fruits from the market was a nice change from all the restaurant dining we had been doing on our visit.
Find State Street on a late Tuesday afternoon, and you will find the Farmers Market. You can't miss it. The Market starts at Haley Street within eyeshot of the Holiday Inn Express Hotel (see other journal entry), and takes up a full downtown block.
From journal Santa Barbara