Home-grown tomatoes will be a focus of the next Farmers Market at Bridgeland, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 10, with a gardening class planned and vendors selling tomato plants.
Texas Master Gardner Stephanie Baker will discuss how to grow tomatoes, including tips for container gardening. The 1 p.m. class is free and open to the public. Popular market vendors New Leaf Nursery and Ready to Grow Gardens will have tomato plants for sale, including heirloom varieties.
More than 25 vendors are expected to sell a variety of fresh produce, baked goods, herbs, nuts, honey, pasta, grass-fed beef and more. Peak-season strawberries will be available, as well as remaining cool-season vegetables such as spinach, leeks, carrots, sweet snow peas and radishes. For a full vendor list, visit www.farmersmarketatbridgeland.org.
Community mascot Bridgeland Bill also will be at the market to greet shoppers.
Open to the public, the Farmers Market at Bridgeland is held the second Sunday of each month near Bridgeland's Lakeland Activity Center, 16902 Bridgeland Landing.
“Homemade salsas and sauces are just a few months away for those who follow the easy growing tips Stephanie will share with us,” said Raina Willick, one of the resident volunteers organizing the market. “This is just one of the educational classes we plan for the monthly market.”