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Port San Antonio launching Saturday farmers market

October 2, 2018

A new farmers market will make its debut Saturday the 1,900-acre Port San Antonio complex on the Southwest Side. Sponsored by the Big State Produce Co., the market will run from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at 102 Mabry Dr. every Saturday. The market will feature a lineup of fresh fruit and vegetables that includes avocados, apples, cucumbers, squash, limes, carrots, grapes, pineapples and fresh greens.

The hope is that the market will expand with local vendors in the coming weeks. Much of the inspiration for the market launch was to draw additional visitors to the San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology, which is located adjacent to the market space. The museum is now open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.

“We’ve been in the process of expanding the things we do that not only appeal to the 13,000 people that commute and work here, but to the rest of the San Antonio community,” said Paco Felici, Port San Antonio spokesperson.

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“We’ll see how much of a draw it is. We do know the communities surrounding us are enthusiastic for a new option for fresh produce.”

Chuck Blount is a food writer and columnist covering all things grilled and smoked in the San Antonio area. Find his Chuck’s Food Shack columns on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com, or read his other coverage on our free site, mySA.com. | cblount@express-news.net | Twitter: @chuck_blount   | Instagram: @bbqdiver

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