In the fall of 2013, Celina Ladies & Friends President, Rachel Baty, began extensive research into the action steps necessary to bring a community farmers market to Celina. With a small group of dedicated volunteers and hundreds of volunteer hours, the dream became a reality on June 6, 2014 with the first Friday Night Market. The Market started with 12 vendors in 2014 and has grown to over 30 dedicated vendors! Market Director Michelle Baggett says, “My dream is that we can provide local resident with opportunities to purchase locally grown produce and handmade products from local artisans. Farmers can educate consumers on the health benefits of buying fresh and nutritious ingredients and offer delicious and hopefully different ways to prepare these foods.”
The vision for the Friday Night Market on the Square is to bring a Farmers Market to Celina and to create a destination spot in our historic downtown square where community, local farmers, producers and artisians can come together. The Market offers fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables raised by local farmers as well as specialties like breads, honey, jams, herbs and handmade items. You can also enjoy live music from local musicians at each Market.
2018 Friday Night Market Events:
The Celina Friday Night Market is proud to support a wide variety of local farmers, artisans, crafters, ranchers, vineyards, and many more. Vendors are the heart and soul of the market, and each vendor is carefully evaluated based upon whether their products are handmade, homemade, and/or home grown. Many of your favorite vendors will be back again in 2018, along with several new ones! Vendors interested in participating in 2018 should be sure to visit CelinaMarketOnTheSquare.com beginning February 1.
For more information or sponsorship opportunities, please visit CelinaMarketOnTheSquare.com or follow them on Facebook at Celina’s Friday Night Market.