Small Central Texas town’s first farmers market does big business

LORENA, Texas (KWTX) – Lorena had a big turnout for its first ever farmers market as 400 or more people turned out and bought out the inventory of vendors so quickly, most were out of products an hour and a half before closing time.

The first Lorena’s Farmers Market was held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in an open field next to Lorena Plaza.

That land is owned by the family of Lorena resident Kevin Barrera, who is manager of Barrera’s Nursery & Landscape.

Barrera, along with fellow Lorena resident Malisa Spivey, helped spearhead the effort.

“There is a lot of pride in Lorena, so we really wanted to get people together and just have them come out so we thought a farmers market would be a good idea,” Barrera said.

Lorena resident Jennifer Cates was immediately on board with the idea.

She’s a beekeeper who owns Cates Family Farm and Ranch and sells fresh, raw honey.

“This past weekend we had a great time at Lorena’s first farmers market,” Cates…

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