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Farmers Market At Imperial Debuts

August 15, 2011

With Produce Fresh From the Field, Local Crafts, Cooking Demos, Landscaping Showcase, Live Music and More

Ten-week Farmers Market Series Presented By The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce

SUGAR LAND, TX (August 15, 2011)  When is a tomato not just another tomato?  When it’s available for purchase fresh from the field at a neighborhood Farmers Market.

            Now residents of Sugar Land and beyond can enjoy the freshest-tasting produce, view one-a-kind arts and crafts and interesting artistic finds at the Farmers Market at Imperial, located at Highway 90 at Brooks Street (198 Kempner St in Sugar Land), to be held every Saturday beginning October 1 through December 10.   

            Presented by the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, each Farmers Market at Imperial will be held from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. rain or shine.

            “We researched and visited other Farmers Markets around the country and have taken the best aspects of each to make sure this events benefits both Sugar Land residents and local vendors,” said Keri Schmidt, president of the Fort Bend Chamber.

            Visitors can purchase local cheeses, fresh baked goods, jam, honey, fresh-cut flowers and more.  Enchanted Nursery's staff will be on hand with beautiful plants and will offer whimsical holiday gifts for the gardener in the family.

            Live music, cooking demonstrations by area chefs, children’s activities and appearances by the Sugar Land Skeeters mascot are planned, turning this traditional Farmers Market into a festival of food and fun.

            “The Imperial project is tailor-made for a gathering such as a Farmers Market event,” said Shay Shafie, general manager of Imperial Sugar Land.  “Creating a community gathering place is a big part of the role Imperial will play for years to come.”

            Vendors interested in participating in the Farmers Market at Imperial should contact Gail Best, Fort Bend Chamber, at gail@fortbendcc.org or (281) 491-0800.  Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

            Imperial Sugar Land’s park-like setting, with picnic tables under sprawling oak trees, allows visitors to enjoy their locally grown food purchases while gathering with friends neighbors. Plus, free, on-site parking provides easy access to the market.

About Imperial Sugar Land

Located 18 miles southwest of Houston, the Imperial redevelopment consists of 715 acres, representing the largest remaining development opportunity in Sugar Land, Texas. The Imperial redevelopment is a joint-venture project with the Texas General Land Office. The project consists of two land tracts, the 165-acre Imperial tract and the 525-acre Texas General Land Office tract. Imperial Sugar Company, the oldest continuously operating business in the state of Texas, processed sugar on the site for more than 160 years.