Conway Farmers Market Prepared for 2023 Season

The Conway Farmers Market will officially open its 2023 season on Saturday, April 22, at Antioch Baptist Church, located at 150 Amity Road in Conway. It will be open every Saturday through Sept. 30 from 8 a.m. until noon. The market has approved the applications of 29 vendors, including seven first-time vendors, and is still seeking vendors for the season. 

Vegetable and fruit farmers are invited to a Vendor Interest Meeting on Saturday, March 4, at 10 a.m. at the Faulkner County Extension office, located at 844 Faulkner Street in Conway. Attendees will hear a brief history of the market, meet the board of directors, learn about state laws for vendors, and discuss the market’s rules and regulations. Those interested in participating in the 2023 market are welcome to apply on-site at the meeting or online at The market strives to maintain a 60/40 split between farmers and crafters, with 60% being farmers. With more farmers participating, the market can accommodate additional crafters.  

“The board is thrilled to see so many returning vendors from the 2022 season, plus many wonderful additions to our lineup,” said Maria Barabotta, board chair and owner of Maria’s Homemade Country Fare. “We are all working hard to make this season the best in our 60-plus year history.”  

Returning vendors include the following:  

Arkansas Freeze 
Backwoods Plants 
Barbie Clothes etc. by Marsha 
Barham’s Ozark Beef 
Bead Lady 
Beyond Eden 
Briar Patch Farm 
Cloud of Sawdust Farms 
David Wilson 
Designs by Jimmie 
Flying C Ranch/Clark’s Pecan Grove 
Harley and Charlie LLC 
Maria’s Homemade Country Fare 
Nana & Papa’s Produce LLC 
Olles Farms 
Shelby Wood Shop 
Skip’s Wood Artistry 
Sonny’s Honey 
The Grey Crow 
The Riley Homestead LLC 
Wooster Garden 
Lori’s Home Bakery & Handicrafts 

Although the application process is ongoing until mid-March, the board has approved the new vendors listed below: 

Cuisine de Cathy 
DolceLuna Bakery 
Love Growin Up 
Shelby Wood Shop 
Porch Swing Farms, LLC 
E+H Heritage Farm, LLC 
Forge & Fuse Permanent Jewelry 

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