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New Online Farmers' Market

Winnsboro Farmers' Market
I was hired by the City of Winnsboro in November of 2011 when the Economic Director/Main Street Manager applied for and received a grant from the USDA and I have held the position of Market Manager since then. How I came to call Winnsboro my home is another story, but briefly; I’ll provide some background information about myself. I grew up in a small town in Indiana and couldn’t wait to move to the big city (Chicago). After high school graduation, like the day after; I packed up my car and moved. Many years later I obtained my degree from DePaul University. Having spent most of my adult life living and working in the corporate world of Chicago, I grew tired of the hustle and bustle. My mind would wonder to memories of simpler times in a small, quiet town. After 20+ years of corporate politics, too much traffic, and too many cold winters I guess I had enough. I found my way to Winnsboro when my life partner and I (Valiant Vetter) were driving through Texas returning from a trip further south. We stopped in Winnsboro to visit a friend who was working on a ranch and immediately fell in love with the town and the people, so much so, that we moved here and “retired” into an organic farm business, raising and selling organic heritage pork, eggs, turkeys, and produce. We’ve been involved in the Farmers’ Market ever since.

Now you don't have to wait until Spring to buy from some of your favorite food producers.  Announcing the new online farmers' market at - open Monday at 8 am and until Tuesday at 7 pm.

We are adding more and more vendors every day.  Watch us grow!

For all you fishing enthusiasts, soon you can buy nightcrawlers and gardeners will like worm castings for your gardens.

Some of the food items available will be grass fed beef cuts, pastured pork and chicken in all assortments of cuts and whole, farm eggs, local raw honey, jams/jellys, raw milk, yogurt, cheese, cottage cheese, and veggies.

There is no charge for membership.  All you have to do is sign in and start shopping.  Pick up your order on Thursdays from 4 - 6 pm under the yellow farmers' market tent on Elm and Market Streets in downtown Winnsboro.

Click on the sign in tab and scroll down to create an account at

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Lake Fork Fishing Report from TPWD (Oct. 17)

GOOD. Water stained; 77–82 degrees; 1.85’ low. Fall bass fishing is in full swing. Largemouth bass are fair on plastic worms, Alabama rigs, spinnerbaits, and topwaters. Lunker fisherman continue to work around 10–15 feet of depth. White and yellow bass are good on Alabama rigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows in the stumps or man–made structures. Catfish are good on prepared bait and cut bait especially in the evenings.