Sunday, October 18, 2009

Mavericks Sweep Lady Demons

Sophomore outside hitter Amanda Aguilera dives to save the ball during the Mavericks’ 3-0 win over Northwestern State on Wednesday at Texas Hall. Aguilera achieved ten digs, seven kills, and a single ace as the Mavericks swept the winless Lady Demons. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)

Downtown Farmers Market in Arlington

The Downtown Farmers Market in Arlington opened on Oct. 2, and runs every Friday from 9 a.m. till the produce is sold out. This market gives Arlington residents the oportunity to buy fresh, locally grown produce from friendly farmers that welcome healthy conversation. As Arlington begins to impliment their plans to revitalize the downtown area, the farmers market paves the way for locals to shape future from the ground up.

Arlington resident Jana Patton, right, buys tomatoes from independent farmer John Carter on Friday at the Downtown Farmers Market located at the intersection of North Mesquite and East Front streets. This was Pattonís first visit to the market and said she was really excited to buy fresh produce from local farmers. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)

Independent farmer John Carter from Bowie, Texas, said that tomatoes and sweet potatoes have been his biggest sellers since the marketís opening on Oct. 2. The Downtown Farmers Market offers a variety of fresh produce including pumpkins, peppers and eggplant. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)

Karen Bogen of Arlington, right, buys a few eggplants from Scott Farms vendor Julie Jennings on Oct. 9 at the Downtown Farmers Market in Arlington. Bogen said she came to the market because its more fun to talk to the vendors and support local farmers.