There are so many benefits from eating locally grown produce. Fruits and vegetables begin to lose nutrients within 24 hours of being picked.

Instead of being picked, processed, and loaded on trucks, locally grown produce is picked at its peak ripeness. If you are living in Lufkin and you want the freshest possible fruits and vegetables, you may have just found the place.

The Lufkin Urban Garden And Market is a project of the Legacy Institute For Financial Education. The same organization that started the Juzi Spot on Raguet, which has since closed. It is continuing its mission of providing healthy and affordable food choices.

Lufkin Urban Garden & Market Is Now Open

The Lufkin Urban Garden & Market serves as a community garden and a market in North Lufkin. Its mission is to improve the overall health of the community, create jobs and volunteer opportunities, and increase community involvement and support.

They are hoping to be a place that addresses many of the social, economic, and environmental disparities that many members of the North Lufkin Community face.

They are already well on their way to making that happen and are already enjoying the fruits of their labor. The garden is producing beautiful produce now, and they are enjoying a lot of support from the community.

Locally Grown Organic Produce At A Reasonable Price

The garden is located at 805 Sayers Street in Lufkin. They are open Monday - Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.

They have the following produce available now.

  • Cantaloupe
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Tomatoes
  • Jalapeno Peppers
  • Potatoes
  • Okra
Lufkin Urban Garden via Facebook
Lufkin Urban Garden via Facebook

Stop in and buy some produce. They are also now accepting SNAP and EBT payments. I believe this endeavor to be a much-needed addition to Lufkin and applaud everyone that has worked so hard to make it happen.

Follow the Lufkin Urban Garden & Market on Facebook to keep up with all they are doing in our community.

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