Sunday, September 5, 2010

The Best of Summer Downtown

Downtown Rogers, Arkansas is a special place... but you knew that, didn't you?

Fourth of July Parade

The annual downtown Fourth of July parade epitomizes the spirit of the place, with neighbors, newcomers and visitors alike bedecked in red, white and blue.  It's one of the truest slices of Americana that seems to still exist today, with every home and resident sharing in the glee.  The parade itself and the grand finale potluck gathering under the big shade tree seem to leap straight from the pages of Southern Living (which, incidentally, we're sure will cover the parade in all its glory one of these days).  In case you missed it, here are a few highlights:

Rogers Farmers' Market

Speaking of which, a recap of summer in historic downtown Rogers wouldn't be complete without mention of the Rogers Farmers' Market.  In the right-hand column of this blog you can subscribe for the freshest updates on produce and reminders of market days, which you'll want to do since there are many good things in store related to the Rogers Farmers' Market.  You can also visit the market's website in progress:  In the meantime, get down there on Wednesdays and Saturdays through September and October for the best of the season!

Another reason to subscribe to those Farmers' Market emails: profiles of the farmers (know your farmer, know your food!) as well as easy recipes to make the most of the produce you score!

One last morsel of summer...

Sure, I'm biased... but it wouldn't be summer without a lemonade stand!  A certain young Rogers resident (and downtown enthusiast) had a corner on the market during the Twilight Walk this summer.  If you missed her, don't worry... she'll be back with her best-selling homemade lemonade in 2011.

Happy fall - see you out and about downtown!

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