Produce and Pets

Farmers' markets seem to be sprouting up all over town these days, some of them fabulous and some merely mediocre. But the Old South Pearl Street Farmers' Market — located in the 1500 block of Old South Pearl between Florida and Iowa avenues and taking place every Sunday through October 28 — marks its seventh year of existence this season, so somebody must be doing something right.

If the regular offerings at the market — locally grown fruits and veggies, fresh pastries and breads, flowers and vinaigrettes, oils, meats, chocolates, jams, pestos, salsas, pasta, nuts, cheeses and chilis — aren’t enough to tempt you to venture forth, then perhaps you'd be interested in Old South Pearl's annual Pet Fair, which will be held in conjunction with the market today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. You'll find information about responsible pet ownership, reducing pet overpopulation, adoption options, low-cost spaying and neutering, nutritional needs, pet massage and acupuncture, as well as references for a reliable pet sitter when you need one. Pet-food manufacturers Natural Balance and Natura will be available to answer questions, and Scott Taylor will provide cowboy, gospel and folk songs for your listening pleasure. Visit for more information.


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