The Grand Prairie Farmers Market, 120 W. Main St., is gettin’ figgy with it for the inaugural Mrs. Ruthe’s Fig and Fudge Fest on Saturday, July 26 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. The city lost its legendary Grand Dame and Mayor Pro Tem Mrs. Ruthe Jackson at age 92 last year. Mrs. Ruthe loved picking figs from her mother’s trees and ate chocolate fudge every chance she got. This festival will celebrate her life of service.
Mrs. Ruthe’s figs will be available for purchase, and, in her honor, all proceeds will benefit LifeLine Shelter for Families. Other fig-based items and homemade fudge will also be sold to benefit LifeLine Shelter. The festival will include a fig preserve and fudge contest and tasting and a Chef cooking demonstration featuring figs by Chef Susan Faulkner and Mrs. Ruthe’s daughter, Councilwoman Jorja Clemson. Numerous Farmers Market vendors will also feature figs and fudge in their wares.
The Grand Prairie Farmers Market features locally grown fruits and vegetables, meats, honey, pasta, spices, tamales, candles, soaps and much more. The market is open every Saturday, March to December, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information about the Farmers Market, call 972-237-4599 or visit www.gptx.org/farmersmarket.