New Public Food Market to Open in May
A group calling itself Good Food Co. will be opening a new public market that will offer fresh, locally grown produce and spices, and a variety of other fare, on May 1 at Into the Garden (formerly the Ice House restaurant) on Camp Bowie Blvd. and Hulen St. The market will initially consist of nine local growers, and will be open on the first Sunday of every month. Shoppers will also be treated to live music, according to Sally Herring Birthisel, one five board members.
Good Food Co. is an umbrella group for The Public Market, Chef Partners, and New Earth Farms. Chef Partners will buy food from the market and request that the growers plant special crops; and New Earth Farm’s goal is to acquire land to grow more crops.
The market will be member-owned, and 50 percent of the profits will be paid out as dividends annually. The membership costs are:
$25 = Basic Founding Membership
$200 = Lifetime “Founding Membership
$1,000 = Founding Patrons
Membership fees can be made out to The New Public Market and mailed to The New Public Market, PO Box 1604, Ft Worth, TX 76101