Food desert oasis
Greenwood Farmers and Artisan Market brings fresh produce to North Tulsa
The Greenwood Farmers and Artisan market is open from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at 914 N. Greenwood Ave.
Of the many disparities faced by communities in North Tulsa, few have more of an impact on the health and wellbeing of residents than access to fresh, healthy food. In a community peppered with greasy spoons and fast food joints, fruits and vegetables are much harder to come by.
“There’s a two-mile radius to even get to a grocery store,” said Angelia Barnett, administrative manager for Crossover Health Services on 36th Street North. “You try walking two miles with groceries. It’s not going to happen.”
The Greenwood Farmers and Artisan market is trying to change that. The weekly market brings fresh produce straight from the farm to the community, along with local art and hand-crafted products every Saturday during the summer months. Launched in 2018, the market has grown to more than a dozen vendors and offers locally grown produce, farm- fresh eggs and more.
In addition to summer harvests and dairy products, you’ll find fresh flowers, local honey, and artisanal food products like the perfect barbecue sauce for your next cookout. Whether you’re a part of the North Tulsa community yourself, or you’re just looking for a fresh alternative to your usual farmer’s market fare, the Greenwood Farmers and Artisan Market is a great place to connect with your neighbors and reap the bounty of summer.
Drop by the Greenwood Farmers and Artisan market from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Sept. 28 at 914 N. Greenwood Ave.