Farmers Market

Due to illness the vendor meeting for Tuesday evening October 17, 2017 has been cancelled. Anyone wanting to reserve a spot at the indoor market please call Cary at: 641-919-6599

Ernest Clifford Hinkle, 92, of Mountain Home, Arkansas formerly Birmingham passed away and now joins the heavenly choir on February 4, 2017 in Mountain Home.  He was born July 23, 1924 to Ernest and Nettie Alliman Hinkle and married Betty Jerrel on August 5, 1944.  Ernie and Betty were proudly married for 72 years.

Ernie was a farmer and tire salesman at Ernie’s Tire Sales. He was probably best known for his garden and orchard produce proudly named "Leslie’s Little Bit of Heaven" which he peddled to customers near and far, as well as, joyfully offering such to those at the Farmer’s Market. Ernie was an avid storyteller and really enjoyed seeing the smiles of those listening and enjoyed entertaining others with his tenor voice.  Ernie was an active member of the Birmingham United Methodist Church. Ernie and his wife Betty were foster parents to 30 children, having adopted 6 of them.

Ernie is survived by his wife Betty of Mountain Home, two daughters, Viola Bich of Fairfield and Jayne Simmons of Mitchellville, his nephew/son Dennis Ives (Kelly) of Mountain Home, Arkansas, two grandsons, Tracey Simmons (Adena) of Birmingham and Brandon Ives (Dani) of Fayetteville, AR, two granddaughters, April Boyd (Dylan) of Balik Pulau, Penang, Malaysia and Brit Ives (Kasey) of Mountain Home, AR. . He was proceeded in death by three sons Ronald, Wesley and Michael and a daughter, Leslie who was the spirit of Leslie’s Little Bit of Heaven.

The market board would like to Thank Ernie for all that he was to the market in his time. He will be missed by many and all!

We received a Thank you from Betty Hinkle.


Farmers Market


Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

7 pm

​Senior Center

Interested in joining us as a vendor this season but not sure how to begin? This meeting is for you! Meet our board members and learn how to sign up for the market as well as how and when to set up for the market. We'll also go over basic farmers market rules, fees, and guidelines, as well as provide helpful tips to help you optimize your market booth so you can attract customers and build your sales! 

It's planting time!

At our market you'll find a wide variety of seedlings and starts (organic and conventional, heirloom and hybrid) for your own home garden. You won't find this kind of variety anywhere else in town! 

The Fairfield Farmers Market also offers a variety of breakfast pastries, teas, baked goods, eggs, jewelry, honey, aprons, wood-crafted items, soaps, pottery, juice, flowers, salad and cooking oils, and various other locally grown or made items. The market always features fresh produce at great prices and some of this month's local bounty includes salad greens, spinach, kale, leeks, onions, radishes, chard, and other early spring vegetables. 

The Fairfield Farmers Market is outdoors May through October one block north of the Jefferson County Courthouse in Howard Park from 8 am to 1 pm on Saturdays and 3 to 6 pm on Wednesdays. Stop by, get something great to eat, and enjoy the music!