Cool Spring Downtown District Announces New Summer Market

The Cool Spring Downtown District will launch the District’s Summer Market in June at Festival Park. This farmers and makers market is scheduled to be open to the public from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Thursday from June 3 through August 26. The exception will be by July 1, when the market is closed.

About 25 vendors will be selling their wares each week, and they include a variety of farmers, herders, artists, and artisans.

Saira Meneses, co-owner of Purpose Driven Family Farm, expressed her enthusiasm: “We are delighted to be part of the district’s summer market this year; it will, without a doubt, be a great addition to downtown Fayetteville, and my husband, AJ, and I look forward to showcasing our unique farm and products to attendees.

Purpose Driven Family Farm raises its livestock using organic/non-GMO methods and sustainable practices on a 10-acre farm in Parkton. Owners AJ and Saira Meneses believe in raising their animals with humanity and integrity, love and respect because they know that happy, healthy animals mean better products for their community. Learn more at

As part of her ongoing goal to position Downtown as a viable arts and entertainment district, Cool Spring General Manager Bianca Shoneman continues to seek out opportunities to create and/or host family-friendly activities that bring kids together. people downtown to shop, eat and play, safely.

“We just recognized the fact that people are looking for more opportunities to intentionally spend their money on locally produced food, art, etc. in 2021,” Shoneman said, “and with the support of the City of Fayetteville, the market District Summer Festival will be a fantastic opportunity for downtown visitors to shop locally while enjoying a fun, family-friendly outing to our charming Festival Park.

Cool Spring Downtown District plans to invite local food trucks and musicians to participate in the market once restrictions are lifted. Additionally, a variety of games such as cornhole, Connect 4 and ladder ball will be available for groups to play on the expansive lawn of Festival Park.

“We are extremely excited for the official opening of the District Summer Market and look forward to serving people with our pasture-raised, nutrient-dense pork, beef, chicken and eggs.” , said an owner of Spartan Tusk and Feather Livestock. “We believe this market will change the way people perceive the food they eat.”

Spartan Tusk and Feather Livestock is a veteran owned and operated family farm located on 60 acres in Shannon that produces food products that are antibiotic free, hormone free and humanely raised. Owners Adam and Tiffany Jeter take pride in providing healthy, sustainable food to their community. Learn more at

Cool Spring Downtown District invites the public to apply to be a vendor for one or more of 12 markets scheduled over the summer. Email [email protected] for more information. Also, if a company would like to sponsor one or more marketplaces, email [email protected]

The public can follow all the market plans and events on the Cool Spring Downtown District website https://visitdowntownfa