The vision for a high-end Farmers Market in Heath is now a reality with Heath Golf & Yacht Club and Whittle Development Company accepting the opportunity to be the exclusive sponsor of this exciting new community amenity.
Rob Whittle of Heath Golf & Yacht Club and Whittle Development recently presented Heath City Councilman Frank New and City Manager Aretha Adams with funding for the Heath Farmers Market, which is being coordinated by a volunteer committee and slated to open its 2019 Fall Schedule on Saturday, September 28 in Towne Center Park.
“When I approached Rob and laid out my vision for Heath citizens, he also saw the vision,” said Councilman New. “My goal is to offer a high-end Farmers market that won’t cost citizens a penny. So I asked Rob if he would be an exclusive sponsor, and he agreed.”
“When Frank told me about the vision he and his committee had for the Market, I was immediately on board,” said Mr. Whittle. “It embraces everything that living in a small town like Heath is about, and our company is honored to have the opportunity to be the exclusive sponsor.”
According to Councilman New, the Heath Farmers Market will be an invitation-only local market that showcases the bounties of the Fall growing season. Committee members are currently vetting vendors who are located within the geographic region of Rockwall County and adjacent counties that offer organic produce, meat, seafood, artesian cheeses, specialty products and more. There will also be live music and food trucks. The Heath Farmers Market is scheduled to be open from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays from September 28 through November 30.
“We see a local Farmers Market as an enhancement to the quality of life our citizens enjoy,” said Councilman New. “We’ll be sharing exciting updates about the vendors and entertainment selected in the coming weeks.”