MIDLOTHIAN — The Midlothian Farmer’s Market will host its first market of the season this Saturday.

Sponsored by the Midlothian Downtown Business Association, the City of Midlothian and the Midlothian Parks Department, the bi-monthly festival is held downtown at Heritage Park, where everything from fresh produce to apparel is sold.

Roberta Slayton, event chair and owner of Flowers by Roberta, said the market is home to an assortment of unique items, homemade goods as well as a pet-adoption booth.

“There are quilts, produce, a barbecue truck, tamale vendor, homemade baked goods, popcorn, crafts, fresh fruits and vegetables, home décor, jewelry, quilts, dresses and local honey,” Slayton said. “We’ve also got a lady joining us this week who does custom-made furniture, and a gentleman who sells Texas longhorn meat. There’s even going to be a pet-adoption booth for anyone looking to adopt.”

Larkin Newton Log Cabin, a centuries-old Midlothian landmark and one of the last remaining Peters’ Colony structures in North Texas, will also be open for patrons to explore in addition to the market.

When asked why this event is so successful, Slayton said it’s because it brings people from all walks of life together.

The market, open every first and third Saturday of the month through mid-October, will greet residents from 8 a.m. — 12 p.m.

Vendors looking to purchase a booth should contact Roberta at 972-775-2270. Booths are $75.

“It brings the community together because we’re all kind of scattered,” Slayton said. “You get to meet brand new people who just moved here, old-timers, there’s story-telling, the whole nine yards.”