Some of the best produce comes from the late spring and early summer months, so now is a great time to head to Farmer's Markets around East Texas.

Here are some reasons to really appreciate the Tyler, Lindale, and Longview Farmer's Markets, along with the hours and locations.

Lindale Farmers Market is open through the end of September on Saturdays only 8am - 1pm - Hwy 69 and Valley Street, downtown.

The East Texas State Fair Farmers Market in Tyler is open Saturdays and Tuesdays at 7 a.m., from now through the end of July.

Rose City Farmers Market in Tyler is open Saturdays from 8 a.m. - noon at 7212 Old Jacksonville Hwy.

The Tyler Farmers Market has its opening day next Monday, May 16th, and then it will be open from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 4850 Old Bullard Road, in the Broadway Square Mall parking lot near Sears.

The Historic Longview Farmers Market is open Saturdays from 7:30-11:30 a.m., at the corner of High and Cotton Streets on the site of the former Kelly Plow Works.

KLTV highlights other East Texas Farmer's Markets HERE.

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    Produce is as fresh as it gets.

    The apples, tomatoes, strawberries, and peaches don't have to travel far to reach the fruit dish on your countertop.  They're grown right here in East Texas, and they're ripening at just the right time.

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    It's more than just fruits and vegetables

    Local farmers are creating jars of honey which are great to fight local pollens and other allergies, and often they're making pickles, jams, and jellies too.  Oh, and bring on the smoky salsa.

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    It supports the local economy

    Grocery stores are great, but when you buy from a local farmer you know your money is staying in East Texas and helping a local family make a living.  They've worked hard to till, plant, water, and harvest, and it feels good to support that effort.  So they'll keep it coming!

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    It's a great family outing

    US News says visiting a Farmer's Market is one of eight free ways to keep the kids busy this summer.  It teaches them about fresh ingredients and healthy eating, and it can start conversations about sustainable living.  And sometimes the vendors have balloons!

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    It's a chance to meet people

    Walking around the Farmer's Market gets us out of our usual routines and helps us meet people we wouldn't otherwise meet.  And seeing what other ambitious people around East Texas are doing just might inspire us to start that salsa company we've been dreaming about.