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Press Conference announcing move will touch on Market growth, downtown revitalization, Shoreline realignment 

Corpus Christi, TX— Grow Local South Texas and the Corpus Christi Downtown Farmers’ Market (CCDFM) will host a press conference to announce their upcoming move to The Art Center and what this move means for downtown. The press conference will occur at the CCDFM at La Retama Park on July 22, 2015 at 5:30 PM. The CCDFM will move to their new location starting August 5, 2015.

With a recent surge in Market growth, the CCDFM has outgrown their current home at La Retama Park. Market organizers believe that this growth is a huge testament by our community to support revitalizing downtown and growing a local, healthy lifestyle.

“Moving The Market to The Art Center—creating a first class, open air market right on our Bayfront—is a big win for our entire community,” said GROW Local South Texas Executive Director Aislynn Campbell. “There is a lot of positive energy and momentum presently occurring in Corpus Christi. I personally believe that what The Market is about to become in this amazing space will be city-changing.”

GROW Local STX and The Art Center believe that the Shoreline address of the new CCDFM location is a perfect match.

“The synergy is incredibly exciting,” said Art Center Executive Director Dianna Bluntzer. “The Downtown Farmers Market and Art Center are each passionately devoted to cultivating local resources. Both organizations are thriving. Both are primed to launch this entirely unexpected, totally new, yet 100% authentic and local experience.”

GROW Local STX picked this new location because it allows The Market to stay within the geographic border of the Downtown Management District.

“We started The Corpus Christi Downtown Farmers’ Market, in part, to help downtown grow,” said Campbell. “We love downtown and the impact we’re having on making downtown be a great place for food, music, community and fun.”

The CCDFM celebrated its 3rd anniversary in March, 2015.

About CCDFM and GROW Local South Texas:

The Corpus Christi Downtown Farmers’ Market is a community-supported market managed by GROW Local South Texas. Our mission is to provide the Coastal Bend community with a clear access point to quality, locally-grown, handmade goods and produce.

GROW Local South Texas is a nonprofit organization based in Corpus Christi, TX. We are led by our mission which is to cultivate a healthy community by growing the local food system and improving access to nutritious, affordable foods.