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1000 Cooper St
Memphis, TN, 38104

Welcome to the Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market! We're small but we're like family. You can find us in the parking lot of First Congo every Saturday morning 8am-1pm. Come browse our market for a locally-sourced selection of fresh produce, grass-fed meat, homegrown herbs, warm baked goods, all-natural soaps, fresh-cut flowers, hot coffee and live acoustic music. We are family, kid, and dog-friendly. Visit us this weekend!

Vendor Spotlight

Lockard's Produce

Lauren Boyer

  This week, meet Debra Lockard of Lockard's Produce.

 

This week, meet Debra Lockard of Lockard's Produce.

CYCFM: Where are you from?

DL: I am from Memphis, TN. My parents and grandparents grew up farming in Glimp, TN and in Ripley , TN.

CYCFM: How did you begin farming?

DL: At age  5, it was my dream to become a farmer. I vividly remember how I enjoyed picking greens, pears, tomatoes, okra, feeding the chickens, shelling peas, and rounding up the cows.
When traveling back home, I recall looking up to the sky, saying "God, I want to be a farmer."

CYCFM: What is you favorite crop to grow?

DL: Squash is my favorite crop to grow . The blooms and plant parts grow so beautiful , picture perfect in the rows

CYCFM: What is your favorite crop to eat/cook?

DL: Purple Hull Peas are my favorite.

CYCFM: How do you relax?

DL: I like to take weekend vacations just to relax to drink coffee.

CYCFM: What is your favorite part of the Cooper Young Community Farmers Market?

DL: I love seeing the variety of products available purchase. It is definitely a market focused on healthy eating, which support our mission- to provide quality produce.