?On Thursday*, April 15, the Argenta Market celebrates its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Located at 512 Main St. in North Little Rock, in the former home of Argenta Seafood Co., the local- and organic-foods-focused grocery and deli has already launched an extensive website (argentamarket.com), with descriptions of many of the products it will offer, plus a list of local farmers supplying the store and even a how-to video on making blueberry cobbler — the first of a promised series.
Neal Augustine, formerly with Harvest Foods in Little Rock, is the store manager. Jody Hardin is head of marketing and farming. And Shane Henderson is chef. He'll make gourmet to-go items and deli meals. The grocery's hours will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
?In related news, the Certified Arkansas Farmers Market kicks off on Saturday, April 17, at 6th and Main Street in North Little Rock. It continues, from 7 a.m. until noon, every Tuesday and Saturday until October.
?Meanwhile, the Little Rock Farmers Market opens Tuesday, April 27, in the River Market, and continues, from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m., every Tuesday and Saturday until October.