Julia Favre gives away a Live Oak tree. Photo by Kathryn Boyd-Batstone
Julia Favre gives away a Live Oak tree during the Words & Arts Festival at Mission Marquee Plaza in March 2016. Photo by Kathryn Boyd-Batstone

Southside residents can find healthy, fresh produce from Mercados de O’livaartisan-made crafts, and 150 fruit and nut trees on Saturday, April 16, at Mission Marquee Plaza.

Mission Marquee Plaza, located at 3100 Roosevelt Avenue, hosts many cultural community events throughout the year, including Mercados de O’liva which opens every third Saturday of the month until November, and accepts Lonestar as payment.

The San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department will also be on-site for a free tree adoption event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or as long as supplies last. City staff will hand out 150 trees, including fruit and native trees such as lemon, lime, orange, pecan and avocado trees. As always, residents are encouraged to arrive early to guarantee they receive a tree.

To learn more about the mercado dates, click here.

https://rivardreport.wildapricot.org

*Top Image: Julia Favre gives away a Live Oak tree.  Photo by Kathryn Boyd-Batstone

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Lea Thompson

Lea Thompson, a former reporter at the Rivard Report, is a Texas native who has lived in Houston, Austin and San Antonio. She enjoys exploring new food and culture events.