Photos by Roxanne Rix.
IMAGINE LOCKHART Long known for its famous barbecue, Lockhart, Texas took on new features last year thanks to the Imagine Lockhart people. This January 2013 saw the first year anniversary of the successful Main Street Market. Nestled on the street between the Dr. Eugene Clark Library and the Gaslight-Baker Theatre, local vendors congregate each Saturday morning to sell their fresh produce, canned goods, bakery products, and lots of other homemade items that range from artisan soap to knitted shawls to locally written murder mystery novels.
The locally written murder mysteries are mine. And over the past year I’ve sampled the muffins, scones, and pretzels coming to us from Kyle (and everything they make is delicious), the pickels and hot sauces and jellies, the free-range eggs, the home-cooked meals delivered right to your door, and the artisan soap. And there’s still much more I haven’t tried.
And did I mention the music? Most Saturdays talented folk from all around Central Texas come play and sing for several hours. All for free (unless you want to leave them a nice tip for the pleasure of their company). Mostly it’s country of folk music. I’m waiting for some good, old-fashioned rock and roll!
Imagine Lockhart is more than the farmer’s market, of course. They beautify our little town with flowers and have created several small “pocket parks” in what would otherwise be squalid alleys. See more about them at www.ImagineLockhart.org.