Hundreds of Houstonians descended on Market Square Park in Downtown Houston on Sept. 9 for the debut of a new farmers market featuring the Heights' own Central City Co-Op alongside 40 local and regional farmers, makers and merchants.

The Market Square Park Farmers Market, a collaboration between Central City and the Downtown District, is slated to return to the park each Saturday through Nov. 18, where it will run from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Guests at the market will find fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables as well as meats, proteins, prepared foods and other household goods, according to a news release. Multiple forms of payment are accepted at the market—which emphasizes affordability—including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Electronic Benefit Transfer.

The new market embraces the history of Market Square Park, which has hosted open-air produce and fish markets dating back to the 1830s. The weekly markets will also feature live music and other entertainment from local artists.

Vendors on-site weekly will include:Central City Co-Op is Houston's oldest organic, sustainable food co-op. The market spent time at the Montrose Kindred Church and on East 20th Street before finding its current home on Harvard Street in the Greater Heights.

The Market Square Park Farmers Market takes place at 301 Milam St., Houston.