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Austin Texas Farmer’s Markets

Austin Texas Metro Area Farmer’s Markets

There are many Farmer’s Markets in the Austin Texas area that people moving to Austin need to know about. Along with Farmer’s Markets, the Austin Area also has a lot of “pick your own” places.  You can also pick your own fresh live Christmas Tree. Many markets have handmade soap, eggs, nuts and other products along with fresh vegetables and fruit. Go early to the Farmer’s Market to get the best selection. Go late to possibly bargain shop but you’ll only get the leftovers. It’s green and helps the farmers to bring your own basket, bags or box to carry your treasures in.  It is good to bring cash because some vendors may not be equipped to take a plastic payment.

Austin, Texas: The Austin Farmer’s Market is held Saturday from 9-1pm at 4th & Guadalupe Downtown and Wednesday from 4-8pm at The Triangle at 46th & Lamar (near Sunshine Gardens). The market is a project of the local non-profit the Sustainable Food Center (SFC). The SFC site has a fantastic list of local gardening stores, books & resources under Gardening Resources tab. HOPE Farmer’s Market, 414 Waller St., Austin, TX 78702 Sundays

Sunset Valley, Texas: Sunset Valley Farmer’s Market is held every Saturday 9am to 1pm at 3200 Jones Rd., Sunset Valley 78745 (512) 280-1976  Voted 1 of top 5 markets in the United States by Eating Well magazine, produce includes veggies, fruit, meat & dairy. There are local artisans, live music and specialty foods.

Manor, Texas: The Manor Farmers Market is held every Wednesday from 4 to 7pm in Jennie Lane Park between Lexington & Rector Streets at 104 E. Rector in Manor, Texas 78653 FREE Wi-Fi access. There is also a Saturday Market from 3:00pm to 7:00pm at 10323 US Highway 290 at the Manor New Technology High School. They have a Google Group & e-mail List Serv you can get on for updates, info.

Hutto, Texas: Hutto has a Summer Farmer’s Market sponsored by Keep Hutto Beautiful that is held every Saturday in the months of May and June of 2009 until noon or whenever the goods are sold out. Vendors sell items like fresh fruit and vegetables, baked goods such as bread and other items. The Hutto Farmers Market is located at the 500 block of Hwy 79 in Hutto, TX 78634 at Hwy 79 & Short Street next to the Wag-A-Bag convenience store and the old Co-Op.  The contact is (512) 759-4000.  It is FREE to go to the Farmer’s Market.

Cedar Park, Texas – Cedar Park Farms to Market opened March 27, 2010 9:00am to 1:00pm at the 1890 Ranch parking lot behind the theatre offering meat, seafood, dairy, eggs and produce directly from the farmer to you. Cedar Park Farmers Market

Leander, Texas: The Good Earth School Farmer’s Market at 10820 East Crystal Falls Parkway, Leander, Texas 78641. Each Saturday 8-11am May through August. The Sassy Pea Market is open during winter in place of the Farmer’s Market with natural grass fed beef, natural vegan soaps, local arts and crafts and more.

Jonestown, Texas: Northlake Village MarketJonestown has a brand new Farmer’s Market at 18700 FM 1431 in Jonestown. They are looking for more vendors. Handmade art & jewelry, produce such as vegetables, honey, eggs & meat & live music will all be a part at this Hill Country venue with a great view of Lake Travis.

Georgetown, TX Farmer’s Market has a market at 300 East Morrow Street and another in Sun City Texas at the Activity Center on Texas Drive in Georgetown, TX. Check the Georgetown Farmers Market Association for market times and open seasons.

“Pick Your Own” Places

Christmas Trees, Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes

You can pick your own fruit & vegetables such as strawberries, blackberries, pumpkins, grapes & even Christmas Trees in many places around Austin.  Sweet Berry Farm in Marble Falls has strawberries March-May & Blackberries May-June; potatos in May; tomatoes in May-June. Cut your own Christmas tree in Elgin, Texas at Evergreen Farms at 242 Monkey Rd., Elgin 78621 (512) 281-4833 has a cut your own tree program & more.  Elgin Christmas Tree Farm (was called Nature’s Way at 120 Nature’s Way, off Roy Davis Rd., Elgin 78621 (512) 281-5016 has pumpkins in October & several varieties of choose your own Christmas trees. In the Lost Pines area of Central Texas, east of Austin in Smithville at 214 Loma Alta Dr., Smithville, TX 78957 is Loma Alta Christmas Tree Farm (512) 360-2005.

Go Texan and buy locally grown Texas products. Texas grows citrus & aloe vera in the valley, cotton, corn, maize (milo or sorghum). Texas has dairies that produce milk, ice cream & other dairy products.

CSA’s : Too tired or busy to go pick your own or make it to the market- get produce delivered from a CSA (or Community Supported Agriculture) that delivers fresh vegetables and such right to your door!

Hire a REALTOR who understands the concept of buying locally, supports sustainability & organicly gardens.   Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (TOFGA) member Betty Saenz (512) 785-5050

Do you know of a Farmers Market or Pick Your Own place I need to add here? Please contact me and I will add it.

Also see: the movie Food, Inc.; the websites Sustainable Food Center and Slow Food Austin

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