Farmers Market in Houston?
- mocity Jun 21, 2007 05:31 PM
I know of several small ones around the area but I am looking for one that has alot of fresh veges and fruit... not just locally made sauces, jams, etc
I have never personally been, but these places were recommended to me by a houston friend, if you go, keep me posted on how it is!
Houston's Farmers Market
Location 1: 3106 White Oak between Studewood and
Heights Blvd. This Saturday Market is located behind
Onion Creek Coffee House.
Saturdays, from 8 AM to noon.
Location 2: 2353 Rice Blvd. at Greenbriar in Rice
Village. This Tuesday Market is located in the parking
lot of Christ the King Lutheran Church.
Tuesdays, from 4 to 7 PM.
Midtown Farmers Market
3701 Travis Street. This Saturday Market is located
one block North of W. Alabama @ T'afia Restaurant.
Saturdays, 8 AM to noon.
Central City Co-op
2115 Taft Street in ECCLESIA. Two blocks North of
Fairview, east of Montrose, between Westheimer and W.
Wednesdays, 9 AM to 6:30 PM and Saturdays, 9AM to 2PM.
Bayou City Farmers' Market
3000 Richmond Ave.(back parking lot
)Wednesday - 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday - 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
I went to the Midtown one about a month ago, and they had fresh veggies, mushrooms, garlic, eggs, greens, etc. You need to get there early for the best selection!
The main reason I went was the Houston Dairymaids booth. They have fresh cheese that is made in Texas. You can get a sample and see what you like before you buy. I bought more cheese than anything else. Yum!
If you get on the mailing lists of the places you get a weekly update of what is going to be there.
A great large farmer's market is Canino's. It is just north of the Heights at 2520 Airline (which is close to 610 North). They have a great selection and in the back are many small vendors, mainly hispanic, with fresh grown produce and many other products. At the moment, I no longer live in Houston but used to make it a weekly trip when I lived in town.
I have been to the Farmer's Markets at Onion Creek and at Tafia restaurant. I used to live in Southern California and both were disappointing in comparison.
There's also one in the Rice University parking lot by the football stadium on Tuesdays from about 3:30 to 7pm. It's small but has a good variety. Baked goods, prepared meals, meats, veggies, cheese, eggs, milk, soap, etc... Several organic vendors.