It's never been easier to eat local. With top-notch farmers markets nationwide, shopping for homegrown produce and sustainably raised meats is now more accessible than ever. Not only do these markets offer an abundance of incredible products for reasonable prices, they often make for a fun family event. Live music, petting zoos and kid-friendly workshops abound with chef demos and canning sessions. Hungry? These markets also offer some of the best street food in the country to tide you over until you get home and start prepping your bounty of heirloom tomatoes, obscure micro greens and foraged mushrooms.Read More
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1. HOPE Farmers Market
This popular East Austin Sunday market celebrates local food culture and its goal is to increase awareness about eating healthy. Each week they showcase farmers, artisanal grocers, and artists along with hosting yoga workshops and cooking demos. There is also live music and educational programming for the community.
2. Sustainable Food Center Farmers Market at The Triangle
Part of the SFC trio of markets, this one is open Wednesdays year-round. They pride themselves on strengthening the local food system and helping to improve access to nutritious food. There is a large range of farmers and food artisans as well as other vendors.
3. Barton Creek Farmers Market
Austin, TX 78746
Rain or shine, this market is celebrating its 17th year. What once began in a Whole Foods parking lot has expanded to a two-day-a-week market with live music. You’ll find grass fed and grain-finished meats from local ranchers alongside an impressive selection of organic produce, eggs, and dairy.
4. Texas Farmers Market at Lakeline
Hosted every Saturday, this market features over 70 vendors selling locally grown produce, meats, dairy items, and more. The market also showcases live entertainment and artisan crafters. It has been called one of the “Top 20 Farmers Markets in the Country.”
5. Sustainable Food Center Farmers Market Downtown
Austin, TX 78701
This is Texas’s largest farmers market with over 100 farm and food vendors. The market also has a wide selection of local honey, artisan chocolate, and freshly baked goods. There is also live music and family activities.
6. Texas Farmers Market at Mueller
Located at Mueller’s historic Browning Hangar off Airport Boulevard, this Sunday market houses over 40 vendors selling local goods. Mueller Farmers Market is operated by F2M Texas, a non-profit corporation seeking to provide Texas farmers and ranchers with beneficial direct-marketing opportunities and provide citizens in Central Texas communities with a wide variety of locally produced foods in convenient locations.
7. Texas Farmers Market at Domain
This is the third year-round market the Texas Farmers Market company has opened. They are also responsible for the popular Lakeline Mall and Mueller markets nearby. Only a few months old, this laid-back market will be open every Sunday from 3:00 pm 6:00 pm. Much like its sister markets, it will showcase local produce, meat, freshly baked items, and some prepared foods.