2012 Farmer's Market Roundup

 Wednesday, April 4, 2012



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*For an updated farmer's market list, see our Farmer's Market Roundup 2013*

Spring is perfect for getting out in the fresh air and visiting some farmer's markets to buy fresh, local produce that's practically grown right in your own backyard. Here is a rundown of the farmer's markets in the greater Austin area. Unless otherwise noted, the markets reoccur weekly on the same days and times. 

As always, please double check the event sites to make sure the info hasn't changed before heading out. Some of these markets are seasonal, and the times and open dates do change according to the time of year.

Sundays

  • Lone Star Farmer's Market (formerly Lakeway Commons Farmer's Market), 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Lowe's Parking lot in the Shops at the Galleria (Bee Cave), year round -- Fresh produce, grass fed beef, handmade jewelry, and more.
  • Great Hills Open Air Market, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 10000 Research Blvd -- fresh produce, original artwork, hand made crafts, live music, and more. 
  • HOPE Farmer's Market, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Plaza Saltillo (East 5th & Comal), year round -- Fresh produce, art and live music, wellness workshops.
Tuesdays

  • SFC Farmer's Market East, 3 - 7 p.m., 2835 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., MLK Boulevard and Miriam Avenue. Fruit and vegetables, meats, eggs, cheese, honey, plants, and breakfast/lunch food vendors for a quick coffee and scone, or healthy lunch.
  • Bastrop 1832 Farmer's Market, 2 - 6 p.m., 1302 Chestnut Street and the Railroad Tracks (Downtown Bastrop), year round -- fresh produce, prepared foods, and other handmade products. The market also features regular cooking demonstrations and provides info on how to prepare fresh foods.
  • Georgetown Sun City Farmer's Market, 9 a.m. - noon, Sun City Social Center parking lot (2 Texas Dr.), year round -- Fresh produce, free range eggs, pasture raised beef, cheese, nuts, canned goods and artisan breads along with edible and ornamental plants.
  • Pflugerville Pfarmer's Market, 3 - 7 p.m., open Tuesdays, runs May 7,2013 - October 29, 2013 at the Green Red Barn. 901 Old Austin Hutto Rd in Heritage Park.
Wednesdays
  • SFC Farmer's Market at The Triangle, March - September, 4 - 8 p.m., October - February, 3 - 7 p.m., 4600 Lamar, year round -- Fresh foods and produce from local farmers and food artisans.
  • Downtown Manor Farmer's Market, 4 - 7 p.m., Jennie Lane Smart Park (104 E Rector St), year round -- Shop for local sustainable agriculture & prepared foods, support regional artisans, enjoy sparkling conversation and stay for dinner at one of the many fine restaurants in Manor,Texas.
  • Boggy Creek Farm Market, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., 3414 Lyons Rd, year round -- USDA certified organic and freshly harvested vegetables, flowers, and herbs. 
  • Dripping Springs Farmer's Market, 3 - 7 p.m., Hwy 290 & RR 12 -- Local fresh produce and prepared foods.
Thursdays
  • Georgetown Farmer's Market, 3:30 - 6:30 p.m., Georgetown Church of Christ (1525 W University Ave), year round -- Fresh produce, free range eggs, pasture raised beef, cheese, nuts, canned goods and artisan breads along with edible and ornamental plants.
Saturdays

  • Cedar Park Farms to Market, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Lakeline Mall parking lot (behind Sears & Dillard's), year round -- Enjoy seasonal, locally-grown, farm-fresh products. April also features Abrakadoodle in the market's kids' corner.
  • Barton Creek Farmers Market, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Barton Creek Square mall parking lot (at the intersection of S. Loop 1 (Mopac) and S. Capital of Texas Highway (Loop 360), every Saturday, rain or shine --  Treats from bakeries , fresh eggs and produce from local farms, pottery and more.
  • SFC Sunset Valley Farmer's Market, September - April, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., May - August, 8:30 - 12:30, Toney Burger Center (3200 Jones Road) -- Fresh foods and produce from local farmers and food artisans. Make sure to visit the neighboring Sunset Valley Artisan Market as well.
  • SFC Farmer's Market at Republic Square Park, September - April, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., May - August, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 400 W Guadalupe -- Fresh foods and produce from local farmers and food artisans.
  • Round Rock Farmer's Market, 9 a.m. - noon, Scott & White Hospital parking lot (300 University Blvd), runs April - the first week before Thanksgiving -- Fresh produce, free range eggs, pasture raised beef, cheese, nuts, canned goods and artisan breads along with edible and ornamental plants.
  • Downtown Buda Farmer's Market, 9 a.m. - noon. The Downtown Buda Farmers' Market reopens Saturday, March 24, 2013 and will run through October 27, 2013. NEW LOCATION: Still on Main Street, next to City Hall but just north of our old location, in the City Hall parking lot at Main and 967, next to the water tower. Local farmers, producers and artisans offer fresh agricultural and related products to generate a sense of local pride and further economic development of Downtown Buda, with a strong focus on sustainability.
  • Gateway Marketplace, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Gateway Shopping Center, 9901 N Capital Of Texas Hwy., open every Saturday, rain or shine. Farmer's market, crafts fair, and art show. This market has closed.
  • Bastrop 1832 Farmer's Market, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 1302 Chestnut Street and the Railroad Tracks (Downtown Bastrop), year round -- fresh produce, prepared foods, and other handmade products. The market also features regular cooking demonstrations and provides info on how to prepare fresh foods.
  • 150 Market in Kyle, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Michaelis Ranch (3600 W FM 150) -- Farmers and producers market featuring local, hill country, and all-Texas foods on a working ranch. Every first Saturday of each month 150 Market will welcome talented local artisans and craftspeople to vend their hand-made creations. Following Saturdays of the month will be food, garden and plants only. This market has closed.
  • 6701 Burnet Road Market, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., 6701 Burnet Rd, year round -- Austin's historic farmer's market with fresh produce, fresh eggs and dairy, artisan prepared foods, pastured meats, artisan handcrafted jewelry, live local music, fresh prepared breakfast and lunch, workshops and demos. The adjoining flea market runs from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Visit the blog for the most updated information.
  • Boggy Creek Farm Market, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., 3414 Lyons Rd, year round -- USDA certified organic and freshly harvested vegetables, flowers, and herbs. 

Do you know of a local farmer's market that we missed? Please email us at freenius@gmail.com and let us know!

Image credit: SFC Farmer's Market

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