Farmers Markets as Movements
Producers and consumers offer many reasons for buying and selling at Farmers Markets. The former often speak of increased returns while the latter emphasize the perceived health benefits of fresh, locally grown food. But many farmers Markets also profess a politics of everyday life, a set of practices that proponents believe can bring about social change outside of and despite unsupportive governments. In this way, farmers markets and other green economic venues represent a new strategy for social movements attempting to advance social and environmental goals.
-Green America, nonprofit manager of the Green Business Network
-Van Jones, “Forty Years Gone: MLK’s Dream Today Would-Be Colored Green”
While doing research for this week’s Farmers Market Post, I came upon this very interesting book. The above exerts were pulled from the introduction and opening chapters. If you are truly interested in the Geographies of Justice and social transformation, I would recommend giving it a read.
Black, White, and Green. Farmers Markets, Race and the Green Economy by; Alison Hope Alkon
Looking for a Farmers Market near you?
We have you covered. Just keep reading we are sure you will find what you are looking for.
Be a true good neighbor and remember your mask, limit hugs to people you know, bring your favorite friend either 2-legged or 4-legged and post a selfie with your favorite vendor and share the love.
East of IH35:
Georgetown – Wolf Ranch Farmers Market follow their Facebook sight for updates on available items. 8 am – 1 pm. All kinds of pumpkins n squash – mushrooms – zucchini – farm-raised chicken- local honey – Brazilian cheese bread. Gourmet popcorn – beef jerky – fresh pickles- pecans. Grill up your favorite veggie with a little Central Texas Olive Ranch Oil! Botanical gardens in a pot- Beautiful woodwork – cutting boards- bowls and more! Erica’s healthy Pets for some wholesome pup treats – emu oil is fabulous. Sourdough bread – and spices and rubs – They have it all, make your list and pack up the family for a great morning at the market. Supporting your local farmers market is the best way to start a day. We recommend for your morning brew, Tough Mother health drink– this stuff will cure what ails you. Different flavors kinda like kombucha but better.
Round Rock –Farmer George has something new stirring up every week. Cooking, crafting, health and wellness, and more: Farmer George Farmers Market Sporting 3 markets now, who hoo! a general store on line – you can pre-order your products and pick-up family size, fresh meals from Sapphire catering. Drive up-n-pick up curbside – The Saturday location is behind Ikea – fresh pies, and wonderful tasty farm-raised beef and chicken for the grill. Find gluten-free specialty breads, elderberry products to support your immune system, handmade soaps, candles, and jewelry. 10 am – 2 pm every Saturday.
West if IH35
Smooth Village Market – set in the Heart of Leander 9 am – 1 pm.– look for the Airstream trailers! A few New vendors have arrived adding to your market surprise, oh what a treat! Colorful and flavor-filled veggies and fruits for your football dips and snacks. Auntie’s seasoning salts, a load of flavored jerky to include whiskey and honey jalapeno garlic and cowboy. Beautiful pottery, one-of-a-kind masks and south porch custom made gifts and easy to carry in your purse sanitizer stay that will not dry up your hands from Ellie Cat. It is another freedom filled and beautiful day under the oak trees grab the kids and enjoy the morning. They also offer live music and entertainment in the evenings Thursday – Sunday. Stop by and join the fun in Leander at the shiny, smooth village and farmers market.
Liberty Hill – The Market at Indian Mound Ranch – 12805 SH 29 W, 9 am – 1 pm – All morning Vintage style shopping in Liberty Hill. – Don’t forget to pick up your farm fresh eggs, local honey, fresh-baked bread and treats, longhorn beef and there are more treats. Kettle chips, pecans, pickles, jams and jellies. Handcrafted sewn items and beautiful fun jewelry. Follow and share the love on Facebook for updates. Vendors galore head on over and enjoy!
Very East of IH35
Taylor Heritage Square – Market on Main 10 am-2 pm Erica’s Healthy Pet Treats and care products is back this weekend. Local Farmers and artisans promise to provide their best in stock fresh off the farm. You can pick up loads of fresh vegetables and honey products by Coupland Honey Company and Bucking Goat farm, Woodhoek Wild is stopping in with all organic soaps, body care products and soy wax candles. There will be a vendor or two with sweet and savory baked goods jams and pickles. A present for a friend – Hanle’s Beautiful clay poppies and flowers. Perfectly nestled under the Awning at the pavilion. Stop by and fill up your grocer bags with all your weekend desires.
Isle Acre Farms in Leander CSA program invites you to come pick up your veggies at their farm stand Wednesdays 3-6 pm. Place a Pre-order on line. They also offer Farm classes for kids. Tours and events on their wonderful farm will begin in the Fall. Offering real food and real happiness!
WilCo Farmers Market in Sun City Now open and full of great vendors to help and serve you. 9 am-noon. The freshest and the best in Sun City. Take a stroll through the market and enjoy their great atmosphere and friendly faces.
Savory Farmer’s Market at Travisso – At the Travisso Palazzo Clubhouse from 3 – 7 pm. A few of the vendors Include Flat Creek Winery, Michelle East and here beautiful handmade pottery, Original Dog Treat Truck Co., Fairy Fire Candles, Brangus Best Beef, Coyote Moon Coffee and Savory Alaska Seafood. You can find local honey, Organic-gluten free backed goods, live plants, fresh veggies and more. A great little market in Leander to visit. Food trucks include cool ice cream treats and a rotation of great food for a quick dinner. Check out the Facebook link for the most current updates.
WilCo Farmers Market 10 am -2 pm https://www.wilcofarmersmarket.com/ Between 7th and 8th Across from the Library. Veggies, protein, honey, pastas, and natural products. Remember to check out their market on Tuesdays at Sun City under the trees and in the cool morning hours.
Elgin Texas Farmers Market 5 pm – 8 pm. Growing weekly; Yegua Creek Farms, Sweet life Soap Co. Banner Distilling Co., Nanny Goat Salsa, Bucking Goat Farm, Rustic Manor Creations and Body and Shine Wellness and Yoga are just a few of the new additions. Join Amber Oaks on Thursday evenings and enjoy a little home town fun in Elgin! Follow their Facebook for updates.
Amber Oaks in Thrall is a primary supporter of the Elgin Market. You can go to their website and join their Meat Buyers Club. Organic, pastured raised, no hormones or antibiotics guaranteed to be very best. Get daily updates on their Facebook site! Chicken is back in stock so get it while it lasts!
Contact John or Molly via the website with any questions, they deliver in Hutto, Pflugerville, Taylor, or Elgin.
Shoppin’ at the Farmers Market- All Local, All Original, All Organic.