Regular shoppers at the two Austin Farmers’ Market locations may not know market director Suzanne Santos by name, but they surely recognize the omnipresent woman with the straw hat festooned with Central Texas fruits and vegetables. As a longtime employee of the Sustainable Food Center, Santos has guided the market from its humble beginnings in 2003 to the flourishing status it enjoys today. You’ll find the hardworking Santos in her signature hat, setting up the market every Saturday morning and Wednesday afternoon come rain or shine, recruiting and managing volunteers, answering shoppers' questions, visiting farms, tending to mountains of paperwork, and marketing the enterprise for all she’s worth! Her commitment pays off for everyone who cares about fresh, local food.
Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin. Support the Chronicle