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Our Guide to Austin's Best Farmers' Markets Near You

By Jessika Roth, March 6, 2019, 7:00am, On the Range

Austin’s well-known for locally-grown, responsibly-made food products, but did you know that most of our farmers markets are conveniently hosted in parking lots? Don’t let the lack of greenery deter you.

Our longest-running farmers market opened in 1987 in the original Whole Foods parking lot and is still flourishing today on Saturdays at Barton Creek Mall. Now we’ve got more than 10 markets throughout the week and plenty more in the ‘burbs.

Thanks to the region’s hard-working farmers, ranchers, and other artisans, we have access to the best fresh food available: carrots and honey, duck eggs and flowers, coffee and pickles, ceramics and kombucha, cheese and candles. Most of the markets are open all year, rain or shine, and typically sell products picked or made within 24 hours of the market and also offer services like knife sharpening.

Saturday Markets

Four of the six main Central Austin farmers markets host a market every Saturday from 9am-1pm.

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Downtown
SFC Farmers' Market
422 Guadalupe

Sunset Valley
SFC Farmers' Market
3200 Jones Road

Barton Creek Mall
Barton Creek Farmers Market
2901 S. Capital of Texas Hwy

Lakeline Mall
Texas Farmers Market
11200 Lakeline Mall Drive

Wednesday & Sunday Markets

One mid-week market and two Sunday markets are as abundant as Saturday. Mueller’s Sunday market could even claim to be the most complete, with live music, a kids’ petting zoo, food trucks, and a lovely park backdrop.

Mueller
Texas Farmers Market
4209 Airport Blvd.
Wed., 5-8pm; Sun., 10am-2pm

Saltillo Plaza
Hope Farmers Market
412 Comal
Sun., 11am-3pm

Various East Austin Urban Farm Markets

To really understand where your food comes from, there are opportunities to shop directly on the farm. Three East Austin farms offer weekly farm stands offering a mix of their own products with neighboring vendors so you can fill your basket in one trip.

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Boggy Creek Farm Stand
3414 Lyons Road
Wed., Thurs., Fri., & Sat., 8am-1pm

Eden East Farm
755 Springdale Road
Wed. & Sat., 9am - 1pm

Green Gate Farm Stand
8310 Canoga Avenue
Temporarily closed in 2019 for redevelopment

Additional Greater Austin Area Markets

There are also at least one market per week in neighboring towns.

Bee Cave
Lone Star Farmers Market
Hill Country Galleria
Sun., 10am-2pm

Buda
Buda Downtown Farmers Market
308 South Main Street
Opens May 6; Sun., 10am-2pm

Dripping Springs
Dripping Springs Farmers Market
Hwy. 290 & RR 12
Wed., 3-6pm

Cedar Park
Farmer George Farmers Market
Coming soon; Thurs. 3-6pm

Pflugerville
Pflugerville Farmers' Market
901 Old Austin Hutto Rd.
Tues., 3-7pm (May - Oct., plus additional holidays)

Round Rock
Farmer George Farmers Market
201 University Oaks Blvd.
Sat., 10am-2pm

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