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SXSW Farmers Market Report: March 16-17
Inexpensive, authentic locavore brunch at the markets!
DAILY SXSW  March 15, 2013, by Kate Thornberry
"...South by Southwest has completely taken over Austin, so naturally it has commandeered the Farmers Market Report as well!..."

Farmers Market Report: Sept. 7
What to expect at the markets this Saturday
DAILY Food  September 7, 2012, by Kate Thornberry
"...There is so much news this week that I am freaking out! The absolutely biggest news this week is that a new farmers market is opening!..."

Farmers' Market Report: April 19-20, 2014
The first summer squash, chocolate bunnies, and iceberg lettuce
DAILY Food  April 18, 2014, by Kate Thornberry
"...Fruitful Hills Farm has beaten all the other farmers to the punch, and brought the first zucchini and yellow crookneck squash of the season to last week’s market, and they have more to bring this Saturday  (Sunset Valley and Barton Creek)...."

Farmers Market Report: October 21st, 2012
It's Chile Verde Time!
DAILY Food  October 19, 2012, by Kate Thornberry
"...Simmons Family Farm was the first to display tomatillos and jalapenos together, but if I remember correctly Johnson’s Backyard Garden comes in strong with the tomatillos too. Dai Dui Butcher Shop, which sells at the Downtown Market in Republic Square, will be selling their special Chorizo Verde this Saturday, their most popular sausage. It’s made with Ground Full Quiver pork is mixed with a puree of fresh cilantro, poblano peppers, jalapenos, fresh oregano and spices..."

Farmers Market Report: Aug. 31-Sept. 1
Labor Day weekend brings changes
DAILY Food  August 30, 2013, by Kate Thornberry
"...Although initially Farmer Caskey and the Lightsey Farms believed that this years crop would hold out until Labor Day, last weekend was the end of the season. Peaches are gone from all area Farmers markets..."

Farmers Market Report: June 29-30, 2013
Watermelon, cantaloupe, okra, jalapeños
DAILY Food  June 28, 2013, by Kate Thornberry
"...By the time I got to the 2 Happy Children Farm table last week, the cantaloupes were all sold out; this week, there should be enough to last all day. They will also have seedless watermelons (Barton Creek Market and Cedar Park Market)...."

Farmers' Market Report: Dec. 7-8, 2013
Cauliflower, beeswax, habañero jelly, and bitter cold
DAILY Food  December 6, 2013, by Kate Thornberry
"...Though the weather is going to be bitter on Saturday and Sunday mornings, the farmers and other vendors are likely to be there, because many had last weekend off. The Cedar Park Farmers Market and the Mueller Farmers Market were closed for Thanksgiving weekend, so those folks are going to be very motivated to show up, as they have two weeks worth of produce to sell..."

Farmers Market Report: June 22-23, 2013
Melons, corn, peppers!
DAILY Food  June 21, 2013, by Kate Thornberry
"...The first melons of the year are beginning to come in. Two Happy Children Farm will be bringing the first cantaloupes of the season to the Barton Creek Market and the Cedar Park Market this Saturday..."

Farmers Market Report: July 27-28, 2013
Baking pears, watermelon, sweet peppers, popcorn
DAILY Food  July 26, 2013, by Kate Thornberry
"...These are the pears you want to use for making a pear pie, canned pears, a rustic pear tart, pear bread, pear butter, or anything where pears are cooked. The sweet supermarket Bartlett pears are great for eating out of hand, but try to cook with them and you end up with a soppy mess, they are just too juicy..."

Farmers' Market Report: March 15-16, 2014
Asparagus, green garlic, dandelion greens, and milkweed for Monarchs
DAILY Food  March 14, 2014, by Kate Thornberry
"...There is a lot going on this weekend at the Farmers’ Markets, by which I mean, winter vegetables are still producing nicely, and the spring produce is finally arriving in earnest...."

Farmers' Market Report: April 5-6, 2014
Bluegrass, celery, strawberries, goat cheese, and hailstones
DAILY Food  April 4, 2014, by Kate Thornberry
"...Flowers are entering their finest season in Central Texas, and it is now possible to get amazing locally grown bouquets at all the markets. Prices range from $7-15, and you can’t get fresher, longer-lasting flowers anywhere...."

Farmers Market Report: June 8-9, 2013
Seasons overlap: strawberries and blackberries at the same time!
DAILY Food  June 7, 2013, by Kate Thornberry
"...STAR Market at the Barton Creek Market has rhubarb side by side with peaches and blackberries; Braune Farm has broccoli, kale, red potatoes, and onions; and Fruitful Hill has lovely big eggplants, sweet corn, cherry tomatoes, tomatoes, and potatoes. Fruitful Hill will be at both Barton Creek and Sunset Valley this Saturday. [image-1] A few farmers are beginning to bring in the first of the field-grown sweet peppers, too! I believe these beauties are from Fruitful Hill Farm...."

Farmers Market Report: December 15
Let's take a look at the Sunday markets!
DAILY Food  December 15, 2012, by Kate Thornberry
"...I hinted in this space last week that I have decided to change my reporting “beat”, and cover all of the weekend Austin farmers markets (sorry Cedar Park, you are a different town). That means, the Downtown SFC Market, the Barton Creek Farmers Market, the Sunset Valley Farmers Market, the HOPE Farmers Market, the Mueller Farmers Market, and the new Highland Mall Farmers Market..."

Farmers Market Report: Oct. 12-13, 2013
Sweet corn, persimmons, pears, and pumpkins
DAILY Food  October 11, 2013, by Kate Thornberry
"...These beauties are from the Downtown SFC Farmers Market at Republic Square. [image-1] It’s Official: 2 Happy Children Farm does indeed have a fall crop of sweet corn. As far as I am concerned this is a total miracle - the ears are big, the kernels are sweet, and it’s very fresh; I tasted an ear at the market and it tasted like it was picked that morning..."

Farmers Market Report: February 2-3
It might be Spring already
DAILY Food  February 1, 2013, by Kate Thornberry
"...Dewberry Hills Chicken will be at both the Sunset Valley and Downtown Markets this Saturday. They had some feral hog action this last week, but fortunately no chickens were injured..."

Farmers Market Report: December 1
Another week with no freeze!
DAILY Food  November 29, 2012, by Kate Thornberry
"...But it simply can’t go on much longer, so if you haven’t stocked up on nightshades (tomatoes, peppers, hot peppers, and eggplants) this weekend is the time. I mean, I think! There still isn’t a freeze in the 8-day forecast – we could get one more pre-freeze market, but I wouldn’t count on it...."

FarmersMarket Report: Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2013
Greens and winter squash, frozen custard, finishing salt, and basil
DAILY Food  November 29, 2013, by Kate Thornberry
"...After the week’s cold weather, the farmers’ markets will be dominated by cold-loving green vegetables – broccoli, broccoli rabe, fennel, cabbage, spinach, Swiss chard, and kale – along with root vegetables, like carrots, turnips, sweet potatoes, beets, parsnips, potatoes, and onions...."

FarmersMarket Report: March 1-2, 2014
Sausages, snapper, shrimp, soap, and scones
DAILY Food  February 28, 2014, by Kate Thornberry
"...Nothing can weather overnight temperature shifts like cabbage, and all our Farmers’ Markets have lots of beautiful red and green cabbages. There’s nothing like German red cabbage, simmered with tart apples and cider vinegar...."

FarmersMarket Report: Nov. 2-3, 2013
Summer, winter, and spring vegetables overlap for a few short weeks
DAILY Food  November 1, 2013, by Kate Thornberry
"...To make it even more magical, a few spring crops like sweet corn, pea shoots, and strawberries will be at the farmers’ markets, too. [image-1] Although I reported last week that Farmer John from 2 Happy Children Farm would have sweet corn, he had to postpone for a week. Actually this weekend will be the final weekend for his miracle sweet corn (Barton Creek Farmers Market and Cedar Park Farmers Market).2 Happy Children will also have gorgeous sweet peppers, lettuce, pie pumpkins and butternuts...."

The FarmersMarket Report: March 8-9, 2014
Pastured meats, beets, and treats
DAILY Food  March 7, 2014, by Kate Thornberry
"...Since winter has been hanging on so long this year, really making us wait for change to spring vegetables, I thought I would write about the great variety of pastured meats available to us at our local farmers’ markets. Texas is a ranching state, and we are blessed with numerous small, local ranching operations that have been quick to change to healthier, more humane, sustainable models. [image-1] Pastured meats come from animals raised out-of-doors, grazing on grass and able to walk about..."

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