"...Although I generally stick to the three Saturday Farmers Markets that I usually shop at (Downtown, Sunset Valley and Barton Creek), I have covered in this space a few newsworthy Farmers Market events, such as SFC opening their Tuesday Morning Market in East Austin, and the opening of the new Sunday Mueller Farmers Market...."
"...The local greenhouse tomatoes are pouring into the Farmers’ Markets, and here is the photographic evidence. These are the heirloom tomatoes sold on Sundays at the Bluebonnet Farmers’ Market at the South Star of Texas table...."
"...South by Southwest has completely taken over Austin, so naturally it has commandeered the Farmers Market Report as well!..."
"...The HOPE Farmers Market will be hosting two New Mexico natives, who are bringing a second harvest of Hatch chile peppers to Austin from Wagner Farms in Hatch. The peppers will be roasted and sold at the Market both this Sunday and next Sunday...."
"...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...."
"...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)...."
"...The big news this week is that three! count ‘em three! of our Austin area farmers markets are relocating their operations this week!..."
"...The quality and variety of produce at the farmers’ markets is unparalleled right now. Asparagus, young spinach, golden beets, bunching onions, strawberries, baby carrots, celery tops, radishes, kale, parsnips, lettuces, and more are all vigorous and without blemish...."
"...In recent weeks, I feel have not given enough space to the stars of the Farmers’ Markets, the vegetables...."
"...Organic citrus has arrived at all of the Farmers’ Markets, mainly via Johnson’s Backyard Garden, which sells gigantic bags from G & S Groves out of McAllen, Texas. A few other farmers are starting to bring grapefruits, Meyer lemons, and oranges to sell from their own trees, as well...."
"...Though it is freezing today, Saturday is going to be sunny and near 70 degrees in the afternoon, if you can even believe it. These cold snaps have been very hard on area farmers; if you like the fact that Austin has Farmers’ Markets, come out this weekend and show your support...."
"...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...."
"...If you haven’t stocked up on roasted Hatch chiles this year, this Sunday at the HOPE Farmers Market will be your last chance. They will be roasting New Mexico Hatch chiles from Wagner Farms at the market this weekend before your very eyes; selling them for $4 a pound...."
"...Saturday morning promises to be chillier than most recent mornings and possibly even rainy. Rainy mornings are some of the best for markets, because it is not too crowded and all the produce stays crisp and perky..."
"...K & S Seafood has some gorgeous specimens. Easy to prepare, soft shell crabs make a great sandwich: just roll in seasoned flour, fry in butter, and serve on buttered French bread. [image-2] Richardson Farms at the Barton Creek Market sets aside a small area of their table for J.J.’s Good Things: prepared mustards, hot sauces, and pickles..."
"...We may have a year-round growing season, but there are very specific (and often short) times that particular items are in season. No season is as fleeting as the Texas spring; often, if you miss a market or two, you will miss the local Spring delicacies entirely...."
"...Lately, I usually buy my tomatoes at the Downtown SFC Market, but this week I waited to buy on Sunday from South Star of Texas at the Bluebonnet Market. These tomatoes are grown in greenhouses out in Marfa, Texas, and have a really wonderful color, deep red all the way through..."
"...Although I have yet to see it with my own eyes, Farmer Willie McKemie is bringing tender, young asparagus to the Barton Creek Farmers’ Market and the Mueller Farmers’ Market. You have to get there early, though..."
"...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..."
"...Those young stalks of rhubarb pictured above are from the STAR table at the Barton Creek Farmers’ Market, and Mr. Star says that he will have even more this Saturday..."