The White Horse
"...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...."
"...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!..."
"...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...."
"...Is this not the absolutely cutest farmers market picture ever??!?! Well, it's up there, anyway. First, the weather: It is going to be hot and humid tomorrow, so shop early if you can...."
"...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...."
"...South by Southwest has completely taken over Austin, so naturally it has commandeered the Farmers Market Report as well!..."
"...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)...."
"...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...."
"...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...."
"...The Farmers’ Markets are really a fine resource for gifts; in addition to the seasonal craftspeople who come to the markets at this time of year with handmade jewelry, pottery, glass, and clothing, many of the regular vendors put out a little something in the gift line, as well...."
"...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..."
"...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...."
"...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..."
"...It is also citrus season. All area markets have organic oranges and ruby red grapefruits from the Rio Grande Valley, available at the Johnson’s Backyard Garden tables..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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...."
"...(Some of the closures started yesterday and will go through next Tuesday!) And yes, those are streets on one side of the Downtown SFC Farmers Market, and it probably will make getting to that market to shop more difficult. But the market will be open! If you don’t live in walking distance, I suggest taking Fifth, which does not appear on the list of closures..."
"...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...."
"...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..."