Maplewood Elementary School
"...To counteract this, the Sustainable Food Center has added a farmers' market during the week to address the lack of access to fresh, organic, locally grown, affordable food experienced by many East Austin residents. And to sweeten the deal, SFC has implemented a Double Dollar Incentive Program: Those who buy $10 worth of fruits or vegetables with a Simplified Nutritional Assistance Program, or SNAP, card, or WIC Lone Star card can go to the information booth and receive $10 worth of tokens to double their money's purchasing power...."
"...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!..."
"...This is the last Farmers’ Market weekend before Thanksgiving, and even though the prediction is for cold weather, it's the time to buy winter squash, greens, turnips, potatoes, carrots, pecans, apples, broccoli, onions, and maybe even picking up your Heirloom turkey tomorrow or Sunday...."
"...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..."
"...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...."
"...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...."
"...The big news this week is that three! count ‘em three! of our Austin area farmers markets are relocating their operations this week!..."
"...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...."
"...There will be tomatoes aplenty this weekend at the market, as vines have bounced back from October’s hot, humid start, and torrential finish...."
"...We are back to pleasant temperatures this weekend, which will be a relief for the farmers, as the last two weekends have been challenging. This is the last weekend before Christmas, so I imagine that all the booths will be pulling out the stops, there will be lots of vendors at every market, and plenty of last minute gift items...."
"...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...."
"...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...."
"...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...."
"...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...."
"...The biggest and most important Farmers Market News this week is: the Sunset Valley Market will not be at the Toney Burger Center this Saturday, due to the Marching Band Contest. In their own words:..."
"...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..."
"...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 Farmers’ Markets last weekend were wonderful, with sunny skies and mild temperatures. This weekend promises the same..."