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HOPE Farmers Market
Check out what's happening Sunday morning at the HOPE Market
DAILY Food  October 13, 2012, by Kate Thornberry
"...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...."

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: 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!..."

Dos Lunas Artisan Cheeses
Central Texas cheese lovers have got a good ricotta, finally
Food Story  June 10, 2011, by Kate Thornberry
"...At the Dos Lunas stand at the Sunset Valley Farmers' Market, assisted by his daughter Elise and nephew Xavier, Avellan also sells his cheeses in hot quesadillas with a variety of fillings ($4) as well as chilled to take home...."

Farmers’ Market 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...."

Farmers Market Report: March 2-3
Markets are moving!
DAILY Food  March 1, 2013, by Kate Thornberry
"...The big news this week is that three! count ‘em three! of our Austin area farmers markets are relocating their operations this week!..."

Farmers Market Report: October 13th, 2012
News and Information about the Saturday Farmers Markets
DAILY Food  October 12, 2012, by Kate Thornberry
"...(Sunday morning will be a little bit cooler, though still possibly damp, should you be planning to go to the HOPE Farmers Market. I went there last Sunday, and I have so much to say that I am going to have to write a whole report just about them tomorrow!)..."

Farmers' Market Report: November 16-17, 2013
Organic citrus has returned, plus maple syrup, apples, and pecans
DAILY Food  November 15, 2013, by Kate Thornberry
"...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...."

Farmers Market Report: January 12-13
Texas midwinter plenty
DAILY Food  January 11, 2013, by Kate Thornberry
"...A lot of the non-root produce at the markets last weekend was looking a little frostbitten, and even the broccoli was looking a little pinched. Although it has barely gotten down to 32˚ at my house in Central Austin, there have been some hard freezes out in the country..."

Jettison your DiGiorno: Bola Pizza comes to your freezer
Food Column  December 23, 2011, by Virginia B. Wood
"...Christian and Jamie Bowers imported a portable, wood-fired Italian pizza oven and started Bola Pizza strictly as a catering company a little more than two years ago. Bola made such a favorable impression at the Green Corn Project fundraiser in October 2010 that Sustainable Food Center's Farmers' Market Director Suzanne Santos recruited them to serve pizza at the Downtown Farmers' Market..."

Event Menu
Delicious events for May 14-19
Food Column  May 13, 2011, by Virginia B. Wood
"...• The Sunset Valley Artisan Market, featuring the juried works of local arts & crafts vendors, opens this weekend in the Toney Burger Center parking lot, next to the SFC Farmers' Market at Sunset Valley. Both year-round businesses are operated by the Sustainable Food Center..."

A turf war yields more farmers' markets for everyone
Food Column  March 19, 2010, by Virginia B. Wood
"...The column I had written about all the interesting food events sprouting up around South by Southwest got blown right off the screen when the phone at my home office began ringing about 9:30am this past Saturday morning. Both vendors and shoppers from the Sunset Valley Farmers Market were calling to tell me about signs at booths around the market announcing that it would relocate to the northeast corner of Barton Creek Square mall on March 20 and henceforward would be known as the Barton Creek Farmers Market (, 280-1976)..."

Sarah's Party, a benefit for Sarah Rowland of Hairston Creek Farm, will feature locally produced foods and beverages and a silent auction
Food Column  May 23, 2008, by Virginia B. Wood
"...No sooner were the finishing touches put on last week's very successful Stephen Is One in a Million benefit than I began getting e-mail messages that an equally important member of another local constituency is seriously ill. Gary and Sarah Rowland are one of four couples who pioneered the modern organic farm and farmers' market movement in Central Texas in the early Nineties..."

On the Road to the Right Recipe
Austin chefs tour area farms
Food Story  July 15, 2005, by MM Pack
"...Pamela Boyar, founder, director, and intrepid doyenne of the Sunset Valley (formerly Westlake) Farmers Market, works hard to remedy that situation. She's orchestrated several farm tours, taking Austin chefs to visit Austin-area farms to talk with the farmers, see where and how they work, and get up close and personal with produce in its growing environment..."

Pamela Boyar is the best, according to the North American Farmers' Direct Marketing Association; plus, our cup runneth over with events you should consider attending
Food Column  February 3, 2006, by Virginia B. Wood
"...Food People in the News Kudos to Sunset Valley Farmers Market founder/manager Pamela Boyar for the well-deserved honor she received from 400 of her peers recently. Boyar was named Farmers' Market Manager of the Year by the North American Farmers' Direct Marketing Association during their annual convention held in Austin earlier this month..."

What's cooking in the Central Texas food scene
Food Column  November 25, 2005, by Virginia B. Wood
"...The first time I met Sara Bolton and tasted Pure Luck cheese was at the "What's Cooking in the Park" event celebrating the opening of the Sixth and Lamar Whole Foods Market about 10 years ago. Local chefs and growers were paired for a tasting event, and the public loved Sara's cheese..."

Locations, ownership, and staff of local restaurants get shaken up
Food Column  January 29, 2010, by Virginia B. Wood
"...Hudson's owner Jeff Blank reported last week that current pastry chef/chef de cuisine Kelly Casey will step into the executive chef job and Culinary Institute of America graduate McCailey Cranna will become Hudson's new pastry chef... Look for custom sausages prepared by the Kocurek Family Artisanal Charcut­erie (291-4461, at the Austin Farm­ers' Market Down­town and the Triangle, Sunset Valley Farmers Market, and HOPE Farmers Market..."

Kate Thornberry's Top 10 Recommendations
Food Story  January 5, 2007, by Kate Thornberry
"...Berkshires are prized for their tender and flavorful meat, and in addition, Peach Creek's herd is free-range. The hogs are butchered only a few days prior to Saturday's Downtown Farmers' Market, making it (probably) the freshest sausage you have ever tasted in your life (market hours 9am-1pm)...."

Locavores Before It Was Cool
Kerbey Lane Cafe has been helping Austinites eat local 24 hours a day, seven days a week for more than two decades
Food Story  March 5, 2010, by Virginia B. Wood
"...The superior flavor and popularity of the summer specials demonstrated the value of featuring local produce. And as a wider variety of seasonal items became available in the Austin market over the next two decades, Ayer invested the time, energy, and money necessary to make sure that the Kerbey Lane kitchens were able to increase the diversity of their seasonal menu offerings...."

Keep the state from taking a bite from cottage pies and cakes
Food Column  February 24, 2012, by Virginia B. Wood
"...Make no mistake about it, the strict and extensive food labeling rules being proposed by the Texas Department of State Health Services for the newly enacted Cottage Food Law and the proposed reclassification of farmers' markets and farm stands as food establishments are a direct assault on small, artisan businesses. Check out what Melanie Haupt has to say on our On the Range blog (see "Shut the Front Door: Proposed Rules Threaten Cottage Food Operators," Feb..."

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