"...One glance at Gustavo’s Instagram is enough to let you know that this is no ordinary goose. Gustavo and co-author/stage mother Dorsey Barger present life on HausBar Farm in brightly colored, peppy glory, with enthusiastic captions professing Gustavo’s affections for a quirky cast of co-stars that range from Kevin the Rooster to human pals of every age...."
"...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..."
"...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)...."
"...Artichokes are in! Two Happy Children Farm (Downtown) and Winfield Farm (Barton Creek) will both be bringing the season’s first artichokes to market this Saturday. Winfield Farm will also be bringing big gorgeous heads of crispy Romaine lettuce...."
"...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...."
"...First came the personal watermelons, now the big ones are here! The beauties pictured here are from 2 Happy Children Farm. 2 Happy Children also have enormous sweet cantaloupes, and both kinds of melon are quite inexpensive...."
"...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..."
"...This weekend, if you get to the market early, you may be able to corner a few of 2 Happy Children Farm’s young artichokes. I finally was able to get a couple last week at the Barton Creek Market, and they are just as tender and delicious as I had imagined..."
"...The slightly cooler weather has been great for the crops, not to mention the rain we have been having here and there. There are a few things that are still producing, but many farmers are waiting for fall plantings of peppers and tomatoes to mature...."
"...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...."
"...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...."
"...At Barton Creek Market, 2 Happy Children Farm and Fruitful Hill Farm will both have sweet corn, as will Boggy Creek Farm on the Eastside...."
"...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...."
"...We had a few hot days last week before that blessed cool front arrived, and it caused many farmers to harvest their broccoli immediately, because when it gets warm enough those broccoli heads become one big yellow flower overnight. Two Happy Children Farm had an enormous haul of impressive heads, and will likely have the same this week...."
"...It’s not often I have a news item this spectacular: Apples! Texas-grown apples have arrived at the Barton Creek Farmers Market, courtesy of Top O’ Texas Orchards. These beauties are very flavorful and hug the border between sweet and crisp..."
"...Dewberry Hills Farm will only be at Sunset Valley this Saturday, because only Jane is going to be free to come sell chickens. They are getting the electricity set up in their new brooder house; at some point in the not-so-distant future, Dewberry Hills is going to have enough chicken to supply the demand (which continually grows, because it’s “Damn Good Chicken”.)..."
"...The big news this week is that three! count ‘em three! of our Austin area farmers markets are relocating their operations this week!..."
"...Peaches have ended, and the persimmons are coming. In a few weeks, it is going to be time to plant carrots and lettuces again, and then farmers will be setting out the broccoli starts...."
"...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..."
"...There are going to be Hill Country peaches at the markets this weekend! The peach crop is going to be small this year, even tiny -- but there are going to be some. The terribly dry conditions have concentrated the peach flavors; the ones I bought last weekend from Markley Family Farm had amazing, intense flavor and color...."