Farmers markets are a true Texas treasure, offering a wide variety of products and experiences throughout the year. From fresh produce to local crafts and gourmet foods, these markets are popular with both consumers and professional chefs. With the most farms of any state in the country, Texas is home to some of the largest farmers markets you'll ever see. We've rounded up seven of the best and largest in the state to share with you. One block south of the Harrison County Courthouse, in Wellington Street Marshall, Texas 75670 Market, open every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from mid-May to mid-August 903-935-5453, is the Texas Farmers Market.
This Saturday market began in 2004 with just seven merchants and has grown to accommodate more than 100 local vendors and producers. It has been consistently voted the best farmers market in Austin by local publications. The Pearl Farmers Market is located on the site of what was once the largest brewery in Texas. It has become a beloved hangout for locals and tourists alike. Senate Bill 617 (87th Legislature, 202) introduced several important changes to chapter 437 of the Texas Health and Safety Code, which is the statute on which food safety is based in retail, to include agricultural markets and comfort food in Texas. The origins of the Dallas farmers market date back to the late 19th century when farmers sold their products in horse-drawn carts all over the city before settling in a nerve center at the intersection of Pearl and Cádiz Streets.
Urban Harvest Farmers Market 3000 Richmond (in the parking lot between Kirby and Buffalo Speedway) Houston, Texas is another great option. In addition to fresh produce, farmers markets may include vendors who are not farmers or food producers, provided that farmers and food producers make up the majority of the vendors that participate in the market throughout the year. If a food vendor participates in a cooking demonstration “in good faith”, then a certified food manager must be present at the farmers market. The Texas farmers markets at Lakeline and Mueller are farmers-only farmers' markets for producers, inspected by leaders. We run a strong food access program in partnership with Sustainable Food Center (our friends who manage other markets in the city) to help all Texans eat locally, healthily and nutritiously.