Not only is it good for the city as well as the environment, but it’s also a great way to consume healthy and delicious organic produce.
Plus, farmer’s markets are known to have a wide range of other products that you’ll love – like fresh flowers, homemade organic cosmetics, and other household items that you can’t find in your run-of-the-mill grocery store.
Shopping at a local farmer’s market means that the products have not had to travel too far to reach you, which is better for the environment. This means that buying local will reduce your carbon footprint. The average food products purchased travel 1,500 miles to ultimately reach your table.
According to CreditDonkey, the bulk of farmer’s market customers buy fresh fruits and veggies there – with 38% of visitors reporting this to be true. The next most popular purchase is baked goods, with 26% of visitors noting this as their motive for attending.
What will you purchase?
Learn about the best Houston area farmer’s markets below and then head on over to make your delicious and healthy purchases!
Urban Harvest Farmer’s Market
Urban Harvest has both year-round and seasonal farmer’s markets in the Houston area, so now is the perfect time to take advantage of them! They operate rain or shine and they sell a wide range of products – locally produced vegetables, fruits, farm products, dairy products, prepared foods, cut flowers and plants.
They give an abundance of groups and vendors to sell their products at the markets – even allowing school groups and community gardeners! This is a market that you will truly feel good about shopping at, and you’ll love meeting new people from around town and you will surely enjoy the atmosphere.
Use the link above to see the market locations, taking place each Wednesday and Saturday.
Rice University Farmer’s Market
This is another great Houston market where you will find many products you’ll love. It is open every Tuesday rain or shine (click the link for location details).
Almost all of the products sold at this market are grown in a sustainable manner, meaning that they maintain all the nutritional benefits and delicious flavor of the foods without the health and environmental costs of artificial fertilizers and pesticides.
This is a great part to meet other community members and to find environmentally friendly vendors that you will instantly love.
These farmer’s markets boast not only organic products that are good for the environment, but also have food that will be more flavorful and taste better, are better for your body, and that support local farmers and families.
What could be better than that?
We think that this is a Houston summer-time must, as it has so many benefits, and not to mention – attending a farmer’s market is fun! You are likely to find produce you wouldn’t at your regular grocery store, and it’ll help contribute to a healthier and happier you!