On my way to the office, I drove past Uptown Park at Post Oak and saw a sign advertising yet another farmer’s market. Over the last several years, they have popped up everywhere, haven’t they? Part of being a good Realtor is knowing your town, but you know me, I like to explore. too!. We’ve been to markets in Katy, Sugar Land, Belleville, The Woodlands, Rice University, West U and a lot of points in between. I’ll fill you in on my favorites so you can try them, too!
Tomball Farmer’s Market on W Main
I love the Tomball market. There is a wide variety of offerings including our favorites: a wonderful jewelry shop, a great beard shop for my bearded friends, several fabulous spots for bread and treats, our military friend at the Dapper Goat Dairy Farm and I love to look at the variety of mushrooms at Lone Star Mushrooms. After the market, we always wander around the area into the many interesting antique shops and stop for a cup of coffee at Dottie’s before heading out.
Memorial Villages on Beinhorn
This market is the friendliest and the most interesting. It’s in the parking lot at the First Congregational Church on Beinhorn in the Memorial area. We especially love the kombucha tent, the plant stand with all the beautiful plants and great advice, the blueberry farmer and the Maldavian artist who shares his vivid artwork. Not only are their wares fabulous, but they are so wonderful to talk to. Don’t miss this one, open on Saturdays from 9-1.
Urban Harvest at St. John’s on Buffalo Speedway
Moving to the St. John’s School lot has made a huge difference for this market as it now has plenty of room to grow. It’s now one of Texas’ largest and is dynami in the good food movement. Tons of fresh vegetables cover tables from various farms and if you look closely, you’ll notice chefs that are shopping for their restaurant kitchens. There’s also beautiful flowers from Addy’s, a great knife sharpener, honey, coffee choices, sauerkraut and great pimento cheese, just to mention a few of my favorites. Not for sale, but equally fun are the people and dog watching and there’s always plenty to choose from for your weekend breakfast! Go hungry and bring a bag! Open on Saturdays from 8-12.
Houston Farmer’s Market on Airline
The Grandfather of all markets, this is the oldest and largest on an 18 acre site on Airline Drive. Many of the purveyors of these shops have been here for years. You’ll find all kinds of spices, produce, flowers, In addition to these groups, there are now restaurants and a brewery coming into the building. There’s also a nice place in the rear for kids to run and play in a nice fenced, grassy knoll called the Lawn. This market is a great place to wander and take in the vibrancy of the culture. It’s also our family tradition where we always get our pumpkins for Halloween and decorative squash for Thanksgiving. Take a nice leisurely stroll between 5:30am to 7:30 daily.
Go explore and let me know which are your favorites to visit!