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Market Days: Local Farmers Markets

Dylan Aguilar
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Bridget Hughes, Emily Hughes

Bridget Hughes brought 4-year-old Emily and their dog Sandy to the Grand Opening of Meyerland Farmers Market, located at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, last fall. The market is open every Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine. (Photo: Julie Kuenstle)

Vegetables, fruits, flowers. Natural honey, fresh salsas and locally sourced jams. You can find a world of fresh, local foods at Houston’s farmers markets.

It’s a fun experience for the family or for a couple to wander through the stands and pick out fresh fruits and veggies. Many vendors will offer samples, and some of the markets include food trucks and vendors selling prepared foods so you can enjoy a meal at the market. 

Here’s a roundup of local farmers markets:

Meyerland Farmers Market

Head to the Meyerland Farmers Market at Pilgrim Lutheran Church on Saturday mornings. Beautiful produce, locally made cheeses and fresh food products are for sale.

Location: Pilgrim Lutheran Church and School
Address: 8601 Chimney Rock Rd., Houston, Tx 77096
Hours: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  

Memorial Villages Farmers Market

Every Saturday, local farmers will bring their best fresh produce, flowers, meats and dairy products to the Memorial Villages Farmers Market. Pick up a cup of coffee while you shop. Bring the kids and make time for them to enjoy the playgrounds. Stick around for the demonstrations and lectures.

Location: First Congregational Church
Address: 10840 Beinhorn Road, Houston, TX 77024
Hours: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  

Rice Farmers Market

Head down to the Rice University campus parking lot for an array of fresh produce sold by local vendors at the Rice Farmers Market. Don’t worry if you don’t have cash; tokens can be purchased with a check and used with vendors.

Location: Rice University
Address: 5600 Greenbriar, Houston, TX 77005
Hours: Tuesdays, 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Chimney Rock Farmers Market

Come to the Chimney Rock Farmers Market for fresh, local produce, food trucks, artisan gifts and more. 

Location: Chimney Rock Market
Address: 3300 Chimney Rock, Suite 100, Houston, TX 77056
Hours: First Sunday of every month, 12-4 p.m. 

Eastside Farmers Market

The Eastside Farmers Market is a bustling spot with plenty to choose from. Growers offer vegetables, fruits, farm products, dairy products, prepared foods, cut flowers and plants every Saturday. Start your Saturday morning with a healthy breakfast and freshly roasted coffee from local vendors.

Location: Parking lot behind 3000 Richmond at Eastside
Address: 3000 Richmond, Houston TX 77098
Hours: Saturdays 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

The Heights Epicurean Farmers Market

The Heights Epicurean Farmers Market, which is held on the first Saturday of the month, offers the chance to shop for interesting crafts and foods and meet the local artisans, farmers and vendors. 

Location: Grace United Methodist Campus
Address: 1245 Heights Boulevard, Houston Tx 77008
Hours: First Saturday of every month, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The owners of Cavatore Italian Restaurant are introducing a new Farmers Market to the Heights, Eleanora's Market. Every Saturday, guests can take part in a community gathering with a layout of high-quality produce. In addition to cheeses, meats and baked goods from local vendors, the markets will also display custom-made boots, belts, wallets, textiles and flowers.

Location: Parking lot of Cavatore Italian Restaurant
Address: 2120 Ella Blvd, Houston, Tx 77008-2704
Hours: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Westchase District Farmers Market

Westchase District Farmers Market holds its Westchase District Farmers Market at 3 p.m. 

Thursdays at St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church. Shoppers will find locally grown seasonal fresh produce and foods from more than two dozen vendors. Look for pork, lamb, beef, eggs, produce and cheeses

Location: St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church
Address: 10503 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77042
Hours: Thursdays, 3 p.m.

Brookwood Farmers Market

Gallery Furniture sponsors the Brookwood Farmers Market, which provides the community with fresh local produce, food truck samplings and on-site gardening techniques taught by Fort Bend County Master Gardeners Association. The market will also have a pet adoption station.  

Location: Brookwood Store Grand Parkway
Address: 7227 W. Grand Parkway, Richmond, TX 77407 
Hours: Third Saturday of every month, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Farmers Market at Imperial                                                                                                     

Sugar Land hosts the Farmers Market at Imperial with fresh-tasting produce, one-a-kind arts and crafts and artisan finds at the old Imperial Sugar plant. Local musicians provide entertainment. 

Location: Highway 90 at Brooks Street
Address: 198 Kempner St., Sugarland, TX 77498
Hours: Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Galveston's Own Farmers Market

On Thursdays and Saturdays, Galveston offers Galveston's Own Farmers Market with a wide selection of fresh produce, locally sourced foods, dairy-free products, microgreens, raw honey and baked goods.

Location: Menard Park
Address: 2222 28th St., Galveston, Tx 77550
Hours: Thursdays, 3-6 p.m. 

What’s your favorite farmer’s market? Comment below to share your experience or let us know if we’ve missed one. 

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