Houston Farmers Market and Heights Mercantile Farmers Market
The Houston Farmers Market is the city's oldest farmer's market and it's also the largest. With 18 acres of space, the market offers the freshest produce in the city. It's also home to a variety of local, artisan, and international vendors. In addition to vegetables and fruits, the market features exotic spices and Mexican specialty food items. Houston Farmers Market
The market is open six days a week for year-round shopping. Every Friday, the market is open until 6:00 p.m. and on Saturdays, it's open until 8:00 p.m. While the market's offerings vary throughout the seasons, the weekly farmer's market is filled with locally grown fruits and vegetables. If you're looking for something different, head to the Heights Mercantile Farmers Market on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month.
There are over 100 vendors at the Urban Harvest Farmers Market, which was established in 2004. Half of its vendors are farmers. For instance, the market's cheese comes from Blue Heron Farm, and the tortillas from Tatemo. Additionally, the market's meats and seafood come from Katerra Exotics. A variety of desserts is available as well, including macarons and a vegan menu.
Another great market to check out is the Freedmen's Town Farmers Market, which has a wide selection of fruits and vegetables. It's located at the Southwest Multi-Service Center at 6400 High Star Drive.
The heights market is also undergoing a major renovation. This upcoming project will bring several new shops to the market, including an egg purveyor, a butcher shop, and a general store. Adding to the list is a restaurant, called Underbelly Burger, which will have a food stand.
Also, if you're a UH student or staff member, you can enjoy the UH Farmers Market. It's also open to the public. You can use your Cougar Cash or SNAP/Lonestar EBT to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables. And, for added convenience, you can use the ATM located inside the restrooms at the market.
As the market has been updated, it continues to offer an array of delicious foods. It's especially popular with local Houstonians, who appreciate the opportunity to buy fresh produce in a welcoming environment. Plus, there are plenty of street food vendors to choose from, if you're in the mood for a snack or meal.
While the Houston Farmer's Market isn't the most convenient location to visit, it's an amazing spot for fresh, local food. In fact, the market recently earned an award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Houston Design Award.
Although the market has undergone many changes over the years, it remains a staple of the city. Many of the long-time vendors are still in attendance. Some of the new additions include street food vendors, restaurants, and even a Wagyu beef butcher shop. Ultimately, the new market is set to become a destination for shopping, dining, and community gatherings.
The Houston Farmers Market was recently renovated to create a more modern, yet classic look. Visitors will have access to the newest and most innovative products available in the area.