Get to know Houston by visiting the city’s farmers markets. It’s a great way to explore new neighborhoods while supporting local and regional farmers and artisans. Here’s a roundup of some of Houston’s best places for perusing produce and prepared foods. Rain or shine!
In Meyerland, visit the Braeswood Farmers Market on Saturdays, 8 am-noon, where food trucks are on site in case you get hungry. Address: 5401 South Braeswood
Head to Hunters Creek Village for the Memorial Villages Farmers Market on Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm, where there’s a playground and children’s activities to keep young ones occupied. Address: 10840 Beinhorn
The Urban Harvest Farmers Market is one of the largest in Texas. It’s open on Saturdays, 8 am-noon, in the St. John’s School parking lot. Address: 2752 Buffalo Speedway
If you’re downtown, you can shop the City Hall Local Lunch Market in scenic Hermann Square on Wednesdays, 11 am-1:30 pm (Spring/Fall) and purchase prepared foods to take home for dinner. Address: 901 Bagby
The Plant it Forward Farm Stands are in two locations: a warehouse on 4030 Willowbend that’s open Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30 pm. The Montrose outpost is open Saturdays, 10 am-2 pm, and was featured on the Houston episode of Parts Unknown, hosted by the late chef/author Anthony Bourdain.
Eleanora’s Market, in the neighboring communities of Shady Acres and Timbergrove, is held on Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm, with lots of local arts and crafts. Address: 2120 Ella Blvd.
Go to the Rice University campus for the Tuesday market, 3:30-6:30 pm, for cooking demos and holiday events. Address: 5600 Greenbriar, Entrance 16.
Have fun shopping and sampling!