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Locavore’s Guide to Austin Farmers’ Markets

published on September 26, 2014

Locavore – a person who eats food that is grown, raised, or produced locally, usually within 100 miles of home.

Austin locavoresAustin abounds with opportunities for locavores, from farmers’ markets to community-serviced agriculture to community and home gardens, fresh and local food is only the next meal away.

Looking for a more nutritional-packed punch? Local food usually is fresher, riper, and better-tasting than food that was picked too early or shipped thousands of miles. And, because there is less travel time, there is less of a need for preservatives or processing, both of which can rob food of its nutrient-dense properties.

Plus, when you buy from local farmers, you can ask them about their growing or raising processes: Is this free of chemicals, pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, and genetically modified organisms?

Here are a few of Austin’s Farmers’ Markets:

Barton Creek Farmers’ Market

Saturday, 9 am – 1 pm / year round

Barton Creek Square Mall parking lot

2901 S. Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin

www.bartoncreekfarmersmarket.org/

Great Hills Open Air Market

Every Sunday 10 am – 2 pm

10000 Research Blvd, Austin

www.austinopenairmarket.com/greathills.html

Lonestar Farmers’ Market at Bee Cave

Sundays, 10 am – 2 pm / year round

12611 Suite 100 Shops Parkway, Bee Cave

www.lonestarfarmersmarket.com/

Mueller Farmers’ Market

Every Sunday 10 am – 2 pm

4550 Mueller Blvd, Austin

http://texasfarmersmarket.org/

SFC Farmers’ Market – East

Tuesday, 3 pm – 7 pm / Year round

2835 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

MLK & Miriam Ave, Austin

www.sfcfarmersmarket.org/markets/sfc-farmers-market-east

SFC Farmers’ Market at The Triangle

Wednesday, 3 – 7 pm / Year round

at Triangle Park, 4600 Lamar, Austin

512-236-0074, ext. 1

www.sfcfarmersmarket.org/markets/sfc-farmers-market-the-triangle

SFC Farmers’ Market – Downtown Austin

Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm / Year round

Republic Square Park, 400 W. Guadalupe, Austin

www.sfcfarmersmarket.org/markets/sfc-farmers-market-downtown

SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley

Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm / Year round

Toney Burger Ctr. Parking Lot

3200 Jones St, Austin

512-236-0074, ext. 101

www.sfcfarmersmarket.org/markets/sfc-farmers-market-sunset-valley

South Austin Farmers’ Market

Saturday, 8 am – 1 pm / Year round

2910 South Congress, Austin

www.Austinfarm.org/safm

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