For a certain group of ingredient-obsessed foodies, there's a definite Saturday ritual. Start at the Urban Harvest Farmers Market on Eastside for fresh local produce, then head into the Heights to see what sort of fresh meat, seafood and charcuterie is available at gourmet grocery Revival Market. Good news for them (and everyone else who regularly shops at either spot); Revival Market will begin selling fresh and prepared items at the market every Saturday beginning Oct. 5.
It's a homecoming of sorts for Revival co-owner Morgan Weber; he sold meat at the market prior to opening Revival's storefront in 2011. "We are excited about being a part of the community of farmers and producers who participate at the Eastside Market every weekend,” Weber said in a statement. "Our participation in the Eastside market is a natural extension to our philosophy and commitment to bring quality local foods to the greater Houston community."
Among the items at Revival's stand will be bacon, roast chickens, sausage, condiments (ketchup, mustard, relish) and homemade pickles. Selections will rotate based on availability and seasonality. The Revival staff will also participate in the market's cooking demonstrations and tastings.
"Urban Harvest is thrilled to see Revival Market re-join our farmers market," adds Libby Kennedy, one of Eastside's market managers. “They have been a notable addition to the Heights community and we are excited that our customers will now be able to enjoy their products at our Eastside Farmers Market."
Of course, for Revival's weekly breakfast items such as bagels, kolaches, pork-topped biscuits, and more, people will still have to make the drive to from Eastside (located near Richmond between Buffalo Speedway and Kirby Drive) to the Heights. Totally worth it.