Houston farmers market named tops in Texas and one of 50 best in the USA
With more than 50 farmers and vendors, the market — the only one from Texas to be featured on the list — is a favorite spot for of a bevy of Houston chefs.
"Markets matter. They connect you to a local economy and the pulse of a place," wrote Hunter Lewis, editor of Cooking Light. "The number of farmers' markets across the country has grown 371% in the last 20 years, fueled by our craving for fresh local food."
The Eastside Farmers Market takes place in the parking lot of 3000 Richmond every Saturday — year-round — from 8 a.m. to noon.
"[Urban Harvest Eastside Farmers' Market] is about 12 years old, and there's a strong core of great vendors and new ones dropping in all the time," long-time Houston chef Monica Pope of Sparrow Bar and Cookshop told Cooking Light. "I go every week and make sure I get from my faves like Animal Farm, Tavola [Pasta], Maison Burdisso, [Bee Wilde], Atkinson Farms, Renaissance [Chicken] [and] Blue Heron [Farm].
"It's a real 'nose to tail' farmers market," Pope adds.
With more than 50 farmers and vendors, the market is a favorite spot for of a bevy of local chefs. Whether you're looking for farm fresh duck eggs, grass-fed beef, artisanal bread, seasonal produce or locally-made olive oil, Eastside Farmers Market has it all.
Check out the full list of Cooking Light's favorite farmers markets from across the nation in which the magazine picked one farmers market from each state to highlight.