Farmers Markets meet the suburbs: Sugar Land gets its first market at Imperial
When it comes to farm-fresh food, it's about time that Houston beyond the Loop got some love.
The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the first farmers market in Sugar Land, debuting Oct. 1 and running every Saturday through Dec. 10. Dubbed the Farmers Market at Imperial, the event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. under a huge covered pavilion at Highway 90 and Ulrich Street, in front of Sugar Land's historic char houses and Imperial Sugar silos.
The picnic tables and verdant setting will also give visitors the opportunity to enjoy their purchases on-site.
Among the vendors are several from Fort Bend and nearby areas, including Alvin's Froberg Farms, Pavlock Farms, Richmond's Secret Garden, Epp's Family Planters, Proverbs Farm & Dairy and Texas Olive Ranch. There will also be prepared and specialty foods from Marchese Sausage Company, Georgia's Grass-Fed Beef, Grizzaffi Coffee, Lady Savory Spices, Angela's Oven, Sinfull Bakery and many more.
The Farmers Market at Imperial will also include children's activities, live music, cooking demonstrations and local artisans and craftsmen offering gifts for the holiday season. Big-name area chefs making an appearance include Randy Evans of Haven on Nov. 12, Frédéric Perrier of Aura on Oct. 22 and Andrew LaRue of Abuso Catering on Oct. 8. The picnic tables and verdant setting will also give visitors the opportunity to enjoy their purchases on-site or pick up lunch from vendors including Berryhill Baja Grill, Keba Hut and Grande Tamales.
Will you be checking out the Farmers Market at Imperial? What's your favorite Houston farmers' market?