Food Trucks Too
Two new farmers markets crop up as Houston's fever for fresh food builds
Do you find yourself heading home from work or out of town on Friday afternoon, wondering where to stop for a quick dinner and fresh vegetables for the weekend?
Wonder no more, and wander out to the 610 loop. Urban Harvest farmers market is gathering popular produce vendors from its Eastside, Highland Village and City Hall locations, adding a troupe of food trucks, and heading out to the Houston Community College Southwest Campus — at 5601 West South Loop — with an every Friday farmers marker that starts Oct. 28.
That day also happens to be the 11th annual Safe Halloween Festival at HCC Southwest, where families can participate in fun, games and entertainment from 5 to 8 p.m.
The HCC market will be open each Friday from 3 to 7 p.m., with a focus on street vendors and prepared foods, in addition to locally-grown produce.
Urban Harvest is also expanding into the suburbs, with a Sugar Land Town Square market opening on Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m. year round, starting Nov. 3. This means that locally-grown produce will be available through Urban Harvest at five Houston area locations, five days out of the week.
It also means that Sugar Land suddenly has two farmers markets with this one joining the Farmers Market at Imperial that CultureMap reported on Sept. 16.
Which farmers market do you frequent?