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Of the dozen or more Farmers Markets in Houston, here are Houston 24’s 7 top picks

Houston 24 – Houston TX By Crystal A.

#1 Urban Harvest 

www.urbanharvest.org

Urban Harvest Saturday Farmers Market is Open Every Saturday, 8am-12pm, Rain or Shine! 

There are 90 local Houston farmers market vendors with fresh produce such as the pasture raised eggs at Three Sisters Farms, medicinal and gourmet mushrooms at Flying Saucer Farms and local honey at HIVE Bee Farm who claims to have over 7.5 million bees! 

All farmers and producers in this market come from within 180 miles of Houston, how is that for fresh? 

#2 West Chase District 

www.westchasedistrictfarmersmarket.com

Not available on Saturdays? This Farmers Market is open on Thursday afternoons from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The market is also accessible from METRO Bus Route 82 (Westheimer/West Oaks) and offers a free surface parking lot at a church. 

This market has vendors that sell agricultural products such as meats from KaTerra Exotics or seasonal produce from Peas Farm in Conroe as well as also featuring products such as locally made jams and jellies, specialty soaps, artisan breads and olive oils. 

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#3 Memorial Villages 

http://www.mvfarmersmarket.org

Families and their pets are welcomed with open arms and ample parking on Saturdays from 9am – 1pm at Memorial Villages Farmers Market. Visitors can enjoy the live music and the children’s playground on site. 

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#4 East End District 

http://eastendhouston.com/market/ 

The East End Farmers Market is open every Sunday from 10am – 2pm in front of the historic original Ninfa’s Restaurant. 

“Unique among Houston’s farmers markets, the East End Farmers Market blends sights and sounds, cuisine and culture to create an experience that is rooted in one of Houston’s most historic communities.” 

The Last Friday Night Market occurs monthly on the last Friday of the month. Featuring a rotating offering of food trucks, craft and artisan vendors, and musical entertainment. 

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#5 Houston Farmers Market 

thehoustonfarmersmarket.com

Hectic schedule? 

This 18-acre market on Airline Drive is open from 5:30am to 6pm daily! The Houston Farmers Market has been around for decades and recently underwent a complete revamp to allow for more vendors with diverse produce from corn and beans to kale, bananas and everything in between, meat for every mood and season, herbs and spices, sweet treats in the bakery with coffee to accompany it and restaurants like the Viet-Cajun crawfish which is said to be wildly hot! 

“Whether you like finding new food vendors or staying true to your traditional roots, Houston Farmers Market intends to introduce your taste buds to different foods and flavors.” 

#6 Eleanora’s Market 

https://www.facebook.com/Cavatore77008/

Catch some fresh air and savory smells! 

This “little gem” in the Heights-area market, set up in the Cavatore Italian Restaurant lot, is up and going every Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. With more than 30 vendors including Spring Hill Farms and Gundermann Acres, seafood products from Clawtel Ranch and fragrant loaves of bread plus ready-to-eat pastries from Cake & Bacon it is enough to waltz on air in this open air market! 

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#7 Rice Village 

Take a stroll through the true historic heart of Houston in the Walkable Garden District at Rice Village on the first and third Sundays of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Discover everything from sustainably sourced produce and chef-made plates to fresh morning coffee from District Roasters and made-to-order margaritas.  

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