Dependence on fossil fuels can be cut drastically with changes in food consumption. Little changes have a big impact. “If every US citizen ate just one meal a week composed of locally and organically raised meats and produce, we would reduce our country’s oil consumption by over 1.1 million barrels of oil every week” (Barbara Kingsolver). Instead of paying the lion’s share for foreign oil, each dollar spent on local food goes directly into the local economy. Shopping at Farmer’s Markets is a great way to be certain that your money is going directly to the farmer. Look here and you’ll get to enjoy the best of the season, with food that was raised to be eaten, not raised to be shipped thousands of miles.
The markets listed below sell locally grown fruit, vegetables, locally raised meats and locally prepared foods and items like hand crafted soap. Individual markets operate under their own guidelines related to the definitions of local, organic, pesticide-free, etc. It is advised that you ask before you buy. Times and locations are subject to change so check the websites for current information.
Urban Harvest Farmers Market at Eastside Street
3000 Richmond, Houston, TX 77098
Saturdays year round 8:00 a.m. – 12 noon
Sundays year round 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
City Hall Farmers Market
901 Bagby, Houston, TX 77098
Wednesdays11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
CLOSED for the summer.
REOPENS September 18, 2013
Houston Farmers Market
2100 University Blvd.
Rice Stadium south lot near Montclair
Tuesdays 3:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Check out current information on the Farmer’s Markets on our Upcoming Opportunities page.