Houston farmers’ markets give city folk a place to buy fresh, locally-grown produce. There are several farmers’ markets located around Houston, so there is probably one not too far from you. However, even if there is not one in your neighborhood, these markets are worth driving to.
2520 Airline Dr., Houston TX, 77009
Open 6am to 8pm daily, except Thanksgiving, December 25th & December 26th
Canino Produce Co. has been Houston’s farmers’ market since June 1958. Over the years the size of the market has increased, and it now covers more than 20,000 square feet.
You will find lots of local and Texas fruit and vegetables at Canino, but they also bring in produce from across the U.S. and around the world. Because they are open daily, many local restaurants pick up their fresh produce here.
Urban Harvest Farmers’ Market
3000 Richmond, Houston TX, 77246
Open Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon, rain or shine
Urban Harvest is a nonprofit organization supporting a network of urban gardens, farms and orchards that grow food in the city. Urban Harvest’s Farmers’ Market offers locally-produced vegetables, fruits and farm products once a week. Vendors include local small-scale growers and family farms. Even backyard gardeners can sell what they grow. To learn how you can sell your produce at the market, check the website. While you are shopping for fresh fruits and vegetables, you can enjoy events including live music and culinary demonstrations in which market products are used.
Midtown Farmers’ Market
3701 Travis St., Houston TX, 77002 (in the parking lot of the restaurant t’afia)
Open Saturday, 8 a.m. – noon, rain or shine
The website says the Midtown Farmers’ Market is a “foodie paradise.” In addition to a selection of locally-grown fruits, herbs and vegetables, market vendors offer handcrafted prepared foods (such as sauces, dips, heat and eat meals, etc.), fresh baked breads and sweets, coffee, meats, eggs and Texas cheeses. You can even enjoy a hot breakfast and a delicious Mimosa while you shop.
This Houston farmers’ market is in the parking lot of local celebrity chef Monica Pope’s t’afia restaurant. Some vendors are located inside the restaurant. There is lots of parking available, and the nearest Metro Rail stop is the HCC/Ensemble stop.
Farmers’ Market at Clear Lake Shores
FM 2094 just west of the intersection with Clear Lake Road.
1020 Marina Bay Drive, Clear Lake Shores, TX 77565
Open the first and third Saturdays of each month from 8 AM to 12 PM – Rain or shine!
The Farmers Market at Clear Lake Shores is a non-profit outlet for locally-grown fruit, vegetables and other foods. The Market is operated by volunteers.
Houston Farmers’ Market
Rice University Campus
Located at 2100 University Blvd. in the Visitors West Lot off University Blvd. (University and Stockton, 2100 University Blvd.) ENTER AT STOCKTON OFF UNIVERSITY BLVD., MAKE FIRST LEFT. OR TAKE ENTRANCE 9 AND MAKE RIGHT TURN. Parking in West Lot is free to market visitors.
Open Tuesdays from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm (winter hours), rain or shine
Open Saturdays at University & Greenbriar from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine
The Saturday Market is located at the corner of University and Greenbriar. Entrances are located on both Greenbriar and University Blvd.
The Houston Farmers’ Market was Houston’s first Texas State Certified Farmers Market. Everything sold at the market is produced within 200 miles of the city of Houston.