In this article, I share the different Austin Farmers Markets including their day and time and location. I also share some of my favorite vendors to shop from at the Austin Farmers Market in Mueller!
There’s nothing like visiting an Austin Farmers Market in on a beautiful day in the city.
Picture yourself walking through the market full of fresh local produce and meats, an assortment of homemade baked goods, gorgeous colorful flowers, fun and exciting new foods, and even skincare and home products.
There is always a delicious smell in the air, fun activities for the kids, and live music in true Austin fashion. Plus, the vendors are friendly farmers, ranchers, and artisans excited to share their wealth of knowledge and free samples!
I absolutely love frequenting the farmers market to buy fresh ingredients from local vendors. Some of my favorite recipes are made using the fruits and vegetables that are in season. Plus, there are a ton of gluten free breads and vegan baked goods as healthy options, too.
Austin Farmers Markets
Mueller Austin Farmers Market
When: Sundays from 10 AM-2 PM
Where: 2006 Philomena St. Austin, TX 78723
Details: The Mueller’s Austin Farmer’s Market is the one I personally frequent the most. They have been voted Austin Chronicle’s best of Austin Farmers Markets 10 years in a row and have over 120 vendors! They opened in 2012 and have a collection of farmers, artisans, ranchers, and plenty of fresh produce, meats and eggs, and baked goods for everyone to enjoy.
The Mueller Austin Farmers Market is a family friendly event surrounded by a large green space. It is near Mueller Lake Park which is the perfect spot to walk around the water or have a picnic after the market.
Some of my favorite vendors at the Mueller Farmers Market
The Sourdough Project
The Sourdough Project has the most divine sourdough crackers in all different flavors and they also sell sourdough starter kits!
Their products are made with organic heirloom wheat and are cold fermented which gives them a delicious cheesy flavor.
The founder of The Sourdough Project, Jennifer Holmer El-Azzi, shared with me that she has gluten intolerance and is able to tolerate the sourdough crackers! She doesn’t have an allergy to gluten, celiac disease. But it is encouraging to know that the crackers may be tolerated by people with a gluten sensitivity. Jennifer said it is because of the high quality type of wheat she uses.
Here are some of the cracker flavors:
- Sea Salt
- Sun Dried Tomato and Herb
- Beet and Thyme
- Everything (my personal favorite!)
I love pairing the crackers with hummus for some extra healthy fats and protein!
Simple Promise Farms
Not only does Simple Promise Farms have delicious and fresh produce and herbs, but they are also a mission-based non-profit that goes beyond local farming.
They support people recovering from alcohol and drug addiction by giving individuals an opportunity to develop life skills, purpose, and community working on the farm. All their produce is sold for donations which go back to the farm and toward the cause of addiction recovery for their partner organization, Ranch House Recovery.
The farm was founded in 2019 by a father whose son struggled for years with addiction.
I have met their Farmer’s Market Manager, Kevin Sease, many times. He is always so kind and greets customers with a smile, information about the farm, their produce, and the mission.
Another thing I love about Simple Promise Farms is they give people in the Austin community a chance to visit the farm on Saturdays and harvest their own herbs!
I always get their kale. I’ve had their basil too which pairs great with tomatoes and mozzarella for a caprese salad.
Bouldin Food Forest
This is one of my favorite vendors for both fresh flowers and produce like the veg roasting kit pictured above. Ben Mcconnell, who is the Farmer in Chief, is always friendly and helpful, too!
They use regenerative agriculture methods on their farm with no chemical spraying with a focus on healthy soil.
There is also a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program through their website. Through the CSA, you can get a subscription to buy in-season produce directly from the farm! This is an amazing way to support their local farm. Plus, you can get unique produce and a fun cooking experience with totally fresh ingredients.
I personally love Bouldin Food Forest's broccoli microgreens, carrots, and golden beets when they are in season.
Tough Mother sells a variety of steept tonics loaded with all kinds of nutrition and goodness to keep you healthy.
They are organic, raw, and made with pure ingredients including apple cider vinegar, black pepper, ginger, honey, onions, garlic, oranges, turmeric, and jalapenos.
Turmeric is a powerful antioxidant. Garlic has been shown to have antimicrobial properties which help with immunity. And apple cider vinegar is a probiotic food to help keep your gut healthy.
The Tough Mother main flavors are Sweet and Spicy and Good and Spicy. They also make a variety of flavored tonics that are perfect for making a healthy mocktail!
Some of the other flavors include:
- Apple pie
- Blue Agave
- Pomegranate blueberry (my personal favorite)!
They even have a variety pack so you can try them all!
Plus, the founder, Nicole, is super helpful, friendly and loves teaching about the amazing health benefits of her tonics!
Round Rock Honey
You probably know that local honey is great for helping with allergies! Round rock honey is my personal go-to in the Austin area.
They have true wildflower honey and I love their orange cinnamon flavored honey. It goes great in turmeric tea!
They even have beekeeping classes and tours where you can get in on the action and learn about the bees and honey making process.
The owners, Konrad and Elizabeth Bouffard put an emphasis on making a high quality product.
The Cultured Carrot
This is such a unique company! They sell fermented probiotic based dressings for gut health. If you want to learn more about foods for gut health you can read my post here.
Basically, probiotics are amazing for helping to keep your gut microbiome healthy. The gut microbiome is where nearly 70% of your immunity is, and gut health is also closely related to mental health. In fact, the gut has even been referred to as the “second brain” by experts.
I love that The Cultured Carrot offers a great tasting product first and foremost! The gut health part is really just a big bonus. Flavors range, but here are some:
- Beleafing made with aromatics and cabbage
- Caulipower Ranch made with cauliflower, turnips, garlic, and onion
- Unbeetable (my personal favorite) which contains beets and purple cabbage. In addition to probiotics, the Unbeetable flavor has phytonutrients which help fight free radicals in the body through their antioxidant properties.
I love having their dressing on salads or mixing it in a grain based bowl with some arugula, chicken, and sweet potato.
SFC Farmer’s Market Downtown
When: Saturdays from 9 AM-1 PM
Where: Republic Square, 422 Guadelupe St, Austin, TX 78701
Parking: there is street parking starting at $2 per hour at 11 AM or you can park in a garage nearby for slightly more.
Details: The Sustainable Food Center Farmers Market in Downtown Austin has been around since 2003. In addition to shopping from over 75 local Austin vendors, you can enjoy live music and plenty of green space!
They have a focus on local farmers and ranchers. In fact, according to their website, it is the most farmer forward of the Austin Farmers markets.
Grab some fresh mushrooms from Citizen Mushroom, all kinds of aeroponic produce from Vermillion Farms, and a cold pressed juice from Stoke Juices. There’s even free yoga classes every Saturday by the market at Swift Fit Events from 11 AM-12 PM.
SFC Farmers Market Sunset Valley
When: Saturdays from 9 AM- 1 PM
Where: Toney Burger Center, 3200 Jones Rd, Austin, TX 78745
Details: The Sustainable Food Center Farmers Market in Sunset Valley started in 2010 and includes over 35 vendors. Parking is free and this is a great option for those in South Austin! It is a family focused market and has live music.
It is a bit smaller than other markets in Austin, but you will still find plenty of fresh produce, baked goods, and pasture-raised meats.
Grab some fresh tomatoes from Engel Farms, a variety of greens from Flameleaf Farm, fresh kimchi for your gut health from Kimchi Rok, or grass fed beef from Shirttail Creek Farms.
Barton Creek Farmers Market
When: Saturdays from 9 AM-1PM
Where: 2901 S. Capital of Texas Hwy Austin, TX 78746
Parking: free and located in a quiet corner of a shopping area so there is plenty of parking
Details: This is the first Austin Farmer’s Market and they got their start in 1987 in the Whole Foods parking lot! Since then, it has grown into one of the city’s favorite weekend activities and has even been voted in the top 5 farmers markets in the country!
They support community growth and economic growth in the city. Their produce is fresh, often picked just hours before the market and they also have antibiotic and hormone free meat options. This is an open air market and has live music, too.
Grab some microgreens from Righteous Greens, Peace Cheese for vegan cheese, peaches from Sandy Creek Farms, or lean meat from Open Range Longhorn Ranch.
Lone Star Farmers Market
When: Sundays from 10 AM- 2 PM
Where: Garbo’s on North Mopac: 12709 N Mopac Expy, Austin, TX 78727
Details: This is a great option for those looking in North Austin. There are around 45 vendors including fresh produce, meats, and artisan goods.
They are strong believers that supporting local farmers, ranchers, and artisans is vital for the well-being of the Austin community.
Shop The Pretty Farmer for bloody Mary mix, beautiful bouquets from Ranch 101 Flowers, or even grab fresh dog treat for your pup from Good Chew Company. And of course, you’ll find plenty of fresh produce, too!
Boggy Creek Farm
When: Wednesday through Saturday from 8 AM- 1 PM all months except August when hours are Wednesday and Saturday only
Where: 3434 Lyons Road Austin, TX 78702
Details: A list of Austin Farmers Markets wouldn’t be complete without Boggy Creek Farm. This is the oldest modern-day urban farm in Austin.
Much of the produce comes from farms just steps away from the market!
Stop by to shop for Goatilicious cheese from New Braunfels, organic eggs from Coyote Creek Farms, Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Texas Hill Country Olive Co, and honeycrisp apples, summer squash, or tomatoes from the Boggy Creek Farm itself.
There are several Austin Farmers Markets and all of them are incredible opportunities to support local farmers, ranchers, and artisans while picking up flavorful foods and ingredients.
It’s so much fun to walk around with a fresh beverage from coffee or tea or freshly squeezed juice or kombucha and explore the different options, taste test, enjoy the smells in the air and the dogs that are inevitably enjoying the day at the Austin Farmers Market, too.
The farmers markets are family friendly and in true Austin style, most of them have live music and activities for the kids in an open-air setting.
I shared some of my favorite vendors from the Mueller’s Austin Farmers Market since it’s the one I frequent the most, but you really can’t go wrong! There are endless options to try, new seasonal ingredients each week, and even opportunities to volunteer and get more involved with local farmers and other local companies!
Mueller's Farmers Market, SFC Farmers Market Downtown, SFC Sunset Valley Farmer Market, Barton Creek Farmers Market, Lone Star Farmers Market, Boggy Creek Farm, The Sourdough Project, Simple Promise Farms, Tough Mother, Round Rock Honey, Bouldin Food Forest, The Cultured Carrot
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