Farmer’s Markets are Thriving in Houston! Check out our “Fresh Picks: Houston Farmers Markets.”
Access to locally grown produce in any major city can sometimes be hard to find, because the supply is often lower and the demand is great. However, Houston stands out as one of the best major cities for farmer’s markets with the recent boom in farm to consumer businesses.
From fresh produce to prepared foods, there is a great variety of all kinds of vendors in Houston, which is perfect as we slowly move into the fall season (even if it is 90+ degrees in October). Below are some of the local farmer’s markets and centers that are selling local foods this fall and into the holidays. Always make sure to check ahead before you go as some Farmer’s markets have to change times and venues depending on the weather, etc.
Here’s a short list of Houston Farmers Markets.
Please see the link below for more information on current market schedules & vendors. If you don’t already know, most vendors require cash, however, some accept debit and credit cards and some markets offer an option for you to purchase market tokens accepted by all vendors.
Urban Harvest Farmers Market
3000 RICHMOND | HOUSTON, TX 77098
This is the largest Farmer’s Market in Houston. It’s on every Saturday from 8am to Noon (if you want any of the good stuff, you really have to go early). This incredibly popular and high-quality market sells the usual fresh and organic produce, locally sourced meats, honey, etc.; basically everything you would except in a Farmer’s Market & more!
Central City Co-Op
2515 WAUGH DR. | HOUSTON, TX 77006
The co-op is not a traditional farmers market, but it is a great way to help the community and support local suppliers. First-time visitors shop for free; otherwise, a low cost day pass or membership is required for returning customers. Every Wednesday they have an open market!
City Hall Farmers Market
901 BAGBY ST. | HOUSTON, TX 77002
This is the perfect lunch hour farmers market! They have this every Wednesday from 11-1pm at City Hall. If you work downtown or in the Med Center, you can take the light rail to City Hall to grab some fresh produce, fresh baked goods, and even coffee. This is fantastic for busy professionals who can grab some great, locally sourced food on their lunch hour.
Houston Farmers Market at Rice Village
2100 UNIVERSITY BLVD. | HOUSTON, TX 77005
This Rice University Famer’s Market is located at the Rice Stadium Parking Lot (5600 Greenbriar Dr). Free Parking is through Entrance 13 B. The market is open Tuesdays 3:30-6:30 p.m. This is great for a Happy Hour trip. If you work in the Med Center or in Upper Kirby this is only a quick drive away after work.
Memorial Villages Farmers Market
10840 BEINHORN ROAD | HOUSTON, TX 77024
Perfect for anyone living on the West side of the Loop, this farmer’s market is every Saturday (9am-1pm) and is hosted by First Congregational Church. If you live in Spring Branch, Piney Point, Hunter Creek Village, Tanglewood, or Emnora Heights, this will be a perfect Saturday morning spot after a morning yoga class or coffee run.
Canino’s Produce and Farmer’s Market
2520 AIRLINE DR. | HOUSTON, TX 77009
Although not a traditional farmers market, many vendors here are selling items grown in Texas. For the market area, you will want to bring some small bills, as most vendors are cash only. This is one of Houston’s best-known produce markets.
See Visit Houston’s updated calendar for more information on Farmer’s Markets going on throughout the year here!