I know we are going up that way on Saturday. We have to get some tile and then will hit the veggie market. I haven't tried to get any seafood lately. We are very lucky and have customers that sometimes bring us stuff. With the oil hitting Galveston I'm sure it will be harder to find then ever!
Try the Eastside market on Saturday. I wimped out when I saw traffic yesterday. Left the house to go to the Rice U market about 3:15 and 288 was backed up as far as the eye could see! Radio said that a cement truck had overturned losing it's load. I got off the highway knowing I'd spend hours trying to get home if I went into Houston. Oh well.
There is always Saturday. And so that this post answers the question at hand, I'm going to run by HEB today to see if I can find some local-ish stuff to tide us over until Saturday. They carry more Texas produce than Kroger it seems.
Sure wish there was some fresh Gulf seafood to be had at a reasonable price. Any in Southern Brazoria county?
we have to try Froberg's. I actually thought they were mostly strawberry's until someone told me otherwise yesterday! I will have to check that one out! But try to stay away from the pies...lol!!
I will have to look for that eastside market. We did hit the discovery green one a few months ago. only 2 veggie suppliers. We spent way too much money there that day!! We'll be going up to Houston again on Saturday to replenish our supply. I didn't go this week so my cupboards will be bare by the weekend! Thanks for the info!!
I want to add Froberg's in Alvin just off of highway 6 on County road 190 between county roads 146 and 149. They truck a lot of stuff in, but grow much right there on county road 190. They also make sinful pies and the smoker guy in the little trailer next to the market has fabulous meats (traditional raised I am sure). I don't know that any of Froberg's stuff is organic. But when I can't get organic AND local, I settle for local. I used to ride my bike to the market from my house - on the north side of 518 and Cullen Road. Made for a 27 mile bike ride in all. Couldn't bring home much that way! Haven't done that in several years, primarily because traffic has grown with the area!
My favorite farmers market is in Houston on Eastside between Richmond and Alameda on Saturdays 8 am to noon. They have a wide variety of produce, grass fed/finished meats and eggs, local dairy products and many other neat items. I think it is the biggest in the area for local small farms to bring in their stuff. But other farmers markets around are the Discovery Green one (very small, and I'm not even sure they are still doing it), many of the same folks as Eastside are at Rice University on Tuesday afternoons, and a small gathering on Sundays at Wabash feed and supply store on Washington Ave in Houston.
There is also Georgia's market out on I10 on the west side of Houston. We went to check it out a week or two ago. I wouldn't make a trip out there on a regular basis, but as we head back into town from Austin it will make a nice place to stock up on the way home.
I plan on going to the Rice U. market tomorrow 3:30pm if anyone else will be in the area. I've got to stock up again.
Here's another awesome find: Canino's Produce. Here's the link: http://www.caninoproduce.com/ It was amazing with rows and rows of fruits and veggies. And everything we have bought was wonderful!! A must try if you love fruits and veggies!!!
There is also a vender that sits out at quintana beach. Now sometimes his stuff is pretty good, but the last time I went they weren't really. He doesn't get his from local farmers though he picks his up at the docks when they come in. Not quite as fresh.
We have been going to the farmer's market in West Columbia now for about 6 weeks. There is one older man that is selling fresh veggies. They are very good. Another man who also has a stand in Angleton was there the last time we went. He had some pretty good produce too. His cantalope was very good!!
This last weekend we drove to Houston to the Discovery on the Green. They have a farmer's market on Sunday's from 12-4. It was small too, but had a few fresh produce farmers. There is one on Saturdays off of Richmond that we are going to go and try. I'll let you all know.
I am always looking for a good place to buy locally. I would much rather pay even a little more and get really fresh produce then give my money to Kroger and get stuff that has been shipped and sitting for weeks.
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