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.
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