Houston Farmer's Markets - Grab Your Guide

Want more information on Houston’s organic scene? Click here for “Fresh Ideas” a list of markets, community gardens, “pick your own” farms, organic restaurants, and other local treasures.

We have several Farmer's Markets right here in the middle of the city, which bring in local organic fruit, produce, & food products every Saturday. Bring your backpack to carry what you purchase, and let's shop the markets on our bikes!

We meet and then take an easy tour of 3 to 5 markets around the city. We use side streets, trails and residential roads for this 8 to 12 mile ride.

Not only will you learn the markets and get some exercise, you'll see beautiful areas you never knew existed in Houston and take home a bounty of beautiful produce, breads, sauces and jams!

No matter what day of the week it is, you can always find a Farmer's Market in Houston that is open and has fresh, organic food to keep you healthy.

Houston Farmers Markets & CSA guide

For those looking to get their goods directly from the producer, there are a growing number of farmers markets popping up across Houston. From fresh produce to prepared foods there is something for everyone’s taste. This is your guide to when each farmer's market is open, where it is located and a link to the website!

Local Businesses, Organizations, & Products you will find at Houston's Farmer's Markets and around town

SATURDAY

Urban Harvest Market at Eastside; 8-noon at 2752 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, Texas 77027

The Farmers Market on Grand Parkway - (We are the same market that you knew as LaCenterra Farmers Market at Cinco Ranch, but we have moved to our new location at The Church of the Holy Apostles just north of Highland Knolls in Katy on the Grand Parkway); 8am-noon at 1225 Grand Parkway (Hwy 99), Katy, TX  77494, rain or shine

Harvest Season Farm also known as Matt Family Orchard -"Pick your own" fruits, produces. Open to the Public Saturdays 8AM-1PM. 21110 Bauer Hockley Road, Tomball 77377

The Woodlands Farmers Market at Grogan's Mill (Grogan's Mill Village Farmers Market); 8am-noon at Grogan's Mill Center, 7 Switchbud, Pl, The Woodlands, TX 77380

Energy Corridor Farmers Market at Republic Square, every Saturday from 10 am-2 pm. 15300 Memorial Drive, Houston (entrance next to Terry Hershey Park on Memorial)

Pearland Old Town Site Farmers Market; 9am - 1pm, 2nd and 4th Saturday, March-November at Zychlinski Park 2243 Grand Blvd, Pearland

Tomball Farmers Market; TFM is a year round, weekly market - so spread the word! Saturdays 9am-1pm (rain or shine)
***Please note that our hours have been temporarily modified to 9am-12pm*** - 205 W. Main St., Tomball, TX 77375

Nassau Bay Farmers Market; every Saturday at 10am-2pm at Erma's Nutrition Center 2332 East NASA Road 1, Nassau Bay, TX 77058

 

Eleanora’s Market pops up every Saturday and Sunday at Cavatore Italian Restaurant, 2120 Ella Blvd. in the Heights at 9:00am-1:00pm

 

Memorial Villages Farmers Market - Every Saturday, Rain or Shine, 9am - 1pm. Hunters Creek Village at First  Congregational Church, 10840 Beinhorn Road, Houston, TX 77024

 

Friendswood Farmers Market - 1st Saturday at Stevenson Park, 1000 South Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, Texas,  9am - 1pm

 

Bridgeland Farmers Market & More - Every 2nd & 4th Sunday of each month. 10519 Fry Rd., Cypress, Tx 77433, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Baytown Farmers Market - third Saturdays, 8:00 am to noon at Baytown Town Square, 213 Texas Avenue, Baytown, Texas 77520

Heights Epicurean Market- 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month, from 8 A.M. to 12 P.M. at Grace United Methodist Campus at 1245 Heights Boulevard, Houston, TX 77008

Farmer's Market at Imperial Sugar Land - SATURDAYS 9AM - 1PM, at the Imperial Park Recreation Center 234 Matlage Way, Sugar Land, TX 77498

 

WEEKDAYS

TUESDAYS:

The market will be closed until further notice! Houston Farmers Market at Rice University Houston's First Texas State Certified Farmers Market opens every Tuesday, rain or shine, from 3:30 PM until 6:30 PM at Entrance 13B off of 5600 Greenbriar Dr. Parking is free.

Every Wednesday

City Hall Local Lunch Market  - The newest in Urban Harvest's family of farmers markets; at Reflection Pond at City Hall, 901 Bagby, Wednesdays, from September 18 to December 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Braeswood Farmers Market, Southwest Houston’s Farmers Market located in the heart of Meyerland, 5401 South Braeswood, Houston. Wednesday weekly market 3-7 pm. Corner of South  Braeswood and Chimney Rock. Note - new market hours adjusting hours to daylight saving

Their all FMs:

📍Saturday 5401 S Braeswood 9-1pm
📍Wednesday 5401 S Braeswood 3-7pm
📍Thursday Cinco Ranch-Trinity Baptist Church 3-7pm

📍Sunday Montrose-Eagle Houston Bar 10-2pm

Every Thursday

Kingwood Farmers Market; is held every Thursday afternoon in the picturesque Town Center Park located behind the shops on the South West corner of Kingwood Drive and West Lake Houston, at 4403 Town CenterPlace, Kingwood, 77339, Open from 2 to 6 pm standard time and from 3 to 7 pm in daylight savings time.

 

Westchase District Farmers Market - starting at 3 pm at St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church 10503 Westheimer Road (at Rogerdale Road) Houston, TX 77042. Free surface parking is available at the church lot.

 

Fridays

Gypsy Caravan Farmer’s Market - Every Friday to the end of the year starting 9/11 and ending 12/18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Takes place at The Woodlands Mall. 1201 Lake Woodlands Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380

SUNDAY

CLOSED NOW Highland Village Farmers Market; 9am-1pm at Highland Village Shopping Center along the 4000 block of Westheimer on 2720 Suffolk Drive

Galveston's Own Farmers Market - Open-Air Farmers Market Every Sunday at The Bryan Museum 9:00am—1:00pm, 1315 21st Street, Galveston, Texas 77550

East End Farmers Market is open every Sunday from 10am – 2pm on the Navigation Esplanade (2800 Navigation Blvd.) in front of the historic original Ninfa’s Restaurant.

Urban Pickins Farmers Market; 11am-3pm at Wabash Antiques and Feed Store 5701 Washington Avenue, Houston 77007

Rawfully Orgainic; noon-4PM, Third Sunday of each month, inside Grand Hall of WestOaks Mall at 1000Westheimer & Hwy 6 NOTE Drive-through pick-ups only will be available until further notice.

 

Bay Area Farmers Market - Held in the Baybroo​k Mall parking lot every Sunday 11 am - 3 pm, 500 Baybrook Mall Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546

 

Jersey Village Farmers Market is held the first and third Sundays of every month, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm. The market is located in the parking lot of the Jersey Village Civic Center, 16327 Lakeview Dr.

 

Pecan Grove Farmers and Artisan Market - every Sunday rain or shine 11 AM- 3 PM, 729 FM 359 Richmond, TX 77406

Rayford Sunday Market at the Imperial Oaks Shopping Center 2301 Rayford Rd.  Spring, Texas, various Sundays from 11 am to 4 pm, please check the dates at the Market’s web.

 

Woodlands Sunday Market - 3091 College Park Dr. Conroe, Texas, once a month from 11am - 4pm, please check the dates at the Market’s web.

 

Let's do it together!

 

 

 

 

Don't have a bike? Don't worry!

Houston B-cycle is a bike share program in Houston Texas that is operated by Houston Bike Share; a 501 (C) (3) nonprofit whose mission is "To implement, operate and expand a bike-sharing program supported by the community that offers residents, commuters and visitors a choice of ecological and economical transport, ideal for short trips and resulting in fewer vehicle miles traveled, less pollution and congestion, better mobility and more personal health and wellness."

Use the bcycle app to find a station closest to you.

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If you think the organic thing is for you, want to check out all the rave, or just want to bike around in Houston, come with us as we shop the local farmers market.

 

Clear as mud; the organic truth

by Michelle Smith and Natalie Davis

Lots of folks, hoping to enjoy the benefits of higher-quality, higher-nutrition foods, make the choice to go organic. More than 60 percent of Americans - nearly twice the number in 2004 - purchased organic food products last year, and organic foods are among the fastest-growing segments of the food industry. We've all been told we should buy organic. But how many of us really know why?

What does organic really mean?

Organic food is not just about a product; it is a philosophy in which the process of production is as important as the final result

Organic growers rightly believe that a farm is a diverse ecosystem, that soil is a living organism to be nurtured and that farming practices need to be concerned about the long-term health of workers, consumers, the surrounding water supply and the animals living within the habitat

Why should you eat organic?

Not only is organic food proven to be healthier, with higher levels of vitamin C, iron and calcium, it also tastes better. Because those carrots aren't forced to grow quickly in time for the Sunday dinner rush, they can develop a depth of flavour not found elsewhere.

The lower water content (non-organic foods change structure through the use of agro-chemicals and retain 26 per cent more water) not only contributes to that flavour but may also mean that, pound for pound, organic food is really the more economical option.

And it's good news for those of us striving to be 'green'. The organic farming method produces less waste, and therefore less carbon dioxide into the environment. It also goes hand in hand with a higher standard of animal care and supports farmyard wildlife.

Is this just a way to charge more for a bit of dirt on my carrots?

Number one on any naysayer's list is the price of organic food. Studies show that your organic basket could cost up to 63 per cent more. And don't expect to buy exotic favourites all year round. Even if you can get your hands on an elusive boysenberry, chances are it will have clocked up thousands of air miles to get here.

Just take a look at the long lines you're likely to find in your local natural-foods market: It still amazes me to see just how many people willingly shell out top dollar for some sort of nebulous guarantee that we're buying better health for ourselves and our families. Are we making a smart choice?

A new study of US Department of Agriculture data conducted by Washington, DC-based Environmental Working Group that says particular fruits and vegetables contain substantially lower amounts of the pesticides and contaminants routinely found in conventionally produced items. Fewer chemicals equals lower health risks, making these purchases smart ones.

Ready to get started?

In the fall and spring, Bayou City Outdoors leads bike tours of three to five markets on an eight to 12-mile ride.  Eat fresh and shop local! Support our local farmers and artisans by visiting any (or all!) of our favorite Houston farmers market locations