Austin, TX Local Produce Guide

 

View full year harvest calendar for Austin

Popular Austin Farmers Markets

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There are more than twenty farmers markets each week to choose from in the Austin area.  Several are downtown, and others are in surrounding cities, such as Round Rock, Cedar Park, Dripping Springs, and San Marcos.

1. Downtown Austin Farmers Market

2. Cedar Park Farms to Market

3. Hope Farmers Market

Popular Austin Local Farms

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The Austin area is home to several farms, including urban farms in East Austin, and country farms located in the surrounding Central Texas region.  Some farms sell direct at their own farm stands, and others offer CSA Programs.  We provide those details, along with what crops each farm grows in our listings.

1. Johnson’s Backyard Garden

2. Boggy Creek Farm

3. Springdale Farm

Popular Austin Restaurants Serving Local Produce

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Austin has many local restaurants that are committed to creating dishes using local in season produce sourced from nearby farms and farmers markets.  View details and sample dishes on our listings.

1. 24 Diner

2. Dai Due

3. Barley Swine

4. East Side Showroom

About Our Austin Local Produce Guide:

Austin and nearby cities are home to over one million residents. A large portion of the local population choose to live healthy active lifestyles.  They support local merchants and businesses who help the community thrive, by providing high quality products and services. Local produce growers and sellers are part of this group.

Austin and the surrounding area offer a wide variety of places to find fresh local produce. The guide and Austin listings on our site, cover several nearby cities including Round Rock, Cedar Park, Dripping Springs, Spicewood, Georgetown, Pflugerville, Wimberley, and San Marcos.  The guide lists and features places where you can find freshly harvested local produce, such as farmers markets, local farms, orchards, and restaurants that prepare daily menus based on local produce, sourced from nearby farms.

Local farms and orchards fill the area surrounding Austin.  The Fredericksburg area is home to the most peach orchards in Central Texas, plum orchards, and several blackberry farms.  There are also orchards in the area that grow apples, which have adapted to the Texas heat.  In the early spring, many Texas farms harvest a short season of local strawberries, which are a favorite treat for residents.

East Austin is home to some of the best vegetable farms in Central Texas. This urban area has developed into a community which supports the farms, and other local merchants. Many of the farms are certified organic growers, and practice sustainable farming.

Farms in the Austin area are able to harvest produce year-round, and grow a wide variety of vegetables, including arugula, kale, beets, broccoli, bok choy, cucumbers, heirloom tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, okra, strawberries, peaches, figs, melons, corn, tomatillos, and several varieties of green beans.