Looking for farmers markets around Austin? Luckily our community is known for its abundance of fresh, organic produce. From micro-greens to local ciders, Austin farmers markets are home to vendors of every variety. Check out the guide below to the best fall produce around Austin.
Story by Alex Alberty
Illustrations by Sabrina Lau
UT Farm Stand
Located right on campus, the UT Farm Stand is the most accessible source of fresh produce for students. UT’s Farm Stand sources directly from gardens located around campus, like the UT microfarm, and provides organic and local fruits and vegetables to students at Jester Plaza. Additionally, the farm stand sells local goods like bread from Easy Tiger and Good Flow Honey. You can find anything from fresh persimmons to freshly baked ciabatta right here on campus. The farm stand is open twice a month on Wednesday from 11am to 4pm. Be sure to try some of their refreshing hibiscus tea and recipes featuring their current produce.
SFC Farmers Market Downtown
Austin’s Sustainable Food Center focuses on providing local, nutritious and affordable food options to the Austin community. The SFC Farmers Market is found in the heart of Austin at Republic Square Park. Taking place every Saturday from 10am to 1pm, this farmers market is a must-see for Austin natives. The SFC Farmers Market is the best spot in Austin for a Saturday morning picnic. Start your stroll around SFC at Texas Coffee Traders, which recently started serving their fall-inspired Pumpkin Spice cold brew. As you wander through the bountiful booths filled with produce and local goods, pick up a taco from one of the Tacodeli vendors or freshly baked Brazilian cheese bread from Lua Brazil, which offers everything from pizza to their vegan ‘power’ roll. All around the market are picnic tables and chairs or a field of grass perfect for soaking up the Austin sun, listening to live music and watching as Austinites come and go. End your trip to the SFC Farmers Market by picking up a loaf of artisan bread from Texas French Bread which offers choices like ciabatta, sandwich bread or even banana nut, all baked fresh right here in Austin.
Texas Farmers’ Market at Mueller
The Texas Farmers’ Market at Mueller is always busy and bustling with over fifty vendors each week. You can visit the market on Wednesdays from 5pm to 8pm and Saturdays from 10am to 1pm. Go on Saturday for exciting live music and an extensive list of vendors. TFM at Mueller provides more access to local vendors than any other market across Austin. With a wide array of local produce vendors, the market at Mueller is also home to vendors serving a variety of food like Lamba Indian Food or DIY Thai, all made with with fresh and local ingredients. TFM at Mueller is perfect if you are searching for locally produced baked goods or food that fits a variety of dietary restrictions, for example GFY kitchen serves completely gluten-free baked goods and bread. TFM at Mueller has anything you may need from handmade jewelry to fresh lavender to organic, locally-raised eggs. Check out this market for the freshest ingredients for your next Fall recipe.
HOPE Farmers Market
HOPE Farmers Market, located on the Eastside at 5th and Chicon, is a smaller market focused on uniting the Austin community through art and music, often featuring weekly workshops or clothing swaps. Head to the HOPE Market at noon for a free yoga class before stocking up on seasonal fruits and vegetables from Johnson’s Backyard Garden or Yard to Market Coop. Several vendors here are unique to HOPE Farmers Market like Wunder-Pilz Kombucha and Chris Long Ceramics. The HOPE Market is perfect for discovering local Austin gems while taking in Eastside culture and artwork.