At Wildflower Organics, we love organic bedding, mattresses and baby things... but every now and then we simply MUST give a big shout-out to our farmers. Especially in this heat, it's important to support our local farmers.
Sourcing our food locally is extremely important. By Buying locally, we can stimulate the local economy and reduce the energy being used to transport food from region to region. Sustainable agriculture involves food production methods that are healthy, do not harm the environment , respect workers, are humane to animals, provide fair wages to farmers, and support farming communities.
Small, local farms are run by farmers who live on their land and work hard to preserve it. By being good stewards of the land, seeking out local markets, minimizing packaging, and harvesting food only when it is ready to consume, farmers can significantly reduce their environmental impact. In fact, studies show that sustainable agricultural practices can actually increase food production by up to 79$ while at the same time actively reducing the effexts of farming on climate change through carbon sequestration.
The goals of the Austin Farmers Market are to increase the economic vitality of local farmers and small businesses; increase awareness, knowledge and action among the Central Texas population about how to positively impact the Central Texas food system and their own health; and create vibrant economically and socially diverse city-centered gathering places.
HOPE Farmers Market
Pine Street Station
414 Waller Street
Summer hours: 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.
4th and Guadalupe Repulblic Square Park
9 A.M. to 1 P.M.
3200 Jones Road
Tony Burger Center
9 A.M to 1P.M.
46th & Lamar
4 P.M. to 8 P.M.
3 P.M. to 7 P.M.
These markets are only open from May 9, 2011 through August 10, 2011. Some markets continue past mid-August if the crops are bountiful through the hot season.
Northeast WIC Clinic
In partnership with H-E-B
Monday 8am - 11 am
7112 Ed Bluestein (Manor and 183)
St. John's Community Center
Virginia Brown Recreation Center
Monday 12 - 2 pm
7500 Blessing Ave, 78752
Rosewood-Zaragosa Neighborhood Center
Wednesday 9 am – 11 am
2800 Webberville Rd, 78702
Montopolis Recreation Center
Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm (now over)
1200 Montopolis Dr., 78741
We ♥ our local farmers and hope you do too!