Houston Late Summer Produce Guide

July 9, 2014 7:00 AM

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Houston has a burst of amazing late summer produce available to buy all around the city. Fresh produce that becomes available in May includes watermelons, blackberries, cantaloupes, corn and honeydew. In June and July, be on the lookout for apples, okra, peaches, figs and cherries, and you can find garbanzo beans in August. If you are wondering where you can find fresh produce, just visit any number of local farmers’ markets all over the Houston area.
Farmers Market at Imperial
198 Kempner St.
Sugar Land, TX 77498
(281) 949-0200
www.imperialsugarland.com

One of the newest farmers’ markets open Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Sugar Land, Farmers Market at Imperial is always packed. Here you can always find fresh produce and amazing tamales. Besides local produce, you can find some of the best beef in Houston as well. With live music, kids activities and participating restaurants offering their food, beside local farmers and vendors, it is the place to be on Saturdays.

Farmers Market on Grand Parkway
Church of the Holy Apostles
1225 W. Grand Parkway S.
Katy, TX 77494
(281) 392-3310
www.farmersmarketongrandparkway.com

Every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., the Church of the Holy Apostles hosts a farmers’ market out in Katy. It features many vendors that offer everything from seasonal produce to fresh honey to herbs, and so much more. Everything is home grown by local farmers. Stop by the Farmers Market on Grand Parkway to bring healthy and seasonal foods into your kitchen.

Rice University Farmers Market
Rice University
5600 Greenbriar Drive
Houston, TX 77005
www.farmersmarket.rice.edu

Open every Tuesday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Rice University Farmers Market is located on campus at Entrance 13B. This market desires to bring healthy living to Houston by offering fresh and healthy local produce. You can also find Juice Girl (a mobile juice bar), chef demonstrations, wine tastings, activities and seasonal celebrations at Rice University Farmers Market. If you do not have cash, the market has a coin token system in place so you can still shop to your heart’s delight.

Urban Harvest Farmers Market
Parking lot behind 3000 Richmond Ave.
Houston, TX 77003
(713) 880-5540
www.urbanharvest.org

Urban Harvest is the largest farmers’ market in Houston. It has everything you could think of – a farmers’ market with local produce, grass-fed beef, live music, educational classes, community gardens, gardening advice and it also partners with schools to teach children about nutrition and gardening. Open Saturday and Sundays, you can enjoy everything that Urban Harvest has to offer. Come hungry and ready to eat because the food sold at Urban Harvest is amazing.

Tomball Farmers Market
Corner of Main St. (FM 2920) and Cherry St.
Tomball, TX 77377
www.tomballfarmersmarket.org

A farmers’ market run completely by farmers offers fresh produce every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Starting out with 10 booths and now growing to more, the Tomball Farmers Market desires to not only sell fresh homegrown and homemade foods, but to educate people in the surrounding areas on farming, crop conditions, organic crops and the local foods that can be grown. One of the few farmers’ markets solely run by farmers, you will find some of the freshest produce in the Houston area.

Related: Ask A Farmer: Houston’s Guide to Summer Produce

Kelli Kelly is a freelance writer who resides in Houston, Texas. Discovering how to make recipes family friendly, healthy, and quick using ingredients that can usually be found in your pantry already is a passion of Kelli’s. She also helps to teach children’s cooking/baking classes and parties. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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