Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Farmers Markets - Days Two and Three - June 18th - 19th

There are lots of Down to Earth folks at your local farmers market. In Bastrop, about 30 miles east of Austin, we visited the 1823 Bastrop Farmers Market where we met Charles Eastland selling his big juicy tomatoes.Mr Eastland's great, great grandfather was the first judge in Fayette County! We sampled fresh baked vegan pretzel bread from Tough Cookie Bakery and admired the work of some local artists. The Producers Market is an indoor farmers market and small grocery store. They provide the products of local farmers year round alongside basic staples. After hoofing around the markets, we sat down to a yummy lunch at Maxine's on Main which serves some of the best pie in Texas (we tried several pieces, we should know)!

Pie at Maxine's on Main
Back in Austin, Ty Wolison of Windy Hill Organic Farm showed us around the HOPE Farmers Market. which is a part of the HOPE Campaign whose participating artists promote education and peace around the world. We saw planters made from recycled bicycle parts alongside fresh homegrown summer squash and heard tunes from strolling hometown musicians. We loaded up on some great local goodies.
Filming at the HOPE Farmers Market

Fresh from the earth!

Ty Wolison shows us around.

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