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Fabulous Memorial Villages Farmers Market Houston

Posted: November 13, 2016 at 6:13 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

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If searching on the Internet for Farmers Market Houston, there are many choices, and the Memorial Villages Farmers Market that my husband and I visited today is our favorite one to date.

Part of that was due to the weather.  It just could not have been better!  It was sunny and bright but yet only in the 70s as far as temperature.  Low humidity also added to the enjoyment.

Pretty setting for this farmers market

Pretty setting for this farmers market

Pretty setting for this farmers market

Lovely setting for this farmers market

Setting

A portion of the back part of the parking lot at the First Congregational Church is where the tented displays of garden produce, food, and other offerings are on display. To the front of this area are grassy areas and tall trees making this such a beautiful site.

In the grassy areas are some permanent benches and some tables with seats. A small bike rack accommodates those coming to that location via bicycles.

Memorial Villages Farmers Market

Memorial Villages Farmers Market

Entertainment

Entertainment

Entertainment

A small stage was the setting where a local young man by the name of Kyle Comer, who lives in the area was playing the guitar today.

The day could just have not been any better to browse among the different offerings, sample some of the food items and relax on one of those benches with a cup of coffee while listening to the mellow sounds of the guitar.

So much from which to choose!

So much from which to choose!

Beautiful produce

Beautiful produce

The other farmer’s markets that we have thus far attended were in the heat of our sizzling Houston summers. While we enjoyed making our purchases and supporting local businesses, we were happy to climb back into our air-conditioned car and cool off while driving back home.

Today we probably would have stayed even longer lingering on that bench had the guitarist continued playing.  He left at 11 AM…so the early birds were rewarded by going to this farmers market when it opened if wishing to hear live music.

The hours at the Memorial Villages Farmers Market are from 9 AM to 1 PM every Saturday.

Delicious Cheese Offerings

While our original intent was to scout out the fresh vegetables, we saw the cheese display of Brazos Valley Cheese where this friendly young man was handing out samples of all of his cheeses. To say that they were delicious is an understatement! Several of them are award winning in wide-ranging contests from Montreal, Canada to Seattle, Washington.

It is not too surprising after listening to this young man and also checking out their website. Their grass-fed free-ranging cows are free of administered antibiotics and growth hormones. Raw cow’s milk is used. This delicious cheese is free of artificial colors and flavor enhancers as well as preservatives.  To top it all off…the cheeses are aged in an underground cave.

Our predominant purchases came from this one booth today at the Memorial Villages Farmers Market as you can see from my photo.

We did purchase a beautiful eggplant as well as another jar of green salsa from PAIN TRAIN GREEN-GO SALSA company.  We were first introduced to the salsa at the Farmers Market on Grand Parkway in Katy, Texas.

2nd Cup Coffee

We would have ordered a breakfast taco at one of the booths, but they had already sold out of them for the day.  Next to them was a booth selling coffee.  All of the proceeds for sales of that coffee go to help fund the agencies fighting against human trafficking.  It is called 2nd Cup Coffee, and they have other locations as well as in this farmers market Houston.

So we felt extra good sipping on our morning cup of java while listening to the beautiful guitar music.

Memorial Villages Farmers Market

Memorial Villages Farmers Market

Will we be returning to this farmers market again?  Absolutely!  There are still some others we wish to check out, but this one is a winner.  There are approximately 40 vendors at this Memorial Villages Farmers Market.  Check out their website to learn more.

They are located here: 10840 Beinhorn Road, Houston, Texas 77024.

 

 

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