3 Awesome Farmers Markets to Check Out Around Houston

If you’re traveling to Houston and looking for ways to explore the local community, plan to visit the area’s farmers markets. You’ll discover locally-grown produce, homemade goodies, freshly cut flowers, friendly people, and plenty of fun. The area’s farmers markets are open on a variety of days throughout the week, so even if you have a jam-packed schedule, you should be able to sneak in a few visits to these area treasures.
Farmers Market on Tamina in Magnolia

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Magnolia, Texas, is an easy 45-minute drive from Houston and is home to the Farmers Market on Tamina, one of the most unusual farmers markets in the area. With anywhere from 35 to 50 high-quality vendors selling their wares on any given Saturday, you’re sure to leave with an armload of farm-fresh goodies. The market backs up to a 15-acre tree farm, providing a picturesque location for shoppers to enjoy, and is adjacent to several restaurants, so plan to stay for a while.

The Farmers Market on Tamina is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It provides both gravel and grass parking lots for guests, so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding a place to park.

For easy access to the farmers market, stay in a hotel in the Magnolia area. After shopping the market, take a few hours to explore. Magnolia is a friendly town with a variety of activities for visitors to enjoy.

Urban Harvest Farmers Market
The Urban Harvest Farmers Market encompasses two Houston-area farmers markets, the Eastside Farmers Market and the City Hall Farmers Market. By providing two locations, the market gives more people access to the high-quality goods offered by the vendors.
The Urban Harvest Farmers Market operates year-round, bringing fresh fruit and vegetables into the city for all to enjoy. Eggs collected from free-range chickens and fresh dairy products are also available. Vendors often sell plants and cut flowers, and if you don’t feel like cooking, you’re likely to find an assortment of home-cooked, pre-packaged meals to take home.

The Urban Harvest Farmers Market supports local family farms and provides an income boost to several small growers in the Houston area. The Eastside Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon, and the City Hall Farmers Market is open Wednesdays on a seasonal basis.

Rice University Farmers Market
The Rice University Farmers Market is located on the Rice University campus at the entrance off Greenbriar Drive. The vendors have plenty of fresh, locally grown food available for purchase. While the farmers market is primarily a place to shop, it’s also a place to build community. At least five times a year, the market hosts festivals that feature cooking demonstrations, craft beer samples from local breweries, and giveaways.

The Rice University Farmers Market is open every Tuesday from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., rain or shine. Parking is free.
Visiting Houston’s farmers markets gives visitors a glimpse into the local community and allows them to meet the people that call Houston home. Moreover, you’re sure to leave with a better understanding of the area as well as plenty of healthy, delicious food to enjoy during your trip.


  1. Lynda Cook says

    I love going to our local farmer’s market but being in a small town we don’t have a whole bunch of variety, and it is sometimes cheaper just to go to the grocery store

  2. Debbie White-Beattie says

    I love going to the market because you always get the freshest produce

  3. Our family enjoy going to our local farmer’s market.

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