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Experience The Farmers’ Market at the Cibolo in Boerne

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The Hill Country is singing spring! Bluebonnets are blazing, the sun is shining, and our farmers’ markets are fast re-opening for the season. A true testament to the abundant land in which we live, the Farmers’ Market the Cibolo in Boerne is a celebration of local produce, Texas history, and sustainable living. Set to open for the season on Saturday, March 12, the serene, tree-covered, outdoor market is a perfect way to spend the morning in the Hill Country.

Serenity and Abundance Under the Trees

Chickens

Photo: karenandcraig.blogspot.com

Set under a sprawling canopy of live oaks and nestled down a small country road, the Farmers’ Market at the Cibolo takes you to a place where you can slow your pace, breath in the crisp, clean hill country air, and relax into a beautiful morning.

Open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 33 Herff Road in Boerne, you can meander through the plethora of booths and vendors selling locally grown produce, hand made crafts, country style condiments, and farm fresh dairy and eggs.

So Much More Than a Farmers’ Market

Cibolo Garden

Photo: Cibolo.org

Alongside the large variety of produce and products to purchase, you will find a calendar packed with events for every age. Spend some time in the Inspiration Garden which is staffed by volunteer gardening expert to show you how to build your own vegetable garden, answer questions about what is good to grow in Texas, and share a love for gardening.

There are also live cooking demonstrations led by the Garden Gourmet Cynthia Brown showing you how to prepare your straight-from-the-garden vegetables.

Children can also experience either the Kids’ Club or the Junior Gardeners’ Club and learn more about growing food, protecting our resources, and caring for nature.

Make a Day of It

Nature Center

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After you’ve walked the booths, played with the chickens, and explored the Inspiration Garden, pack your bags (and your coolers!), and take a trip next door to either the Herff Farm or the Cibolo Nature Reserve.

The farmers’ market is only a small piece of the 60-acre complex that celebrates the history and nature of Boerne and the Hill Country.  The Herff Farm is an historic pioneer farm from the 1850s that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  About to undergo a re-visioning, this farm is on its way to being a one of a kind education center.

You and your family can also hike the trails and splash in the water at the nearby Cibolo Nature Reserve. With it’s sky-high play fort, expansive walking trails, and dinosaur tracks, there is always something new and exciting to do when you visit.