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Fredericksburg Farmer’s Market: Not Your Grandma’s Market

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When the bell rings at 4 p.m., a free-for-all ensues – throngs of people claiming their share of the amazing variety of foods at the Fredericksburg Farmer’s Market.  If you expect to find nothing but rows of fresh fruits and vegetables, you will be surprised.  To be sure, you will find those but also much more. The market, held from 4-7 p.m. each Thursday evening through August at the Kinderhalle in MarktPlatz in downtown Fredericksburg, draws big crowds.  And true to form for Fredericksburg, it turns into a party.

JoJu Bakery: Pizza Fresh From the Oven

Fredericksburg Farmer's Market: Not Your Grandma's Market

Photo: Robert Deming

The folks from JoJu Bakery are rarely lonely on market day. Expect a wait for wood-fired oven-baked Margherita pizza, and be prepared for the bread to sellout.  Samples from a local restaurant are available at Chef’s Corner, and a local winery offers wine by the glass or bottle. Take the kids to the playground next door to the Kinderhalle and sample your goods at the picnic tables.

Farm to Table Right Here

Fredericksburg Farmer's Market: Not Your Grandma's Market

Photo: Robert Deming

Hairston Creek Farm near Burnet is a regular and brings an amazing assortment of fresh organic vegetables. You will also find peaches and tomatoes and can even get your knife sharpened!

Veggies You’ve Never Seen Before

Farmers Market Armenian Cucumbers

Photo: Robert Deming

Most cucumbers get woody if allowed to grow too large, but these Armenian cucumbers from The Texas Food Ranch get juicier as they get bigger! One of this pair is from Armenia, and they seek out old world vegetables to grow in Texas.

Yard Birds Just Like Grandma Raised

Fredericksburg Farmer's Market: Not Your Grandma's Market

Photo: Robert Deming

Karen with Pedernales Poultry loves chickens! These are not free range; they are pasture raised. Around here free range chickens would be dinner for coyotes, not people.

Natural, Healthy, and Local

Fredericksburg Farmer's Market: Not Your Grandma's Market
Photo: Robert Deming

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