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My Saturday Morning at the Farmers’ Market

Braving the temperate weather and early-risers Saturday morning, I ventured downtown to Republic Square Park today to check out one of Austin’s farmers’ markets. No matter your location, farmers’ markets are a great way to sample local produce and get the freshest, tastiest ingredients onto your table. Using fresh, local food also reduces your exposure to preservatives and gives you greater control over your diet. In short, it’s a great idea! Austin also happens to have a great selection of local farmers who bring their products directly to consumers every Saturday morning.

I borrowed a friend, and her phone, so I could take pictures of some of the great produce at this week’s market. Forgive the poor photography, I make no claims of being a professional:

The artichokes looked great.

And:

...so did all the fresh herbs!

Aside from produce, local entrepreneurs bring all sorts of home necessities, including some meat and seafood for sale. There’s also a fair amount of vendors selling preprepared food for your culinary delight, and, being Austin, there’s usually good coffee and breakfast tacos around.

Lucky for us, there was also some entertainment on hand Saturday morning:

A local six-piece string band playing at the Republic Square Park farmer's market

There’s even dessert:

It tastes even better than it looks

If you’re nearby and have the inclination, check out next week’s farmers’ market, 9am at Republic Square Park!