Barton Creek Farmers Market Newsletter

Barton Creek Farmers Market

Saturdays 9 - 1 at Barton Creek Square Mall


Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance (FARFA) is a national organization that supports independent family farmers and protects a healthy and productive food supply for American consumers. FARFA promotes common sense policies for local, diversified agricultural systems. 


Barton Creek Farmers Market is open every Saturday on the back side of the parking lot at Barton Creek Square Mall 


 

Hours of operation are
9-1 Saturdays

The Market is open
rain or shine!
Tasty Tunes
Barton Creek Farmers Market is proud to present original music every Saturday played through a solar-powered PA system! This Saturday, December 2, Jimmy Joe Natoli will be back hosting the music with his improvised instrumentals and funny songs. Kids hour happens from 10:10 to 11:11 with Mr. Bus Driver Man Sir and Her, percussion instruments, and child-sized chairs for the kids!   At 11:11 the musical guest is Keith Rea from the Houston area, with his great guitar fingerpicking style and stories and adventures to share.  The day's music concludes with some upbeat duets from The Better Halves.
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December 2, 2017
Dear Farmers Market Friends,
 
Please come support our 
local  farmers and obtain the freshest, highest quality food available! 

Richardson Farms and Smith and Smith 
are taking pre-orders for 
Christmas turkeys and smoked hams!

This is the last week for the fantastic Top of Texas apples brought to us by Dan Rohrer.
Dan will bring red delicious and Fuji, both certified organic. Some of the red delicious are
 transitional - almost organic.

  On most Saturdays, we have a very special 
Kids Music Hour from 10:10 to 11:11 most Saturdays hosted by Mr. Bus Driver Man Sir and Her and/or special guests.  We have sing-alongs, percussion instruments for the kids to play along, sidewalk chalk and little chairs for the kids.   

Our local artisans 
offer one-of-a-kind gifts for Christmas!
Jonathin's Treasures

Irina's adorable hats!

We will have a lot of winter greens and vegetables this Saturday...lettuces kales,  broccoli, 
cauliflower, beets, cabbage, fennel, 
winter squashes, radishes, etc.etc..

Bear Creek Farms brings us
 preserved ginger and fresh turmeric and ginger.

Simmering Soup is back with her delicious home made soups made with local ingredients.

Fruitful Hills Farm Cauliflower!

Full Quiver Farm 
has a delicious array of  cheeses, pork and beef.

Goatilicious
provides us with delicious 
fresh goat cheeses!

Exley Farm has creamed honey,  flavored honey, 
soaps, creams, home baked pies, etc!
Pre-order Exley Farms holiday quail!

Try Timi's delicious all natural French Macarons!

Southpaw Sharpening
is at the market weekly (barring heavy rain) to do an expert job at sharpening your knives, etc!
 

Timi's Amazing French Macarons

Richardson Farms now has fresh low-temperature pasturized milk and yoghurt - plain and with fruit added!  Their milk is free of gmo and soy.  It is totally the A2 variety of milk.  This type of milk is considered to be easier to digest and people who cannot handle other milk can often handle this. For more information, google A2 milk or go to
 
Johnson's Backyard Garden is bringing a large array of fresh, local organic vegetables!

Richardson Farms, 
Wright Longhorn, High Country Bison, River Bottom Farm, Andrews Farm and Smith and Smith have a wonderful variety of sausages and pasture raised 
chickens, beef, pork and lamb.
 
Our farms have a 
great selection of seasonal produce and delicious 
pasture raised meats and dairy.  

We have amazing baked goods - 
from New Bread Rising who has made a complete art and science out of bread baking to delicious gluten free cakes from Lovin' Sugar to gluten free and gluten from Cake to Chez Nous to whole grain baked goods from Michelle's Best Bread Ever ...
 really superb baked goods!
SPECIALS
Every week, we have delicious, healthful grass-fed meats, free-range eggs, low-temperature pasteurized, non-homogenized milk and cream, organic local produce, specialty prepared foods made from local ingredients, talented artisans and much more.
CHILDREN'S EVENTS
We usually have a popular and delightful  Kids Music Hour  from 10:10 to 11:11 
with chairs and percussion instruments for the little ones to play along!   
  • Tiny Tails to You Petting Zoo  -   third Saturday each month  from 10:30 to 12.
     
Neva at Fruitful Hill Farm with baby goat!

Meat, Eggs & Dairy
All of our meats are pastured - 
grass fed and  grass finished!

Goatilicious - goat cheese and soap.

Full Quiver Farm - cheese, probiotic veggies, pork and beef.

Richardson Farms - 
  • Impressive array of pastured beef, pork, chicken
  • Ground chicken and turkey now available!
  • GMO free low temperature pasturized non homogenized milk. 
  • Freshly ground organic flour and heirloom cornmeal
  • Popcorn, crackers, sorghum syrup, etc. 
Svantes Ranch -
  • Grass Fed Beef -excellent flavor.
High Country Bison -
  • Excellent grass-fed ground bison
  • NY Strips, rib eyes and sirloins - with recipes 
Vital Farms - organic fresh eggs from pasture-raised chickens! 
 
Smith and Smith -  Fresh eggs, pork, pastured fresh whole chickens and lamb.

Wright's Longhorn Beef - beef from Longhorn Cattle.

VEGGIES, FRUITS & NUTS

Nickerson Farms - lots of organic melons, cantaloupes and seasonal vegetables.

Texas Hill Country Olive Oil has wonderful flavored balsamic vinegars and olive oils.

The Farmstead at Driftwood - aquaponic vegetables, etc.

Animal Farm - local organic vegetables and beautiful flowers!

Apple Valley Orchard - apples when in season!!

Caskey Orchards - lots and lots of peaches when in season!

Jenschke Orchards - peaches - seasonal!!

Hillside Farms - local veggies and fruits.

River Bottom Farm - seasonal vegetables and grass fed beef.

Sandy Creek Farm - pecans, persimmons, onions, potatoes, garlic, tomatoes.

Comanche Oaks Farm - seasonal veggies, fruits, eggs, pecans.

Kitchen Pride Mushrooms- really delicious mushrooms - crimini, portabella, oyster, etc.

Buddha's Brew - great kombucha in a variety of flavors from local fruits (usually organic).

Love Creek, Top of Texas and Rocky Hill apple orchards - Peaches, apples and fresh cider - seasonal!

Gray Gardens - seasonal vegies grown in Buda.

Georgetown Pecans - seasonal pecans!

Fruitful Hill - lovely seasonal veggies and fruits (strawberries, melons,sweet corn,etc) and eggs.

Antonio Celantano Olive Oil - excellent oil at a great price. 100% extra virgin bottled at the estate.

Johnson's Backyard Garden - huge array of organic seasonal veggies of all kind including citrus when available.

Engel Farms - fruits and vegies of all kinds!

SEAFOOD
 
Garbo's Lobster fresh Maine lobster flown in for delicious Lobster Rolls on fresh baked rolls - Heido Garbo even makes her own mayo with olive oil!   
 
 
 
K&S Seafood - 
Very fresh and exceptional seafood!!!! 
  • Jumbo and medium shrimp
  • Lump crab meat, soft shell crab, stone crab claws Filets of snapper, salmon and flounder
  • Whole fish - flounder, pompano, red snapper and black drum 
  • Varies weekly according to supply
FOOD ARTISANS & PREPARED FOODS

Mum Foods - exceptional brisket, pastrami and brine fermented pickles.

Idlewild Coffee - artisan roasted coffee to drink and take home.

Rooted Baby - all organic, natural, high quality baby food using ingredients from our local farms.

Adelee' s Bean Dip - very good pinto bean dip!

Timi's French Macarons - all natural and delicious.

Crubom Chocolates - omg delicous!

Cake de Chez Nous - excellent baked goods - regular and gluten free - muffins, scones, cookies.

Simmering Soup - exceptional soups made from local ingredients - seasonal..

Lovin' Sugar - delicious gluten free cakes and cupcakes - gorgeous high end wedding cakes to order.

Garbo's Lobster Truck - fresh lobster! - soups, sandwiches, etc.

Gourmet Texas Pasta - very good pasta - regular and gluten free.

ATX Jerky - all natural jerky made from high quality local beef.

Simpli Thai - curry kits to make delicious curry at home.

Texas Hill Country Olive Oil -offering  a delicious assortment of award-winning, flavored organic olive oils and balsamic vinegars.

Nile Valley Teas - hibiscus, mango, lemonade, green and black teas - seasonal.

Lamba's Royal Indian Food - the real thing!
 
Live Free Gluten Free - gluten free bakery!
 
Brazilian Cheese Bread  - scrumptious gluten free cheese bread.
 
New Bread Rising - brilliant small batch artisan bread made with organic and often sprouted flours - Reggiano garlic, fig anise, sourdough, rosemary, incredible cinnamon rolls, and more.
 
Taco Deli  - ever popular breakfast tacos - great variety.Royal Indian Food - delicious array of Indian foods, including Mango Lassi!
 
Gardener's Feast - delicious tamales and sauces.
 
Dad's Granola - great granola in Original, Agave Almond, Pecan and Cashew, plus Austin Manna.
 
LOCAL HONEY, SUGAR CANE and MAPLE SYRUP
 
Goodflow Honey  - Local raw honey in Austin for over 20 years.
 
Comanche Oaks Farm - Clover Honey from Fayette County.

Exley Farm - creamed and flavored honey, soap, etc.
 
ARTISANS & CRAFTSMEN

M Squared Jewelry - trendy, darling jewelry.

Sock Club - great socks!

Jonathin's Treasures - lovely handmade jewelry, crystals, stones, etc.

Merci Cosmetics - natural cosmetics of all kinds - not in hot weather!

Wren's Runes - nature-themed jewelry and runes. 

Fabric Refinery makes lovely napkins stitched in Austin from linen and cotton patterned fabrics.

And More!
Bath Products
Messy Little Smiles - organic lip balm!

24 Soap Co. - soaps and natural deodorant.

Green Living with Essential Oils - essential oils and flavored waters - a healing art.

Texas Lavender  - fresh lavender, lotion, soap, natural hand sanitizer, gift samplers.

Merci's Natural Makeup - really good, clean cosmetics - not in very hot weather!.

GARDENING

Natural Gardener - excellent soil additives from Austin's foremost organic gardening expert, John Dromgoole - featuring Ladybug Brand natural soil supplements.  

 

Rasmeys Gardens - native plants of all kinds, often including Meyer lemon plants that grow beautiful lemons!

  

...AND ALL THE REST

Green Living with Essential Oils - oils, sprays, etc.

Nature's Select - very high quality dog kibble.

Anderson Windows - excellent energy-efficient windows.

Dog On It - hand made dog beds and high quality dog treats

Texas Metal Tanks - water catchment tanks of all sizes.

Austin Gutter King - high quality gutters and gutter guards for rain catchment, etc. 
SPONSORS
 
The Natural Gardener - awesome, aesthetic gardening store with simply everything!!

Aztec Organic Pest Service, Austin's original environmentally minded pest service - since 1982.

Bring a friend and share the wealth,   

Your friends at the Barton Creek Farmers Market

Barton Creek Farmers Market | bartoncreekfarmersmarket@gmail.com | http://www.bartoncreekfarmersmarket.org/
Mailing Address:  3110 Fontana Drive
Austin, TX 78704