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The Memorial Villages Farmers Market: Family-Friendly Houston Site

I live in Houston and have worked as a nurse. I have a lifelong passion for traveling, nature, and photography (preferably all together!).

Memorial Villages Farmers Market Image

Memorial Villages Farmers Market Image

Memorial Villages Farmers Market

If searching on the Internet for farmers market Houston, there are many choices in our metropolitan area. The Memorial Villages Farmers Market that my husband and I visited today is our favorite one to date.

Part of that was due to the weather. It just could not have been better! It was sunny and bright but yet only in the 70s as far as temperature. Low humidity also added to the enjoyment.

The Setting

A portion of the back part of the parking lot at the First Congregational Church is where the tented displays of garden produce, food, and other offerings are on display. To the front of this area are grassy areas and tall trees, making this such a beautiful site.

In the grassy areas are some permanent benches and some tables with seats. A small bike rack accommodates those coming to that location via bicycles.

Entertainment at the Memorial Villages Farmers Market

Entertainment at the Memorial Villages Farmers Market

Entertainment

A small stage was the setting where a local young man by the name of Kyle Comer, who lives in the area, was playing the guitar today.

The day could just have not been any better! It was perfect for browsing among the different offerings on site. We sampled some of the food items. We took the time to relax on one of those benches with a steaming cup of coffee while listening to the mellow sounds of the guitar.

The other farmer’s markets that we have thus far attended were in the heat of our sizzling Houston summers. While we enjoyed making our purchases and supporting local businesses, we were happy to climb back into our air-conditioned car and cool off while driving back home.

Today we probably would have stayed even longer lingering on that bench had the guitarist continued playing. He left at 11 AM…so the early birds were rewarded by going to this farmers market when it opened if wishing to hear live music.

Delicious Cheese Offerings

Our original intent was to scout out the fresh vegetables. We then saw the cheese display of Brazos Valley Cheese. A friendly young man was handing out samples of all of his cheeses. To say that they were delicious is an understatement! Several of them are award-winning in wide-ranging contests from Montreal, Canada, to Seattle, Washington.

It is not too surprising after listening to this young man and also checking out their website. They use raw cow’s milk from their grass-fed, free-ranging cows in their cheesemaking. This delicious cheese is free of antibiotics, growth hormones, artificial colors, and flavor enhancers, as well as preservatives, and aged in an underground cave.

Our predominant purchases came from this one booth today at the Memorial Villages Farmers Market, as you can see from my photo.

We did purchase a beautiful eggplant plus another jar of green salsa from PAIN TRAIN GREEN-GO SALSA company. We were first introduced to the salsa at the Farmers Market on Grand Parkway in Katy, Texas.

2nd Cup Coffee

We would have ordered a breakfast taco at one of the booths. Sadly for us, they had already sold out of them for the day. Next to them was a booth selling coffee. All of the proceeds for sales of that coffee go to help fund the agencies fighting against human trafficking. It is called 2nd Cup Coffee, and they have locations in other farmers' markets in Houston.

So we felt extra-good sipping on our morning cup of java while listening to the beautiful guitar music.

Will we be returning to this farmers market again? Absolutely! There are still some others we wish to check out, but this one is a winner. There are approximately 40 vendors at this Memorial Villages Farmers Market. Check out their website to learn more.

2nd Cup Coffee Sign

2nd Cup Coffee Sign

Location and Hours

Their location is here: 10840 Beinhorn Road, Houston, Texas 77024. The hours at the Memorial Villages Farmers Market are from 9 AM to 1 PM every Saturday.

When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization.

— Daniel Webster

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Peggy Woods

Comments

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 02, 2021:

Hi Misbah,

I am happy to be able to introduce you to this fabulous farmer's market in Houston. The setting is what helps make it so enjoyable to visit.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on March 02, 2021:

I like it, Peggy, it sounds great

Thanks for sharing

Blessings

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 02, 2021:

Hi Amy,

My husband and I have been doing most of our grocery shopping with the free curbside pickup in order to avoid crowds. Like you, we hope to be able to safely shop at farmer's markets sometime soon. We have both gotten our first vaccine shots. Hooray!

Amy on March 02, 2021:

Just waiting for the Covid Crisis to end and warmer weather. This looks like a beautiful setting for a farmers market. Thanks for the tip.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on November 30, 2020:

Hi, Au fait,

We have avoided going to farmer's markets during the pandemic, and are using the free pickups at grocery stores by ordering things ahead of time. We could probably do it if they are not too crowded, and if everyone wears masks.

It will be getting cold here also. We should get up to 54 today, but tonight it may get as low as 31 degrees. We will be covering some of our more tender plants outside for tonight. That will be an early freeze for us if it happens.

Take care! Looking forward to better days ahead!

C E Clark from North Texas on November 30, 2020:

This looks like a fun market to visit. Weather is getting a little cooler now, so if it's open in the afternoon, that might be the best time to go this time of year. Currently 34º F. and dropping here north of DFW.

I haven't gone to farm markets very many times. Currently, like so many people, I go to the food bank and they have lots of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Posting this article on FB & AH.

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Hope you've had a great Thanksgiving and that you are keeping safe. Hopefully this nightmare will be over soon.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 14, 2020:

Hi Nancy,

I am pleased that you liked this.

Nancy Hinchliff on March 14, 2020:

As usual, I so enjoyed your article....so interesting and informative.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 13, 2020:

Hello Chitrangada,

Do you not have farmer's markets in your area? Perhaps they call it something different? Glad you liked the appearance of this one.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 13, 2020:

Hi FlourishAnyway,

The advantage of purchasing things from farmer's markets is that you are helping your local economy. Also, in the case of vegetables and fruits, etc., they are generally harvested that same day, so they are really fresh. Added to that, they are fun!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on March 13, 2020:

Great overview of the Memorial village farmers market. Everything looks neat and a wonderful place to shop and enjoy.

When I had been to US, I loved the concept of farmers market.

Thanks for sharing this wonderful article and some great pictures.

FlourishAnyway from USA on March 13, 2020:

This looks and sounds like fun and makes me want to go. Our area has farmers markets but I never go. I probably should.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 10, 2020:

Hi Donna,

I am happy for you. I hope your move goes smoothly. Yes, using local honey is attributed to helping with allergies. Thanks for your comment.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 10, 2020:

Hi Ruby,

I agree. Farmer's markets are fun places in which to get locally grown fruits and veggies, and in our case, much more.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 10, 2020:

Hi Mary,

Farmer's markets are a fun place to explore and find goodies not always available elsewhere. Each of them differs, and it is fun discovering those differences.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 10, 2020:

Hi Pamela,

Yes, we do like the variety of products sold at this farmer's market. I appreciate your comment.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 10, 2020:

Hello Bushra,

The colors are always so inviting when looking at vegetables, etc. in a farmer's market. The fresh air and milling crowds adds to the overall effect.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 10, 2020:

Hi Umesh,

So glad you enjoyed reading this.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 10, 2020:

Hi Bill,

Yes, this Memorial Villages Farmers Market is a lovely setting. I know that you spend some time at farmer's markets in your area.

Donna Rayne from Greenwood, Indiana on March 10, 2020:

After I get moved next month, moving from California to Indiana. Getting back together with my husband yay... We will be going to farmer's markets and I want to get some farm fresh honey. When you buy and consume honey that has been made in your local community it helps with allergy sufferers.

Fantastic article!

Blessings,

Donna Rayne

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on March 10, 2020:

There is no place I'd rather go than a farmers market. Fresh vegies and fruit. If I lived near I would shop there. Nice presentation.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on March 10, 2020:

I love farmers' markets and can't wait for the summer to go once again. Those cheeses look particularly good.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on March 10, 2020:

This looks like a wonderful farmer's market. That market has a lot to offer. We have a framer's market here but they do not have the cheeses, which is sad as yours look delicious. We do get farmers from northern FL and southern GA and there products are great.

Your pictures ae good and I can see why you would go to this market fairly often, Peggy.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 10, 2020:

Hi Bill,

We have farmer's markets year-round here in the Houston area. You will soon start enjoying the ones up in your area.

Anya Ali from Rabwah, Pakistan on March 10, 2020:

Sounds charming! I enjoy walking around the markets here, too, because the bright-colored veggies and fruit are so pretty to look at.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on March 10, 2020:

A beautiful article with well presented locale and information. Good work.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on March 10, 2020:

What a lovely setting! I love outdoor markets on a sunny day. It's a great way to get some fresh air and hopefully find a great deal. :)

Bill De Giulio from Massachusetts on March 10, 2020:

What a glorious day and a wonderful setting. It's a bit early up here in New England for outdoor farmers markets but soon. Love the photos, makes me really looking forward to spring up here.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 10, 2020:

Hi Liz,

We also thought that the 2nd Cup Coffee proceeds went to a good cause, and we were happy to support it. Happy to know that my photos made you feel as if you were there.

Liz Westwood from UK on March 10, 2020:

You have given a great account of this farmers market. I like the idea of fundraising coffee, especially for such a good cause. Your photos make me feel as if I have been there.

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