Freshen Up!

May 20th, 2009  |  City: | Published in Events & Activities

*Photos by Rebecca

My new favorite word these days is “localism”. I won’t take responsibility for creating it, but I do use it when describing how I try to support the local Austin scene as much as possible to enhance my experience as a proud inhabitant of this community-oriented city. Saturday I took out my photography camera to finish a roll of film I had started recently, and headed over to the Austin Farmer’s Market, downtown at 4th and Guadalupe, that takes place every Saturday from 9 AM- 1 PM.  I had stopped by once before, but this must be the season for all kinds of fresh produce, because produce representation was more than abundant! In addition to the fresh fruits and veggies always available,  I always love meeting the local food producers, such as Kakawa Chocolates (I tried the cacao nibs and cacao beans coated in sugar and CocoaVanilla..mmm), and Zhi Tea, where I purchased a Blood Orange loose leaf sample that should make about 3 cups for only $3 with my GoLocal Austin Card (which you can purchase for $10 at the Farmer’s Market, and use to save on local purchases there and at local businesses around Austin!)  

Photos taken at the Austin Farmer's Market of the fresh produce and colorful experience on GoLocal Austin Day!

Photos taken at the Austin Farmer's Market of the fresh produce and colorful experience on GoLocal Austin Day!

Weekend or Mid-Week Rebeccammendation for fresh ingredients, local food/beverage products, and an opportunity to support the Austin community: The Austin Farmer’s Market is a great place to meet local producers, learn about their products, and support the local Austin community and surrounding areas while picking up the freshest ingredients or snacks to enjoy during your weekend adventures! This is also a great way to participate in Green Entertaining, if you use your fresh purchases to cook for guests at home, or if you make this a destination for out of town guests so they can get a small taste of local Austin. Check it out at 4th and Guadalupe on Saturdays from 9 AM-1 PM, or on Wednesdays from 4 PM-8PM at 46th and Lamar (at The Triangle). 

*NOTE: Check out this awesome article that has strategies for shopping at a farmer’s market. Featured by musiccityfoodie.com, from the Chicago Tribune.

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