Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Farmers Market opening at Houston City Hall

Farmers markets in Houston are popular. There is one in Midtown at the T'Afia Restaurant in Midtown, Rice University...etc. Now the farmers and their markets are going all the way to city hall... literally. Urban Harvest is opening a new one at the city of Houston's City Hall this week:


The New Farmers' Market: Farm-Fresh Ideas for Producers Managers & CommunitiesCity Hall is the center of Houston's government and will soon be home to the city's newest farmers market, debuting on October 13, 2010. City Hall Farmers Market, the newest in Urban Harvest's family of farmers markets, will be held every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The market is being started in partnership with the City of Houston and will be officially opened on Wednesday, October 13 at 10 a.m., with a celebration at noon with Mayor Annise Parker, City of Houston Sustainability Director Laura Spanjian, Mark Bowen of Urban Harvest, Monica Pope from t'afia Restaurant, Chris Shepherd from Catalan Food and Wine and Randy Evans from Haven Restaurant.

The City Hall Farmers Market will have 40 vendors located along both sides of City Hall's lovely reflection pool, offering local produce and foodstuffs such as salad mixes, fresh fruit, cheese, yogurt, locally roasted coffee, and a variety of prepared and hot foods so downtown office workers and residents can enjoy lunch at City Hall around the Reflection Pool, at the adjacent Tranquility Park or at their desk.

The Market will also feature a Chef's Corner, sponsored by My Table magazine, where chefs will do live cooking demos using local products. For the first market, the Chef’s Corner will be kicked off in style with Monica Pope of t'afia, Chris Shepherd of Catalan Food and Wine and Randy Evans of Haven. Samples of their work will be on-hand. READ THE REST

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