Bastrop 1832 Farmers Market ~ Open: Every Saturday 10-2, year round
1302 Chestnut St. Bastrop, TX 78602
Between the new Lost Pines Art League and the Convention Center
For more information: 512-360-4799 or 512-360-4502
About our logo—it was designed with the idea of commemorating the founding of the city of Bastrop in 1832. We honor the original settlers, farmers, and ranchers with the Texas Star and date and remember all the hard work it took to establish homes and businesses back then. In addition, red is for the fruits of our labors, the green for growth of our mission, yellow for blossoming of our passion to create a farmers marketplace for small family farmers, ranchers, producers, and artisans to provide Bastrop and the surrounding area with locally grown foods and farm products in a direct farm-to-consume marketing venue that serves diverse populations, preserves and promotes regional agriculture, and enhances the quality of life in the greater Bastrop area.
Happening in October: Farmers Festival!
October is Chili Month! We offer both grass fed beef by Granny’s Garden and naturally raised pork by LeBouef Pig Farm for your cooking pleasure plus free recipes.
- October is also National Pork Month (Check out LeBouef Pig Farm for lots of great cuts of meat!)
- National Cookie Month and National Dessert Month with lots of vendor to treat your sweet tooth: Picci’s Farm, Made with Love, P&J Sweets, Bradshaw Farms,
- National Pasta Month: Granny’s Garden and Bradshaw Farms
- October is the best time to plant your fall garden: Christian’s Organics, Bastrop Gardens, In the Garden, and Sunset Hills Farm
October 15th Food Tasting, 10:30am-1pm—Chili! And seasonal veggies
October 22nd Farmer Don Scarecrow naming ceremony in honor of Don Mikeska
October 29th Celebrate Halloween early with a drawing for prizes from the market vendors such as eggs, veggies, cookies, etc.
All month long: Enter our drawing for a $10 gift certificate to spend on any of our great products
All month long: Donate your spare change to the Bastrop Food Pantry—whatever you donate will be matched by the market! Double your gift!
Meet two of our new vendors!
Joyce Smith of Grammy’s Country Kitchen Farm
I am a retired school teacher living in the Jeddo community. My husband and I raise beef cattle and produce hay. At the farmers market I sell EGGS. I have a variety of hens: Cinnamon Queens and Production Red hens that lay jumbo brown eggs (some even double yolks!), and Ameraucanas who lay blue green eggs. I use the composted litter from the hen houses to fertilize blackberry vines, figs, and my vegetable garden. I have fresh herbs, jelly and jam available and some pickles. All jarred items are grown on my farm. I use feed bags to make tote bags. Will have vegetables later in the season.
Please come by my booth on the porch to pick up a recipe or learn some surprising facts about eggs.
Andrea Cudin with Lira Rossa Artisan Cheese
She will be presenting Smoked ricotta (ricotta affumcata) and handmade fresh mozzarella and ricotta cheeses made at the creamery located at Four E Dairy, Inc. a family-owned dairy farm located in the rolling hills of Lavaca County off of FM 1295, between the small communities of Praha and Komensky. It is an Italian dairy located in Moulton, Texas. They make cheese following old recipes of the dairies from Friuli, Italy. All cheese is made with milk from Four E Dairy. Please welcome them to our market! Take Erika Bradshaw's word for the outstanding quality of their cheeses: "One of the best mozzarella I have ever tasted!"
We are looking for some small family farmers with vegetables and fruits to sell at our market!
Visit us during market hours (Saturday 10-2) and speak with Vendor Liaison Erika Bradshaw directly about becoming a vendor. Or call her at 512-360-4799 and leave a message about what you would like to sell at our market.
We are a producers’ only market which means that all products brought to market are grown, made, baked, or prepared personally by the vendor--no reselling is allowed. Also no wholesaling to the general public is allowed at market, nor is dumping (selling for substantially less than market averages).
We are also looking for a musician or two to play on Saturday mornings at market. Contact Erika at market. Or call her at 512 360-4799 and leave a message about your music. Not much money but some free veggies and happy customers.
Open all year round, inside a reconverted enclosed barn; hours are Saturdays 10-2. The Texas Lone Star card is welcomed for food purchases. Discover our fresh locally grown fruits & vegetables, grass-fed beef, pork, farm eggs, local honey, breads & pastries, prepared foods, baked goods, jams, jellies, pickles, Chinese herbals, plants, herbs, handcrafted items such as: soaps, candles, jewelry, metal arts, gourds, rugs, and more!
We welcome the Texas Lone Star card for food purchases.
The Bastrop 1832 Farmers Market is a project of Bastrop Sustainable Agricultural Community, a non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation. Market opened May 8, 2008.
Our mission includes operating the Bastrop 1832 Farmers Market to provide Bastrop and the surrounding region with locally grown foods and farm products in direct farm-to-consumer marketing that serves a diverse population, preserves and promotes our local agriculture and improves the quality of life in the greater Bastrop County area.
We provide a market designed for farmers and artisans, including those who are economically disadvantaged, to sell their farm and ranch products, artisan goods, prepared foods and other handmade products.
The Bastrop 1832 Farmers Market improves access to local, healthy, affordable food for children and adults while assisting family farmers and ranchers to create a local, sustainable agricultural economy.
Our market also helps to ensure that the needy have access to the healthy food, through our Demonstration & Giving Garden, harvested by the Bastrop Food Pantry and with cash donations from our Spare Change Campaign.
In addition, Bastrop 1832 Farmers Market provides education about agriculture and teaches young people how to grow and sell food through our school garden programs.
We feature regular food/cooking demonstrations to provide information on preparing fresh foods and maintains a library of free recipes and gardening handouts.
For General Market information & Vendor inquiries: Erika Bradshaw at 512-360-4799 or Dolores Leeper at 512-360-4502.