National Farmers Market Week is Sunday-Saturday, Aug. 4-10.
Celebrate at Bastrop 1832 Farmers Market Week Saturday Aug 12, 10am-2pm.
Find lots of fresh local foods, provided by local farmers, ranchers, producers, and live music from 10:30 thru 12:30.
National Farmers Market Week is Sunday-Saturday, Aug. 4-10. Always the first week of August, National Farmers Market Week is timed to coincide with when local produce is reaching its peak. Available right now at our market: summer crops of strawberry figs, cucumbers, eggplants, summer squash, butternut squash, cherry tomatoes, peaches, watermelon, okra, sweet and hot peppers, potatoes, zucchini, The observance is a great chance to thank a farmer and show you value what markets bring to their communities in terms of social, economic and healthier lifestyles.
Think about it: Farmers markets preserve farmland, stimulate local economies, increase the public's access to nutritious food and promote sustainability.
The National Farmers Market Coalition released these reasons why farmers markets are needed.
* The U.S. loses an acre of farmland a minute to development.
* Locally owned retailers, such as farmers markets, return more than three times as much of their sales to the local economy compared to chain competitors.
* Of vendors selling in these markets, 25 percent derive their sole source of income from the market; 50 percent derive at least half their income from market sales.
* Farmers markets are conducive to social interaction. People who shop at farmers markets have 15-20 social interactions per visit, compared to one or two per visit at the grocery.
* Markets offer increased access to fresh food: $24 million in SNAP benefits (food stamps) were spent at farmers markets in 2018. That's fresh food for low-income Americans and increased income for local farmers.
* 60% of farmers market shoppers in low-income neighborhoods report that their market had better prices than the grocery.
Available right now at our market: summer crops: strawberry figs, cucumbers, eggplants, summer squash, butternut squash, cherry tomatoes, peaches, watermelon, okra, sweet and hot peppers, potatoes, zucchini, and more. Also available: grass-fed beef, pasture raised pork & chicken, farm eggs, local raw honey, prepared foods, breads, baked goods, cookies & confections, jams, jellies, pickles, Chinese herbals, a wide variety of plants, and more! Plus a variety of handmade artisan wares including: jewelry, soaps, candles, knitted goods, wooden bowls, and more. We gladly accept the Texas Lone Star Card (SNAP) for food purchases.
Market hours: Every Saturday 10-2, year round. Usually have live music, too!
The Bastrop 1832 Farmers Market is a project of Bastrop Sustainable Agricultural Community (BSAC), a non-profit 501c3 corporation. The mission of the Bastrop 1832 Farmers Market is to create and sustain a market space for small family farmers, ranchers, producers, and artisans, including those who are economically disadvantaged, to sell and promote their own farm and ranch products, artisan wares, ready-to-eat foods and other homemade products in a family-oriented environment. The vendors of The Bastrop 1832 Farmers Market are an enthusiastic and friendly group of farmers, ranchers and artisans. Our market features locally grown food: vegetables, fruits, farm eggs, meats, honey, prepared foods, plus handcrafted artisan goods. Please come visit us soon!
Interested in selling at Bastrop 1832 Farmers Market?
We are looking for new vendors, especially of vegetables and fruits from small family farms.
We are also looking for producers; whatever you can grow in Central Texas! Visit us during market hours (Saturday 10-2) and speak with Market Manager Robert Fajkus directly to discuss becoming a vendor. Our main emphasis is attracting more veggie and fruit growers. Space for added value products and artisan wares is limited at this time.
The vendors of The Bastrop 1832 Farmers Market are an enthusiastic and friendly group of farmers, ranchers and artisans. Our market features locally grown food: vegetables, fruits, farm eggs, meats, honey, prepared foods, plus handcrafted artisan goods. Inside our covered barn, located at 1302 Chestnut St. next to the Convention Center and across from City Hall in Bastrop, Texas. Please come visit us soon! We welcome the Texas Lone Star card for food purchases.
ALL Vendors will need to present copies of all applicable licenses, including sales tax, food handler’s permit, and liability insurance.
Download a PDF Fact Sheet with more information about being a vendor at Bastrop 1832 Farmers Market.
MAILING ADDRESS: (lost our physical mailbox last year).
Bastrop 1832 Farmers Market
Bastrop, TX 78602
Bastrop 1832 Farmers Market
C/O Dolores Leeper
145 Easley Rd
Smithville, TX 78957