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Real farmers market in San Antonio?

Alright chowhounders, I have a trip report from the farmers market on Jackson Keller. We arrived at around 9am to a fairly full parking lot and a selection of about 10 different vendors. We first surveyed the booths to see what everyone had to offer and then went booth by booth to talk with the owners and pick out our produce. For the most part, everyone sold their own produce with the exception of the stray peach or watermelon shipped in from a few counties away. Not much in the way of organic but plenty of locally farmed stuff.

We walked away with sweet potatoes, big juicy red and yellow tear drop tomatoes, pickling cucumbers and some okra. The sweet potatoes were sliced and baked with salt pepper and olive oil this evening. The red tomatoes found their way to my plate drizzled with balsamic vinegar and some 'top shelf' olive oil. Mmm good.

I would say the selection, quality and location of the farmers market will get me to return. I read about one near 281 and Jones Maltsberger in a Wal-mart parking lot but I am going to have to boycott that one on principle and irony.

Sep 23, 2007
sanantone in Texas

Real farmers market in San Antonio?

Thanks for the help from you few SA vegetable eaters out there. I think I am going to scout out the one on Jackson Keller this weekend and will report back.

Sep 18, 2007
sanantone in Texas

Real farmers market in San Antonio?

San Antonio, really, does no one go to farmers markets around here? Can someone help me out for a Saturday morning shopping trip?

Sep 14, 2007
sanantone in Texas

Restaurants in Port "A"

I realize that you have probably already gone and come back from port a but for anyone else headed down there...
There is a seafood shop called port a seafood co. (or something close to that) right next to the IGA. All they sell is fresh seafood and if you aren't renting or camping at a place that you can cook, they will steam it for you. It’s a ton better than any of the crap you’ll get served in most port a restaurants.

Sep 12, 2007
sanantone in Texas

Real farmers market in San Antonio?

I recently moved to San Antonio and am having trouble finding a decent farmers market. I found a list on the sa express site:

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/metr...

and tried one of the listings, Artisans Alley, but there was only one table set up with a few boxes of tomatoes. Are they all like that? The list in the link above is very long and I don't know that I have the patience to try them all to hopefully find the 'big' one in town.

I live fairly central so location doesn't matter too much but I need one open on weekends. Good variety of produce, microgreens, herbs, meats, eggs with some artisan food makers is preferred.

Thanks...

Sep 12, 2007
sanantone in Texas