Westchase District Farmers Market About to Sprout

October 22, 2013 by  
Filed under Events

imageDebuts Oct. 24, will run every Thursday, 3 to 6 p.m., one block west of Beltway 8

Westchase District, St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church, the United States Department
of Agriculture and more than a dozen local producers have teamed up to launch the Westchase District Farmers
Market.

Vendors will offer fresh, locally-grown produce, beef, lamb, pork and cheeses, as well as prepared food and
value-added products such as jams and jellies, honey, soaps and bread.

The year-round, weekly market will be open Thursdays from 3 to 6 p.m., in the parking lot of
St. Cyril, 10503 Westheimer Road (at Rogerdale Road, one block west of Beltway 8).

The Alief area just south of Westchase District is considered by the USDA to be a “food desert,” where
affordable healthy food is difficult to obtain. Westchase District is surrounded by great neighborhoods and
hundreds of thousands of area residents. While these consumers will still shop grocery stores for staples, many
have said they welcome the opportunity to buy locally-grown food in a farmers market environment that creates
a unique gathering location for the community.

The Westchase District Farmers Market is made possible by a $65,000 grant through the USDA’s Farmers
Market Promotion Program. The FMPP supports efforts to improve and expand domestic farmers markets and
other community-supported agriculture programs.

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