News Farmers’ Market in Houston Brings Fresh Produce and Community


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A tiny customer blows bubbles at the first East End Farmers’ Market. Source:

Houston’s East End is a histrionically Latino area that is trying to find its place among Houston’s growing young, urban population. A new farmers’ market hopes to bridge the gap between long-time residents and their new neighbors.

The East End Farmers’ Market stretches along a two-block length of the Navigation Boulevard esplanade and will be open every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

One main feature of the market: fresh, affordable produce.

A “veggie-mobile” run by Sown & Grown, an urban micro farm, will stock surplus produce and seedlings from the farm and sell with a “pay what you can afford” system.

Rebecca Verm, owner of Sown & Grown, said this is all part of her effort to get fresh produce into a “good home” and to show residents of an area often described as a food desert that good, fresh vegetables can be accessible.

Vendors will also share tips for backyard gardens and urban farming.

The market is sponsored by the East End Foundation.

Read more about the first East End market in this news article.

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