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:
Market Manager Robert Fajkus 512-237-0553
National Nutrition Month® March 2017
National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.
The Market wants to help you eat better--please visit us at the market on Saturdays 10am-2pm for fresh seasonal foods such as veggies, fruits, grass fed beef, pasture raised pork and chicken, farm eggs, sprouts and micro greens, local honey, herbs, flowers, baked goods, prepared foods, jams, jellies, and pickles, cookies and confections, and much more!
The Theme for 2017 is "Put Your Best Fork Forward", which acts as a reminder that each bite counts. Making just small shifts in our food choices, can add up over time.
The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggest starting with small changes in order to make healthier lasting changes you can enjoy. This year's theme for National Nutrition Month inspires us to start with small changes in our eating habits- one forkful at a time. So whether you are planning meals to prepare at home or making selections when eating out, Put Your Best Fork Forward to help find your healthy eating style.
Many free handouts about healthy eating available in our Information Corner located at the back corner inside the market building.
Ideas to add more nutrition to your life:
- Create an eating style that includes a variety of your favorite, healthful foods.
- Practice cooking more at home and experiment with healthier ingredients.
- How much we eat is as important as what we eat. Eat and drink the right amount for you, as MyPlate encourages us to do.
- Find activities that you enjoy and be physically active most days of the week.
- Manage your weight or lower your health risks by consulting a registered dietitian nutritionist. RDNs can provide sound, easy-to-follow personalized nutrition advice to meet your lifestyle, preferences and health-related
Saturday March 18th 10am-2pm Plant Extravaganza
Our vendors will be offering many varieties of vegetable plants (tomato, pepper, and squash, and more), bedding plants, herb plants, trees, shrubs, & ornamentals for sale. All grown locally by our vendors and just in time for spring planting! Many free handouts about gardening available in our Information Corner located at the back corner of the market building.
For the most current information about our market and food in season, please check out our Face Book
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 Market Manager Robert Fajkus directly about becoming a vendor. Or call him at 512-237-0553 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 Robert at market. Or call him at 512-237-0553 and leave a message about your music. Not much money but 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 with cash donations from our Spare Change Campaign.
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: Market Manager Robert Fajkus: 512-237-0553