The Bastrop 1832 Farmers Market is a project of Bastrop Sustainable Agricultural Community (BSAC), a nonprofit 501c3 corporation.
Mission, Purpose and Philosophy
The mission of the Bastrop 1832 Farmers Market (a Texas Deptartment of Agriculture Certified 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.
In this manner, the Market provides access to local, healthy, affordable food for children and adults of Bastrop and the surrounding area while supporting family farmers and ranchers to create a local, sustainable agricultural economy, preserve farmland, and improve individual health and strengthen the community.
The Bastrop 1832 Farmers Market also supports local food banks to ensure that the needy have access to the same healthy food. Furthermore, Bastrop 1832 Farmers Market provides education about and support of the region's agriculture and teaches young people how to grow and sell food. Finally, the Bastrop 1832 Farmers Market contributes funds to other local, tax-exempt charities, such as groups assisting abused women and children and 4-H clubs.
- Bastrop Chamber of Commerce Member
- Smithville Chamber of Commerce Member
- Certified Texas Farmers Market
- Go Texan Member