Fredericksburg Farmers Market
The Fredericksburg Farmers Market (FFM) is a seven-month long, weekly event that brings locally grown food to the community. FFM is a producer/grower market consisting of farmers, ranches and wineries located within the geographic neighborhood of Gillespie and adjacent counties. FFM has been operating for eight years in the Marktplatz, the center of Fredericksburg. In 2011, in partnership with the Pioneer Museum, we expanded to include a two-month fall market on Pioneer’s grounds to bring fall produce to the community and to emphasize the historical importance of agriculture to the local economy. We are growing and now have some 21 vendors that participate in the FFM. FFM is maintained by a group of volunteers whose goal is to bring good local food to the community, help our local farmers, ranchers and wineries sell product, and further promote Fredericksburg as a culinary arts center. In addition to the availability of fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs and cheese, you can also enjoy cooking demonstrations, wine tasting and live music.
We believe it is important to think and act locally. By this we mean, whenever possible buy locally grown and produced foods for your table. When you support your independent, local farms, you not only help our environment, but the planet as a whole. Reducing transportation emissions and excess packaging makes a difference for the environment and our bodies. More importantly, nothing tastes quite as good as something picked and prepared fresh the same day.
Hours: Thursdays 4–7 pm. Rain or Shine.