Tips for eating local in Austin


Eating local is beneficial for many reasons and in Austin this is not difficult to do. Some of the benefits include the fact that it is good for the environment – because the food uses less waste to travel a shorter distance to get to our tables. It’s also fresher when it arrives, which means more time to use those products and less spoilage. And, it’s great for the local economy, local farmers and residents.

Visit your local farmer’s market

NameAddressDay + Time
Texas Farmers Market at Mueller

4209 Airport Blvd.

Austin, Texas 78722


10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Texas Farmers Market at Lakeline

11200 Lakeline Mall Drive

Cedar Park, Texas 78613


9 a.m.-1 p.m.

SFC Farmers’ market Downtown

Republic Square 422 Guadalupe St,

Austin, TX 78701


9 a.m.-1 p.m.

SFC Farmers’ market Sunset Valley

Toney Burger Center 3200 Jones Road,

Austin, TX 78745


9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Lone star Farmers Market Bee Cave

12700 Hill Country Blvd.

Bee Cave, TX 78738


10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Lone star Farmers Market Dripping Springs

16604 Fitzhugh Rd,

Dripping Springs, TX 78620


4 p.m.-8 p.m.

Barton Creek Farmer’s Market

2901 S Capital of Texas Hwy.

Austin, TX 78746


9 a.m.-1 p.m.

HOPE farmers market

East 5th & Comal

Austin, TX 78702


11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Farmer George Round Rock Farmers Market

201 University Oaks Blvd,

Round Rock, TX 78665


10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Farmer George Gateway Farmers Market

9607 Research Blvd,

Austin, TX 78759


12 p.m.-4 p.m.

Boggy Creek Farm Stand

3414 Lyons Rd,

Austin, TX 78702

September - July

Wed, Thur, Fri & Sat

8 a.m.-1 p.m.


Support businesses made in Texas

We are lucky to live in a city that has many local businesses and it is easy to find them. We’re the birthplace of Whole foods, not far away from the HEB headquarters in San Antonio and many of our restaurants are locally-owned. When shopping at your local store, look for the GO TEXAN logo on products. http://www.gotexan.org/

Support restaurants who make an effort to use local resources

Austin is known to be a health conscious city and savvy when it comes to sustainability, which influences restaurant choices as well. There are many farm-to-table restaurants, even some with their own farms! Many menus or websites will state where they receive their produce and meats from, but if not, just ask!


Learn to garden

Learning to garden or grow your own food is not only the freshest, but most affordable and convenient way to have fresh produce. Check out these places for classes in Austin:

Join a community-supported agriculture (CSA) program

Another great option would be to join a CSA program to get in-season produce in a subscription style service. This is a partnership with local farms where you pay for a share of their upcoming harvests.  

Austin has many CSA programs and local gardening classes in the area: