New weekday farmers market sprouts up in downtown San Antonio
If you are like us, by the time Wednesday rolls around the pantry starts to look a little bare. Instead of making a dinner out of protein bars, ketchup, and that two-year-old box of quinoa, may we suggest something better: going to the farmers market for a quick weekday refresh.
Now, San Antonians can do that easier than ever with the introduction of LocalSprout’s indoor mid-week market, debuting April 25 at its downtown facility at 503 Chestnut St. The hydroponic growers collaborated with members of its incubator, the Food Hub, and supplier the Chop Shop Produce Co. to bring sustainable produce and artisan food to the city’s core.
The new weekly market will, of course, feature fresh fruits and vegetables, plus treats from local manufacturers. Among the delicious offerings are several Food Hub companies including beans from Pulp Coffee Roaster, fermented foods from Madge’s Food Company, gourmet chili from JD’s Chili Parlor, sauces and spices from Southern Grit Flavor, rice pudding from RiceRise, and charcuterie from Swine House.
Local favorites like Holdman Honey, Hearts and Hands baked goods, and oil and vinegar maker The Artful Olive will also be on hand.
In addition to feeding bellies, customers will also be able to feed their minds. Each week, the market will be hosting a local expert to teach a class on food production, sustainable agriculture, or other foodie topics.
Kicking things off is LocalSprout CEO Mitchell Hagney, who will be leading a discussion on low-input gardening — a type of sustainable cultivation that can create high yields for urban gardeners. The following weeks will feature introductions to charcuterie, hydroponics 101, the fundamentals of fermentation, and a class on making jellies and jams.