Austin Farmers Markets

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Exploring the vibrant city of Austin, Texas, offers a unique blend of music, culture, and a thriving local food movement that’s hard to find anywhere else. At the heart of this culinary renaissance are the city’s farmers markets and farm-to-table restaurants, which not only provide a feast for the senses but also support local agriculture and sustainable eating practices. Whether you’re a local food enthusiast, a visitor looking to taste the city’s fresh flavors, or someone interested in sustainable eating practices, Austin’s farmers markets and farm-to-table restaurants offer a rich culinary experience.

Top 5 Farmers Markets in Austin

Austin’s farmers markets are bustling hubs of activity, offering everything from fresh produce to artisanal foods. Here are the top five markets you won’t want to miss:

1. Sustainable Food Center Farmers’ Market Downtown

Nestled in downtown Austin at the historic Republic Square Park, this market is a Saturday morning staple for locals and visitors alike. It offers 75 weekly vendors, with a focus on local and pasture-raised meats, organic seasonal fruits and veggies, and artisanal foods and products, along with cooking demos and musical performances.

2. Texas Farmers’ Market at Mueller

Voted the Austin’ Chronicle’s Best of Austin Farmers’ Market 10 years in a row!

A pet-friendly producer-only (which means all vendors have been inspected by the Texas Farmers Market team) market that spans nearly 20,000 square feet. Open on Sundays, it’s perfect for a stroll after a brunch outing and to help stock your fridge for the week! It offers a variety of prepared foods alongside local, organic fresh produce and pasture raised meats.

3. Boggy Creek Farm Market

This urban farm in East Austin provides a direct farm-to-consumer experience. Open Wednesday through Saturday, it’s the go-to place for organic produce straight from the source, ensuring freshness and supporting local agriculture. Travel back in time, when things moved just a little bit slower & walk the grounds of Austin’s oldest modern-day urban farm. Boggy Creek Farm uses regenerative, no-till, sustainable practices to grow vegetables and fruits, nurturing the planet and feeding the folks of Austin at the same time! 

4. Barton Creek Farmers Market

Located at Barton Creek Square on Saturdays, this multi award-winning market hosts a wide range of local vendors, offering fresh food and artisan gifts and is known for its local talent performances and live music.

5. Sustainable Food Center Farmers’ Market Sunset Valley

Another gem, operated by the Sustainable Food Center, and located at the Toney Burger Center, this south Austin market has run for over 10 years, with over 35 local vendors and featuring live music, you can find in-season fruits and vegetables from local farms, pasture raised meats and eggs and locally made pastries!

Farm-to-Table Restaurants in Austin

Austin’s farm-to-table restaurants are a testament to the city’s commitment to locally sourced, fresh ingredients. Here are some of the best places to enjoy a meal that’s both delicious and sustainable:

Josephine House

This Clarksville cottage offers a cozy, intimate dining experience with a menu that changes daily based on available local ingredients. Open for Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch and Happy Hour, serving a changing daily menu, based on seasonality and locally sourced products. 

Dai Due

This restaurant and butcher shop focuses on Texas cuisine, using ingredients sourced from local farms and ranches. Their moto is “from the two kingdoms of nature, choose food with care.” This is reflected in their focus on hyper local ingredients, incorporating bounties, and scarcity of the seasons into their menus. 


An Italian-inspired restaurant that emphasizes whole, locally sourced ingredients, with a focus on sustainability and zero waste. Born and raised in Austin, the Chef Ian Thurwachter & Chocolatier/Pastry Chef Krystal Craig have shared their love of Italian cuisine and their combined knowledge of savory and sweet with the Austin community since 2018.

Barley Swine

Known for its innovative dishes made with locally sourced ingredients, Barley Swine works directly with local farmers to showcase Austin’s produce. Barley Swine is a pre-fixe menu with an optional Beverage Pairing available. 

Emmer & Rye

Located in the Rainey Street District, the James Beard nominated, Emmer & Rye, is a top-rated restaurant that has showcased the flavors of locally-sourced ingredients since it opened its doors in 2015. With a straight-forward, farm-to-table dining concept, Emmer & Rye offers an ever-changing menu that’s seasonally inspired, making every visit a unique experience. The restaurant has an in-house mill that allows them to make fresh pasta, bread, and pastries, giving the dishes a distinct taste and texture. Emmer & Rye is a carbon neutral restaurant. 

Exploring Austin’s farmers markets and farm-to-table restaurants is not just about enjoying delicious food; it’s about supporting local farmers, sustainable agriculture, and the community. Whether you’re indulging in a farm-fresh meal at one of the city’s top restaurants or picking up produce at a local market, you’re participating in a movement that values freshness, quality, and sustainability.

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So, next time you’re in Austin, dive into its local food scene, and let Residology take care of your Austin housing needs, ensuring a stay that’s as rewarding as it is responsible. 

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