Tired of fast food restaurants and want to start eating healthier? Expand your horizons with natural and organic food that’s tasty and locally grown at McAllen’s farmers markets. We understand that with so many tempting restaurants and big chain grocery stores, you might wonder, why bother with buying local, fresh food? What’s the difference? There is an abundance of reasons why shopping at your local farmers market is much better for your health and community!
Taste Real Flavors
You read that right. Fruits and vegetables at the farmers markets are the freshest and tastiest. There isn’t long distance shipping, no ripening process, no frozen prepackaging and no sitting for weeks in storage. It’s available right away with juicy and tasty flavors.
Enjoy the Season
Have you ever eaten a sour strawberry? If so, then it’s probably because it wasn’t in season. All fruits and vegetables have a particular season. At local farmers markets, you will find seasonal food. It reflects what is in season and the cycles of nature in our region. Find the list of in-season fruits and vegetables here.
Know Where Your Food Comes From
If you go to your local grocery store and ask where a specific fruit comes from, they might not know. At the local farmers market, you can chat up with the local vendors to learn more about how and where your food is produced.
Connect with Your Community
With all the hustle and bustle of work and daily life, it’s nice to make new connections in your local community. Not only are you getting fresh and healthier items, you’ll also be supporting local growers while learning about new and tasty foods.
Protecting Your Future
With your support, you can help ensure that there will be farms in your community for future generations to have access to nourishing, flavorful and abundant food.
Grow’n Growers Farmers Market
Grow’n Growers Farmers Market has treasures like handmade candles and soaps, and tea alongside their fresh fruits and vegetables. All of their food is locally grown without harmful pesticides and is 100% certified grass-fed beef. Explore Grow’n Growers Farmers Market EVERY Saturday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
McAllen Farmers Market – The Market
The Market often presents cooking demonstrations, student presentations, crafts and music alongside their locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables. They also host “Art in the Market” once a month, bringing local and independent artists to showcase and sell their original works of art. This month’s “Art in the Market” will take place on June 25th. Catch The Market EVERY Saturday from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.