If you haven’t visited the Farmers Market at Bridgeland in Cypress TX, make plans to stop by this weekend. August marks the third birthday of the monthly famers market, an all-volunteer and donation supported event hosted by the Bridgeland community.
First held in 2012 as a one-time event, the success of the Farmers Market at Bridgeland led to it becoming a monthly event, held regularly – rain or shine – on the 2nd Sunday of every month throughout the year. This month’s special Farmers Market will be on August 9th from 12:30pm to 3:30pm.
About the Farmers Market at Bridgeland
Each month vendors from Harris and surrounding counties bring their fresh, locally-grown produce to the Bridgeland community. Local vendors who make products such as natural soap, lotions, jelly, goat cheese, pickles and pasta gather at the market as well. You might find local honey, free-range eggs, pastured meats, live plants, fresh-pressed olive oils and olive oil products, homemade dog treats, kettle corn popped on site and more, all for sale by area vendors.
Special events are also scheduled during the Farmers Market at Bridgeland. This month you can see a demonstration by PEAS Farm showing you how to make your own pickles.
Eating Locally Grown is Healthier
Most people assume eating locally grown vegetables and fruit is healthier, but do you know why? Studies show many nutrients form as produce ripens naturally and those nutrients begin to diminish when the produce is picked. The sooner you purchase, the more nutrients you gain.
Because it can take weeks for produce to move from the farm to your table, many fruits and vegetables are harvested prematurely. Therefore, some of the nutrients do not have time to form. Plus, commercial produce is often treated to delay ripening and keep the produce looking fresh longer. Read more about why locally grown is healthier.
Find the Farmers Market at Bridgeland in Cypress
The Farmers Market at Bridgeland in Cypress is held monthly in the parking lot adjacent to the Lakeland Activity Center at 16902 Bridgeland Landing. You can find it on Google Maps here. Bring your family and enjoy a few hours of fun talking to area vendors and buying these local products. Support our local food system!