Farmers markets provide access to fresh, locally grown foods and artisanal products. It’s the ideal opportunity to support your neighborhood farmers while providing your family with wholesome nutrition. Many spots offer music and fun activities for children, in addition to plentiful produce harvested at its peak. Here are eight farmers markets to try in The Woodlands, Texas, area.

Farmers Market on Tamina

A selection of fresh vegetables at a local farmer's market.

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Founded in October 2016, this authentic foodie’s farmers market is open every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Located at 32907 Tamina Road in nearby Magnolia, it lies within the Westwood subdivision and offers convenient shopping from Montgomery, Conroe, Spring, and Tomball.

Farmers Market on Tamina boasts up to 50 high-quality vendors that sell a wide range of goods, including farm-fresh eggs, just-caught seafood, baked goods, produce, crafts, and homemade soaps. With a fun, family-friendly vibe, this unique market sits on a gravel and grass lot, adjacent to a beautiful 15-acre tree farm.

Isaac Conroe Farmers Market

Catch Isaac Conroe Farmers Market every first Thursday of the month between April and September at 6:30 p.m. It sits in Downtown Conroe at Heritage Park on the corner of Metcalf and Main, next to the Owen Theatre.

This market offers shoppers fresh produce, local honey, sauces, tamales, handmade baby items, home decor, artisan jewelry, and original artwork. Grab a yummy lunch from one of several food trucks or get your gardening questions answered by Montgomery County Master Gardeners. Go ahead and indulge yourself with a sweet treat from Chunky Monkey Creations. The free live musical performances start at 7:30 p.m., so hang around. You don’t want to miss it.

Lone Star 1st Saturday

A basket of farm fresh eggs.

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Enjoy a fantastic day shopping in historic Montgomery at 14420 Liberty St. The Lone Star market is open on the first Saturday of the month from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Everything is homemade, handmade, and homegrown, from eggs to canned goods to woodworking masterpieces.

Catch the acoustic jam session held on the porch of the Garrett House, and top off the experience with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. This outdoor market is very pet friendly, so bring your leashed dog along for the adventure.

Sweet Magnolia Pickins

Since 2009, Sweet Magnolia Pickins, at the intersection of FMs 1488 and 1774, has shared its wholesome vision with residents. With the support of the Magnolia 4B Community Development Corporation, it offers families who enjoy cooking a fresher, high-quality choice over the industrial food system.

This growing marketplace touts over 40 vendors with local homegrown and homemade foods and one-of-a-kind handmade products from local artists. You can find fresh produce, homemade chocolates and baked goods, salsas and sauces, and so much more. This farmers market is open on the first, third, and fifth Sundays of the month from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Tomball Farmers Market

Tomball Farmers Market is a year-round, weekly market with plenty of local produce, prepared foods, baked goods, and artisan items. Find it in Downtown Tomball on the corner of Main and Walnut Streets. It happens every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until noon or 1 p.m. This market is a registered nonprofit and works to provide locals with the highest quality food and handmade products.

The application process to sell at Tomball’s market requires a site visit to ensure they grow what they stock, like the folks at Dapper Goat Dairy. This seasonal vendor offers fresh cheese made with milk harvested from their beloved Saanen goats. There’s plenty of free parking, and if you can’t shop on-site, many of Tomball’s vendors provide delivery services.

The Woodlands Farmers Market at Grogan’s Mill

Happy and healthy grass-fed cows in a green pasture.

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You can expect a variety of merchants at The Woodlands Farmers Market. Shop for locally grown produce, grass-fed beef, handmade cheeses, sustainably cultivated coffee, local honey, bread, pastries, ethnic foods, and natural sundries. The village center offers plenty of parking, or you can ride your bike. It’s just off of the Mill Bend Trail. 

Located at 7 Switchbud Place at Grogan’s Mill, it opened to the public in 2008 as a weekly community event. This market is open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon. Check out the newsletter that comes out every Friday. It’s filled with helpful information about who and what will be at the market, like new vendors and seasonal products.

Wunderlich Farm Farmers Market

Why not head directly to the fields for your groceries? Wunderlich Farm’s market is a real, working 20-acre farm. It’s been open to the public since 1991 and hosts as many as 20 small, local vendors. This non-traditional experience offers the opportunity to purchase leather goods, honey, nuts, jams, salsa, free-range eggs, grass-fed beef, and gifts, such as jewelry. That’s all in addition to the staple fruits and vegetables.

For 150 years, markets like this one at 18218 Theiss Mail Rt. Road has been a way of life in the Klein, Texas,  community. Support these local growers while contributing to a healthier lifestyle. It’s open the last Saturday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Atkinson Farms

Pint baskets of freshly picked strawberries at a farmer's market.

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Atkinson Farms are a fourth-generation farm located at 3217 Spring Cypress Road in the nearby town of Spring. Since 1991, this one-stop seasonal market brings as many as 60 different varieties of produce to hungry tummies. Its offerings include beets, collards, kale, plus seasonal items such as artichokes, radishes, and strawberries, all grown on its 100 acres of fertile soil.

This farm’s quality is so good, you’ll find it on the menu at nine area restaurants, like Franks Chophouse, Crapittos, and Dish Society. It’s also one of the only area markets to stay open until supper time. Head to Atkinson daily between March through October. It’s open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday from 10:00 to 2:00. 

This list of farmers markets to try near Woodlands, Texas, was brought to you by Creme de la Creme. Start a healthy trend by visiting the community growers in your neighborhood.