Looking for something fun to do with the little ones on a nice sunny day? Check out a farmers market near Cedar Park, Texas! You can choose from several local markets, and many markets are open year-round thanks to the warm Texas climate. Learn which markets you should visit, where they’re located in relation to Cedar Park, and what kinds of vendors you can expect to see at the market.
Texas Farmers Market at Lakeline
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More than just an open-air food market, the Texas Farmers Market at Lakeline also hosts chef demonstrations three times a month, maintains a petting zoo, offers children’s activities, and even provides community composting. Shop here for fresh produce, meat, fish, homemade baked goods, spices, sauces, jams, and prepared foods like hummus. You might even find new vendors and foods depending on the week you visit, so feel free to visit often to get the most out of this market.
You can stop by the market between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. every Saturday at the Lakeline Mall right in Cedar Park. The mall is located next to several other shopping venues, so if you need to run various errands on a given Saturday, don’t forget to stop by the Texas Farmers Market at Lakeline.
Round Rock Farmers Market
The Farmer George Farmers Market in Round Rock is an open-air market that offers food and craft products. You’ll find a little bit of everything at this market, including homemade jerky, abstract art, jewelry, CBD products, infused olive oils, elegant cakes, and fresh produce. For the little ones, look out for special events such as the Jingle Fest, where you’ll find free treats for your kids, enjoy free samples, receive a free photo Christmas card, and much more. Head to this Round Rock event in December.
Stop by the Round Rock Farmers Market by Farmer George any Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market is set up behind the IKEA at the University Oaks Shopping Center, which is about 12 miles from Cedar Park.
Texas Farmers Market at Mueller
If you’re more available on Sundays, check out the Texas Farmer Market at Mueller. This market has been voted as Austin’s favorite farmers market by the Austin Chronicle for the past several years, so put it on your must-visit list. Many customers make visiting the market a Sunday tradition and give high praise to the local products. Shop for fresh bread, locally sourced eggs, just-picked produce, and more. During your visit, you can enjoy a family walk at the market, check out the kids’ events, and participate in community composting.
Bring the whole family to the Texas Farmers Market at Mueller every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market is located right next to Mueller Lake, which is about 18 miles from Cedar Park. After shopping at the market or enjoying some prepared food, you could spend the rest of the afternoon enjoying the warm weather at the lake.
Barton Creek Farmers Market
The Barton Creek Farmers Market is another award-winning market in the greater Austin area. You can expect to find vendors selling quality meats and eggs, fresh cheeses, fresh milk, organic produce, specialty prepared foods, and artisanal handmade products. Vendors change from time to time, so keep visiting to find all the best products that Texas has to offer.
You can visit Barton Creek Farmers Market every Saturday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. This year-round market is located at the back of Barton Creek Mall in Austin, which is about 21 miles from Cedar Park and not far from the Texas Capitol. You could visit the market and downtown Austin in one day.
SFC Farmers Market Downtown
If you’re looking for a market in the heart of downtown Austin, stop by the Sustainable Food Center (SFC) Farmers Market. The SFC is a nonprofit organization that strives to create a regenerative food system, and supporting local farmers and artisans is right in line with their mission. When you shop at the SFC Farmers Market, you know that you’re getting everything from local producers, since the SFC personally visits each farm and ranch that sells at the market. You can enjoy ready-to-eat foods, purchase fresh produce, shop artisanal products, and enjoy live music all at the market.
Visit SFC Farmers Market Downtown every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This open-air market is located at Republic Square on Guadalupe Street, which is about 20 miles from Cedar Park.
Killeen Farmers Market
For a smaller, farm-to-table approach, check out Killeen Farmers Market. This market is located on a family farm and works hard to be very transparent about the products they sell and where they come from. You can purchase picked-to-order fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, raw honey, and all-natural body products. If you’re interested in keeping bees, consider taking a beekeeping class at the farm and learn how to help save the bee population. You can also donate your jars, grass clippings, leaves, and egg cartons for recycling at the farm.
Shop at the Killeen Farmers Market any day of the week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The market is located at Kempner Farm, which is about 45 miles from Cedar Park. If you want to know exactly where your produce, eggs, and honey come from, Killeen Farmers Market is the way to go. You can’t get much fresher than purchasing directly from a farm.
If you’ve never experienced a farmers market before, plan a visit to any of the markets we’ve mentioned here so you don’t miss out on some of the tastiest produce you may ever sample. Many of the markets have different vendors throughout the year, so you’ll want to keep visiting to see what’s in season or available to purchase. We at Crème de la Crème of Cedar Park on Lakeline Dr. can’t wait for you to find your favorite market and make it a habit to visit every so often with the whole family. Did we miss one of your local go-to markets? Let us know!