Another Farmers' Market

There has been some flak about too many farmers' markets, but Houston needs a slow food movement and the markets are where it is going to start. Houston has another market sprouting roots Saturday mornings at Rice University from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the corner of Greenbriar and University. If you are coming down Greenbriar look for the white tents.

We sometimes feel that these markets are getting to be the same old, same old, but they are still a big deal to be sprouting up here in oil country. And this market has felt a little different than the others because it feels more like an industry meet-and-greet. Great chefs mingle with happy customers, and members of the local food community hang out and peruse the wares. We suggest you to become a part of it too.

Some of the local vendors are offering goat's milk, awesome almond croissants, local pig, meals to-go, and organic doggy treats. There's also an MS150 racing team led by a Plinio Sandalio of Textile that's holding a weekly bake sale to raise funds for the team to compete next year. Pictured above is a lemon tart with marshmallow meringue from a recent sale. Every week the team will offer new pastries to the crowd and ask only for donations. If you feel like donating a dollar, that's fine. This is a great way to try some of the most innovative and provocative desserts in the city at a reasonable price, all for a good cause.

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