My friends over at Way Out West Austin wrote this post, and and I thought my readers would enjoy it. They have graciously agreed to let me post it here as a guest post. I enjoy the Way Out West Austin site very much. You should check it out!
20 May 2011
(map) If you’re a fan of the Eat Local movement, it doesn’t get much more local – or fresh – than produce sold twenty feet from where it’s grown. This new farm stand just opened last month near Hudson Bend. They aim to be out under the trees every Saturday from 9 to 1, selling everything from arugula to zucchini, as well as fresh herbs, plants, and locally made goodies. Below, this shopper gets tips on making chips from collards.
There are a variety of herbs for planting, along with Lady Bug organic gardening supplies like potting mix and mulch.
Along with her husband, Karla grows crops in raised beds and a greenhouse. The farm has grown steadily over the past two years, so she feels the time is ripe for a Saturday farm stand. There’s also a retail store selling local products that’s open Monday through Friday from 9 to 1.
Summertime is zucchini time here in Texas. There’s actually a variety of squashes available now. You can check what’s for sale or in season on the farm’s website (listed below).
Lots of locally made goodies are for sale, too, like salsas, honey, pasta, olive oil, mustard and herbal soaps. The setting is beautiful – the beds are nestled under oak trees hundreds of years old. There are benches and swings if you want to just relax and take in the view.