It can be tough to tell cage-fed chickens from free-range, and even tougher to discern a locally grown head of lettuce from a genetically engineered head of lettuce with the body of a lion. Save the time you'd spend deliberating with today's Groupon: for $2, you get $4 toward purchases made at any of the GTFMA Farmers' Market's four locations. Prices listed represent a range; individual prices will vary by location and vendor.
Supplying environmentally conscious shoppers since 1984, the Georgetown Farmers Market Association stocks produce from more than 45 local farms and vendors. Each congregation of chompers features a number of seasonally fresh fixings, such as tomatoes ($4–$6) and melons in June, peppers ($1–$3) and okra in August, and pumpkins, squash ($2–$4), and vine-ripened tootsie rolls in October.
As they browse the booths for food, peckish patrons may partake of ready-to-eat, tasty treats, such as pecans or gluten-free cookies. Meats such as pasture-raised beef are available for the braising, as are free-range eggs ($3.50–$4.50/dozen) and artisan breads. A recipe section on the GTFMA website encourages cookers to turn their purchases into joy-catalyzing creations, offering more constructive uses for fresh food than avant-garde dioramas of Richard III.
GTFMA Farmers' Market
The Georgetown Farmers Market Association unites more than 50 growers from 11 nearby counties to treat shoppers to a bounty of wholesome produce, free-range eggs, artisanal breads, and canned goods. Not only does the bumper crop of fresh greens, fruits, and veggies keep clients eating healthily, but it also connects consumers to their surrounding land and agriculture industry. While perusing bushels of onions, tomatoes, peppers, and melons, visitors can mingle with local farmers to shake the very hands that harvest the crops and learn the secret fifth verse of the Green Acres theme song.