Fruits and vegetables might not melt in your mouth like chocolate, but those purchased from farmers markets usually come so close they’ll make you want to hug a farmer. So why resist the urge? Summer is here and the markets are out in full swing, filled with local agriculturalists peddling fresh homegrown wonderfulness.

With these 15 different farmers markets throughout the greater Austin area, just think—you could hug a different farmer every day of the week!

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1. Barton Creek Farmers Market

asparagus fresh produce vegetable

Photo: Flickr user Steve Snodgrass, CC licensed

2016 marks the 19th year for the Barton Creek Farmers Market, which started in the Whole Foods parking lot in 1997. Known for its impossibly rich variety of live music and vendors, the year-round market used to run every Saturday and Sunday at two different locations, but they’ve since slimmed down their operation to Saturdays only.

Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m at Barton Creek Square Mall (S. Loop 1 & and S. Capital of Texas Highway)

2. HOPE Farmers Market

strawberries fresh fruit

Photo: Flickr user David Slack, CC licensed

HOPE Farmers Market is brought to you by the same folks who created HOPE Outdoor Gallery, that three-story graffiti wonder at 11th & Baylor. Held every Sunday at E. 5th & Comal, the market is the longest farmers market native to East Austin. Beyond veggies, expect food trucks, art vendors, educational and community-centered programming, and of course, live music.

Sundays: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at E 5th & Comal

3. Lone Star Farmers Market

swiss chard greens salad

Photo: Flickr user eflon, CC licensed

Every week, Lone Star Farmers Market at Bee Cave features 50+ vendors, live music, kid-friendly activities, a varied sample tent, a market basket giveaway, knife-sharpening, and (on the first Sunday of every month) yoga. Even better news for dog lovers: pets are welcome!

Sundays: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Shops at the Galleria (12611 Shops Pkwy)



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