If you haven’t heard, the Sunday morning farmers market is back at the Quarry after a three-year hiatus. The market returned to the Quarry parking lot in front of Whole Foods in mid-June, thanks to Koch Ranches, which owns the Gourmet Country Store at 2114 Mannix Dr.
The new Alamo Heights Farmers Market features more than 25 local vendors offering farm-fresh selections including fresh produce, grass fed/grass finished beef, lamb, goat and wild hog meats, chicken, eggs, kombucha, pecans, honey, gourmet coffee, cold-pressed juices, lemonade and much more. Visitors will also enjoy live music.
The popular market was a Sunday morning fixture at the Quarry until the Alamo Quarry Market withdrew permission for the market three years ago due to traffic and parking concerns. Tony Koch, co-owner of Koch Ranches, received the go-ahead from Alamo Quarry Market to approach Whole Foods about re-starting the market, and both parties reached an agreement to allow the market’s return.
The new Quarry market is certified by the Texas Department of Agriculture, as are 26 other local farmers markets. For a list of certified local farmers markets, visit www.gotexan.org.
The farmers market, located at 255 E. Basse Rd., in front of Whole Foods, is open each Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information about the new market, email AlamoHeightsFarmersMarket@gmail.com. For more information about Koch Ranches, visit www.kochranches.net.