Seeding Galveston conducts weekly farm stand markets every Wednesday and Saturday at its neighborhood farm, 3318 Avenue N. Here you can buy the only Island grown produce available and take advantage of a mini-farm experience at the same time, visiting the goats and chickens, learning how year-round farming can thrive in the city and just taking a break from the usual Island hustle and bustle. The farm stand hours are 8 a.m. to 11 and the market staff will pick crops especially for you once the initial market selections are gone. Special amenities often include a coffee stand (coffee provided by Fika Coffee and Juicery), fresh water with a hint of farm grown lime or mint, produce samples, recipe cards and more.
The variety and quantity of produce varies by season, but among the vegetables and fruits we regularly grow are collards, mustard greens, bok choi, mixed salad blend with lots of arugula, broccoli, cabbages, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, kohlrabi, okra, tomatoes, spinach, swiss chard, sweet potatoes, peanuts, onions, leeks, fennel, peppers of many varieties, sugar snap peas, green beans, asian long beans, many varieties of squashes and zucchini, pumpkins, melons, peaches, figs, limes, blackberries, lettuces galore, carrots, radishes, celery, kales, corn, cotton, lots of flowers and herbs.
The farm is accessible for strollers, small children and well-behaved dogs on leashes. Visitors often bring their compostables to throw on the compost piles and stay to volunteer for an hour or so.
Some of our produce (collards, mustards, etc.) is priced at just $2 per overstuffed bag; other veggies are usually priced below conventional market standards. This pricing strategy enables us to maintain low prices for those on fixed or restricted incomes. Donations are appreciated and encouraged from those able to pay full market prices. We have been approved to accept SNAP vouchers.
On occasion our chickens lay enough eggs to sell at the farm stand!
For the lastest information on our markets, sign up for our weekly Farm to Market Report by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org; please check out our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SeedingGalveston.