ATX Homemade Jerky Expands!
Our Round Rock Farmers Market is excited about the ALL-NEW ATX Artisan Market - a mini market within our market! Gregg Brown, co-owner, started ATX Homemade Jerky and has now expanded his line to carry local artisan goods. Under his expanded market, you will find his line of ATX Homemade Jerky, a gourmet line of grass-fed jerkys with exotic flavors and proteins such as bison, venison, grass-fed beef, and more. You will also find Texas Gourmet Pasta, a local hand-made line with flavors like roasted habanero, wild mushroom, spinach and basil, and more! The Honey Chef showcases his world-famous whipped and blended flavored honeys and super crunchy honey bread and butter pickles and onions. The market also carries spices, sauces, and many other local recipes made right here in Texas. Stop in every Saturday 9AM-1PM at our Round Rock Market behind Ikea & TGIFridays or take a drive to the heart of downtown Elgin at 101 N Main Street or order online at www.atxartisanmarket.com.
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Buying local beef is important because animals raised entirely on grass produce 8 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions and 30 percent lower ammonia levels than corn-fed animals raised in confinement.
How your food is grown is what matters most. Our farmers practice organic and natural farming methods versus the greenhouse-gas-intensive fertilizers and pesticides used on chemical farms.
51% of the asparagus in the US is imported from Peru. The USDA requires all shipments of fresh asparagus from Peru to be fumigated with the dangerous pesticide methyl bromide, a neurotoxic chemical suspected of causing cancer.
Buying local strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries help conserve energy. Because of the short shelf lives, berries are often shipped from farm to distribution center via air freight, the most fossil-fuel-guzzling form of food shipment, from South America, Mexico, Canada, and even as far off as Poland. The United States imports $220 million worth of strawberries, while selling just $1.5 million worth of domestically grown berries.
You’ll carrots in every hue, from purple to white, at our farmers markets. Those colorful varieties, particularly purple carrots, have higher antioxidant values than commercially grown orange carrots, according to a study in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. They’re also better for the planet. The energy required to store carrots when they’re out of season or being shipped long distances accounts for 60 percent of the greenhouse-gas emissions associated with carrot production.
Bland, mealy grocery-store tomato will never rival a fresh Georgetown Farmers Market tomato. And there are more benefits to local tomatoes than just taste. In Florida, where a third of the country’s fresh tomatoes are grown, slavery of illegal immigrants on tomato farms is a persistent problem. And farmers in that state apply five times as much fungicide and six times as much pesticide as farmers in California, which supplies another third of the country’s fresh tomatoes.
Hand poured 100% pure soy candles with wood wicks! Zero paraffin wax! Soy candles produce zero petro-soot than traditional candles made from paraffin. Lower soot levels help maintain pure air quality and reduce home maintenance problems associated with soot deposits.Soy wax has given consumers the ability to burn clean burning candles from sustainable sources. South Porch Candles has NEW fragrances and summer-y scents like Pina Colada and Coconut! Great car fresherners too! Stop in and see Cathy owner of South Porch Candles!
Did you know that fruits and vegetables pack the most nutrition when they are ripe? Studies show that many nutrients are formed as the food ripens. But the moment they are picked, their sugars begin to convert to starch, their plant cells begin to shrink and their nutrients begin to diminish.
Local food doesn’t travel long distances. That means it can be ripened as nature intended and picked when itsnutritional value is highest.
Plus, local foods usually arrive at the farmers market within hours after harvest, so they retain most of their nutritional value and do not require gasses to keep them “fresh”.
What to Buy at our Markets and Why.
All-New Oak Grove Hut Sausages Hit it BIG at the Round Rock Market!
Owner Ryan Pyka's 5-generation family recipe for authentic German sausages originated and perfected right here in the Texas Hill Country. Locally-sourced and handmade from a beef and pork blend, Oak Grove Hut's original and jalapeno sausages are lean and juicy bursting with bold flavor. It is fast becoming a must-have at every cook-out.
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