The Get Moving Houston Farmers Market mission is to provide easier access to affordable and high quality fresh fruits and vegetables throughout Houston and especially in food deserts—areas under served by grocery stores and other fresh food outlets. The vision is to significantly alleviate food insecurity and lower rates of obesity and chronic diseases related to malnutrition, while strengthening communities and local economies.
Fruits and vegetables help prevent or delay the start of chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease; fruits and vegetables can also help people maintain a healthy weight and just feel better! We hope you enjoy exploring our farmers markets!
How do Get Moving Houston Farmers Markets work?
The Houston Health Department operates Get Moving Houston Farmers Markets; these markets are outdoors and located at different Multi-Service Centers. Basically, you shop at a farmers market like you would at a grocery store, except you are outside and you get to meet the farmers who grew your food!
Forms of Payment at Get Moving Houston Farmers Markets:
$ CASH $ CREDIT/DEBIT $ LONESTAR CARD (SNAP benefits) $ WIC-FMNP VOUCHERS*
*WIC-FMNP Vouchers Eligibility: A) You must be enrolled in Women, Infant, & Children (WIC), B) You must present your current WIC Shopping List. C) Infants are not eligible. Click HERE for more Info.
Why go to a Get Moving Houston Farmers Market?
Here are 4 GREAT reasons to shop at our farmers market!
- Health & Nutrition. The foods you find at our farmers markets are grown naturally and are picked fresh, usually in the last 24 hours! You’ll get fresh, healthy foods, and you can even pick up some recipes or wellness ideas while you are there!
- Community. Get to know your Houston Health Department Multi-Service Center (MSC), which is where we set up our farmers market. All MSCs have great programs and resources available to YOU, and a community garden that you can become a member of!
- Environment & Economy. Locally produced and purchased fresh fruit and vegetables greatly reduces energy and resource consumption related to food transportation. When you buy from a local farmer, you not only support their business, you also ensure that farmlands are protected for future generations.
- Try Something New. These farmers grow healthy foods for YOU. Pick up something you’ve never tried before…the farmers are more than happy to answer any questions!
Where can I find a Get Moving Houston Farmers Market?
Get Moving Houston Farmers Markets are set up at 6 Multi-Service Center (MSC) locations. Please see Current Season Schedule for times and dates at each location:
Acres Homes MSC—6719 West Montgomery, 77091
Northeast MSC—9720 Spaulding Street, 77016
Denver Harbor MSC—6402 Market Street, 77020
Magnolia MSC—7037 Capitol Street, 77011
Southwest MSC—6400 High Star Drive, 77074
Sunnyside MSC—9314 Cullen Street, 77051
How can I get Involved with the Get Moving Houston Farmers Market?
Get Moving Houston Farmers Markets are more than markets, they are a way to bring people together and strengthen communities – that means the people, agencies, and businesses in the area!
Here are some ways to get involved with this program. For way more information, please visit the Get Involved Page!
- Partake in the FMNP food vouchers. (WIC clients, only)
- Volunteer (Everyone) or Intern (Students)
- Request for Outreach (Schools, Organizations, Businesses)
- Request a Market Booth (Health-related Organizations & Businesses)
- Become a Vendor (Food Growers & Producers)
- Sign up for our Newsletter (Everyone)
Does Get Moving Houston run the City Hall Farmers Market on Wednesdays?
No. The City Hall Farmers Market is organized through the City of Houston’s Office of Sustainability. For more information on that market, please click HERE. The Get Moving Houston Markets are organized and operated through the City of Houston’s Health Department.
INTERESTED IN BEING A PART OF GET MOVING HOUSTON FARMERS MARKET?
Vendor Interest: FMVendor.houstontx.gov
Partnership Request: FMPartner.houstontx.gov
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