Get Moving Houston Farmer’s Market Program

About Us

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!

 

Current Get Moving Houston Farmers Market Season Schedule Click Here / Corriente calendario del Mercado Agricola Click Here

 

Did you know that many Houston farmers markets accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits?
 ¿Sabía que muchos mercados de agricultores de Houston aceptan los beneficios del Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria (SNAP)?
Find a farmers market that accepts SNAP near you! 
¡Encuentra un mercado de agricultores que acepte SNAP cerca de ti!

1. Get Moving Houston Farmers’ Market, Northeast Multi-Service Center, 9720 Spaulding St Houston, TX 77016 Aug 15, Sept 19, Oct 3 10:30-2:30
2.  Get Moving Houston Farmers’ Market, Acres Home, Multi-Service Center, 6719 W Montgomery Houston, TX 77091 Aug 16, Sept 20, oct 18 10:30-2:30
3.  Get Moving Houston Farmers’ Market, Southwest Multi-Service Center, 6400 High Star Dr, Houston, TX 77074 Aug 8&22, Sept 12&26, Oct 10&24 10:30-2:30
4.  Get Moving Houston Farmers’ Market, Denver Harbor Multi-Service Center, 6402 Market St, Houston, TX 77020 Aug 21, Sept 18, Oct 16 10:30-2:30
5. Get Moving Houston Farmers’ Market, Sunnyside Multi-Service Center, 9314 Cullen St, Houston, TX 77033 Aug 30, Oct 4 10:30-2:30
6. Get Moving Houston Farmers’ Market, Magnolia Multi-Service Center, 7037 Capitol St, Houston, TX  77011 Aug 9&23, Sept 13&27, Oct 11&25 12-3:00
7. Recipe for Success Hope Farms, 10401 Scott St, Houston, TX 77051 Saturdays 9am-12pm
8. Palm Center Farmers Market, 5400 Griggs Rd, Houston, TX 77021 2nd and 4th Saturdays 9am-1pm
9. Urban Harvest Eastside Market, 3000 Richmond, Houston, TX 77098 Every Saturday 8am-12pm
10. East End Farmers Market, 2800 Navigation Blvd, Houston, TX 77003 Every Sunday  10am-2pm
11. Plant It Forward Farm Stand, 4030 Willowbend Blvd, Houston, TX 77025 Tuesdays 3:30-5:30pm
12. Plant It Forward Farm Stand, 1318 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006  Saturdays 10am-2pm

 

 

 

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!

  1. 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!
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. 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:

North Houston:
Acres Homes MSC—6719 West Montgomery, 77091

Northeast MSC—9720 Spaulding Street, 77016

East Houston:
Denver Harbor MSC—6402 Market Street, 77020

Magnolia MSC—7037 Capitol Street, 77011

South Houston:
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!

  1. Partake in the FMNP food vouchers. (WIC clients, only)
  2. Volunteer (Everyone) or Intern (Students)
  3. Request for Outreach (Schools, Organizations, Businesses)
  4. Request a Market Booth (Health-related Organizations & Businesses)
  5. Become a Vendor (Food Growers & Producers)
  6. 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.

CLICK HERE

 

INTERESTED IN BEING A PART OF GET MOVING HOUSTON FARMERS MARKET?

Vendor Interest: FMVendor.houstontx.gov

Partnership Request: FMPartner.houstontx.gov

PRESS

Article: HDHHS Garners National Award for Farmers Markets, Community Gardens
Article: A Guide to Local Agriculture for Houstonians (10-12)
Houston Public Media Radio Interview: City Initiative Brings Fresh Produce to Houston’s ‘Food Deserts’

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