Are you wanting to eat healthier but don’t know where to start? Knowing what to eat, how to make it and where to buy it is critical when making the first step. Fortunately, here in Lubbock, Texas, there are a plethora of places to get fresh produce, grass-fed meat, organic honey, and many more locally grown, healthier food options. Check out the list below for a few of Lubbock’s most popular spots!
Every Saturday until Oct. 15, 2022
The Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market was created in 2014 by the Lubbock Downtown Art Market by making it a part of the First Friday Art Trail at the Tornado Gallery. With around 70 vendors, a variety of fresh, local produce, locally raised beef, chicken and pork, baked goods, sauces, salsas, honey, and more are sold every Saturday until mid October. There are also several local food trucks and beverage vendors that participate so you can snack while you shop!
Every Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Wolfforth Farmers Market, located just outside of Lubbock, was founded in 2017. This market is open year-round to provide the South Plains with quality foods, grown, baked or produced here. Vendors that sell handmade crafts, jewelry and woodwork are also present. Visit the website for more information about the Wolforth Farmers Market, the vendors and how to attend.
Every 1st & 3rd weekend till Dec. 2022
Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
The Prairie Blossom Marketplace hosts vendors from across the South Plains and the Texas/New Mexico area to offer a variety of items and food. This all-encompassing experience is a great place to buy healthy food while enjoying yourself. Check out their website below to learn more about their vendors and how to attend a day at the Prairie Blossom Marketplace.
R&R Farms is named after its founders, Ray and Rhonda. The duo began growing produce in 2014 because they were not happy with the quality that the grocery stores were providing. Both having backgrounds in farming, Ray and Rhonda practice sustainable farming and good agricultural practices, meaning they sustain the soil and sell right off the vine without transporting the produce long distances. To learn more, check out the R&R Farms website or visit them at the Prairie Blossom Marketplace.
For Sale: Cucumbers, okra, peppers, pumpkins, squash, tomatoes, blackberry jam, peach jam, red & black jam, strawberry jam, jellies, pickles, relish, strawberries
Started by Lubbock natives Austin and Cory, Ogallala Greens is on a mission to provide healthy food to the South Plains. Since winning a spot in the Texas Tech College of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Accelerator Program, Ogallala Greens has grown to provide hydroponic produce. Growing with hydroponic systems is where plant roots are suspended in nutrient-rich water instead of the soil. This can reduce the amount of water needed to grow crops which have enabled the team to provide high quality produce and preserve the Ogallala Aquifer, which the company is named after. Check out their website to learn more and buy produce.
For Sale: All-star lettuce mix, bibb head lettuce, baby kale, premium greens mix featuring mizuna and Chinese cabbage, rainbow chard, cilantro beets, okra and a selection of herbs like lavender, rosemary and borage.
Texas Country Produce is a current vendor at the Wolfforth Farmers Market most known for cotton honey and shelled pecans. However, the farm sells much more than that including the produce listed below.
For Sale: Cotton honey, shelled pecans, pickled jalapeno peppers, black-eyed peas, tomatoes, jalapenos, onions, zucchini, yellow squash, watermelons, oranges, apples, potatoes, sweet potatoes
For nearly three decades, Sunburst Market has been serving the Lubbock community as a one-stop-shop for fresh produce. Practices like crop rotation, IPM (pest management), drip irrigation and always being pesticide-free make the delicious produce listed below. Visit the farm today to learn more!
For Sale: Tomatoes, squash, okra, black-eyed peas, French cantaloupe, apricots, blackberries, blueberries, chile peppers, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, green beans, onions, peaches, peas, potatoes, summer squash, sweet corn, sweet peppers, winter squash, zucchini
Juicy Lucy’s Veggies is a mobile market that is known for its gourmet garlic, onions and free-range chicken eggs. Check out their website and the list below to find out where the truck is today!
For Sale: Gourmet garlic, gourmet onions, honey, chicken eggs, duck eggs, quail eggs, grass-fed beef, grass-fed pork, baked goods, bell peppers, cantaloupes, okra, peas, pears, pickles, pineapple, pumpkins, strawberries, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, watermelon, zucchini
Known as Lubbock’s original salad farm, Wolf Creek Farm and Neighborhood Market specialize in organic practices to provide the best produce possible. Visit the storefront today and pick up some of the tasty items listed below.
For Sale: Pea shoots, rainbow mix regular & spicy, seasonal lettuce, live plants, eggs, meat, dairy, soaps, sprays and bakery items
The Orchard, located just outside of Lubbock, Texas, grows and sells peaches, apples, cherries and cotton blossom honey. Visit the farm and storefront today to learn more about The Orchard and how they produce their cotton blossom honey.
For Sale: Cotton blossom honey, peaches, apples, cherries,
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