Elevating regional foodways through creative collaboration, urban placemaking and innovative community programming in East Austin.
The HOPE Farmers Market engages the community in activating culturally significant spaces in East Austin while supporting a regional food system, celebrating local culture and increasing awareness of and access to healthy food. The Sunday market is a weekly showcase, featuring a diverse selection of farmers, food artisans & artists, educational programming, community outreach and great live music. HOPE FM encourages collaboration and mentorship among its contributors, and also provides resources and opportunities to help grow small businesses and lay the foundation for the development of a vibrant local economy.
The Sunday market is the longest operating market in East Austin and was voted “Best Farmers Market” by the Austin Chronicle in 2012. We accept EBT/SNAP and WIC benefits – find out more at the HOPE Farm Stand.
Photo by Jessica Warren
The HOPE Farm Stand supports small urban and rural growers, redistributes surplus, reduces waste, and increases access to healthy food in East Austin.
Each week individuals, community gardeners and small farmers sell their surplus produce to the Farm Stand, giving growers the chance to earn extra income while keeping good food from going to waste. The project provides a meaningful link between the market and the community, connecting a diverse range of consumers and growers through the exchange of beautiful, high-quality produce. Interested gardeners should contact Heather for more information.
Photo by Jessica Warren
HOPE Farmers Market is a project of the HOPE Campaign, which sponsors the Market’s Local Artist Poster Series and the HOPE FM Live Music Program… providing an opportunity for local artists and musicians to showcase their talents and support the Market at the same time.
We feature a live up-and-coming local band every Sunday at 1pm!
Photo by Whitney Arostegui.
Ride your bike, and learn how to fix it too!
Now in partnership with Bike Austin, you can find the HOPE Likes Bikes experts at the east end of the market, with all kinds of helpful tools, tips and info about biking around town.
Join us each week for yoga – relaxing and invigorating classes for all experience levels. Bring your own mat, class starts at 11am!
We also frequently feature other health and wellness workshops and special events, from cooking demonstrations to gardening how-tos.
Using simple materials, from colored pencils to cayenne peppers, come explore the Market through your own lens and delve into your creativity in this unique art space!
Located at the northwest corner of the Market… this is a great activity for kids and parents!
All HOPE FM compost goes directly from the Market to the HOPE Community Farm on Haskell Street – via bicycle!
Stationed at three spots throughout the Market, the experts from East Side Compost Pedallers will help you determine exactly what can and can’t be composted, and tell you all about their new home composting service.