HOPE Farm Stand

This Sunday! The HOPE Farm Stand will be selling fresh grown radishes from the HOPE Community Farm – right in our backyard!

The HOPE Farm Stand is a project of HOPE Farmers Market that captures surplus produce from backyard and community gardeners in East and Central Austin and aggregates it for sale at our Sunday market. Now in full swing, this project gives individuals and organizations that grow food a chance to earn some extra income while keeping good local food from going to waste. Furthermore, the Farm Stand provides a meaningful link between the market and the community it is rooted within, as well as new connections between a diverse range of community consumers and growers centered around beautiful, high-quality produce grown right here in Austin.

Individuals, community gardens and small urban & rural farms can bring crates overflowing with bumper crops or small baskets of a few garden veggies to our Farm Stand on Sunday mornings. Funds raised by the project go directly towards supporting HOPE Farmers’ Market’s all-new SNAP/EBT Acceptance Program! Interested gardeners should Contact Heather for more information and a short application.

Compost By Bike

Finally, we found a better way to make the best of our market compost! HOPEFM is teaming up with the East Side Compost Pedallers, who collect compost at the Market and deliver it directly to East Austin farms this fall (including the HOPE Community Farm!). Market-goers are invited to stop by the Pedallers’ station to learn more about this great program.

More about East Side Compost Pedallers
“The Pedallers offer an intensely local, completely bike-powered compost collection program dedicated to enriching the Austin community. We collect compostables from homes & businesses and give them directly to urban farmers to help grow more local food.

The Compost Pedallers offer an authentically sustainable and delightfully original compost recycling program. Sure, we’re here to help you save your compostables from ending up in the landfill, but we refuse to stop there. All of the organic material our pedallers collect goes straight to the closest urban farm or gardening project to be composted so that they can be used to grow more healthy, local food. Then, we complete the natural cycle by taking that food right back to the comunity– delivering it to farmers’ markets, to restaurants, and even directly to your front porch!”