Spring Fever: Market Updates & News

My, how time has flown! Although we’ve been in a bit of hibernation this winter on our blog, we’re excited to share what has kept us busy these last few months and share new updates, just in time for spring!

Late last fall, we helped sendoff our previous Market Director, Alexa Senter, as she moved onto new culinary adventures in the Northeast. Word is her and her husband have recently started a Community Supported Bakery! Be sure to take a peek at their Instagram, @thebakelab, to follow their story in Vermont and all things farm-fresh.

Along with this transition last fall came a new Director for the HOPE Farmers Market! That’d be me. After first volunteering for the market in the Fall of 2011, I’ve gradually and happily become more and more involved with HOPE FM and its incredible community. Working with the Market for the last two and a half years, it’s likely we’re already familiar with each other!

While I previously focused on event programming and developing our HOPE FM Live music program, as Director, I’m excited to put new energy into community partnerships, business incubation and the endless collaborative possibilities we have in store.

Just take a look at what’s coming down the pipeline for this spring!

  • March 16 – Unofficial SXSW Showcase with Cilantro Boombox & Mother Falcon @ Market
  • March 21 Amplify Austin Fundraising Celebration @ Center 61
  • April 6 – Texas 4000 Benefit: HOPE Day @ Market
  • April 27 – Old Time Square Dance @ Market
  • May 4 – Sister-City Celebration: Saltillo Day @ Market!

For news on the daily, find us on FacebookInstagram & Twitter: @hopemarketatx

–Jessie, Market Director

Dog Days of Summer BBQ Bash & Fundraiser
Come join the HOPE Farmers Market family in kicking off the dog days of summer this Friday August 2nd. We will celebrate the glory of the Texas summer the best way we know how: farm fresh food, cold drinks, great music and art!
Some of the highlights…
+ Tink Pinkard will be roasting a Windy Hill Farm goat for this summer’s best Goat Tacos!
+ Farm Fresh Veggies, Appetizers & Sides from local chefs and farms.
+ Iced Tea, Cold Beer from Shiner & Treaty Oak Cocktails
+ Live Music and Square Dancing from the Barn Owl Band
+ Live Auction with our resident (goat) auction expert, Ty from Windy Hill Farm!
+ HOPE Play Art Station & Piñata for the kids!
+ An Awesome Location, Sustain Center! Located next to Callahan’s General Store, at 443 S. Batrop Hwy.
+ For event updates, be sure to stay tuned to our Facebook Event Page.
Tickets will be available at the event but purchasing your ticket prior helps us out! Get your ticket today!
Dog Days of Summer Event Tickets: Find them online here.
This end of the summer event is being held to raise funds to support HOPE FM’s programming so we can continue growing our market to better serve our community. We look forward to bringing the HOPE FM community together with food, music and fun! 
Square Dance & Handmade Swap: Thursday, Nov 29

Join us in the HOPE Gallery at Pine Street Station – Thursday, November 29 for a Square Dance & Handmade Swap!

 

Dance and Swap! Dance or Swap!
If you can smile and bounce, you can square dance! No experience needed… All dances called!

 

Music: The Barn Owls
Dance caller: Sharon Isaac

Thursday, November 29
7-10 PM
HOPE Gallery at Pine Street Station (414 Waller Street)

$5 admission
**50% of proceeds support HOPE Farmer’s Market!**
New Belgium Beer!

Handmade swap at 8:30 – Bring your homemade art, crafts, etc… take another handmade item home! Successful Swap!