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Traveling Market The Savory Farmers Market by YOLANDA NAGY

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ustin is beloved for its plethora of farmers markets, but

more personal farmers market with the variety often offered by a

there’s a new kid on the block. And if you haven’t yet, I highly

large market, then these are for you. All markets take place in the late

recommend checking out a Savory Farmers Market, a market

afternoon, so you can shop on your way home from work before you

with a mission to bring its goods closer to home for Central Texans. Each month, the Savory Farmers Market endeavors to bring their market to different communities, an idea that vendors and now market organizers Nathanael and Sarah Ferguson had in 2020.

head home to cook dinner with what you’ve scored. Or, if you’re not cooking that evening, you can also pick up prepared food from any of the great food trucks on site. Follow Savory Markets on Instagram at the handle @savoryfarmersmarket,

The couple jumped right in, even as COVID-19 continued to affect

where their market manager Karlien Cordier posts regular

our communities, and, interestingly, their timing seemed to be perfect.

updates, especially on the days of the markets.

Their initial markets strongly supported other vendors who needed to sell their produce as well as the local communities that were unable to get fresh goods at the grocery stores, which created partnerships that would bring them all together in this “new normal” way of shopping. Their first market hosted 17 vendors at the Travisso community clubhouse in Leander. I discovered this incredible couple through one of my Instagram foodie friends, Mariel. She told

The edible austin farmers’ market guide

me nothing but great things

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about the Savory Market in Leander, and so I took a ride out there one Wednesday evening to take a look. I knew it would be easy to spot the Fergusons

Here is a list of the communities where you can find the market, in addition to one-time markets they try to host every month, too:

because they are also the owners

Travisso Every Wednesday, 3–7 p.m.

and operators of Savory Alaska

2437 Travisso Parkway, Leander

— a vendor at the market selling

premium,

wild,

line-

caught Alaskan seafood. Once I found them, we immediately hit it off. Nathanael told me he grew up fishing in Pelican, Alaska, and was a long-time friend of the

Bryson Every 2nd Friday of the month, 3–7 p.m. 1960 Pleasant Hill Road Leander Belterra Every 4th Friday of the month, 3–7 p.m. 801 Belterra Drive Austin

fishermen who supply their fish, which are flown to Texas. They gave

Ranch at Brushy Creek Every 2nd Friday of the month, 3-7 p.m.

me a tour of the rest of the market, and I met all of the vendors.

110 Church Park Road, Cedar Park

They told me that they have been very successful with their hybrid

You can find the Savory Alaska booth at all the markets and

concept — taking their market to four communities each month, twice

online at: www.savoryalaska.com IG- @savoryalaska

in Leander, once in Austin and once in Cedar Park. Each time, they bring along 15 to 30 other vendors. If you are looking for a smaller, 16 / EdibleAustin.com

photos by YOLANDA NAGY

Find Yolanda Nagy on IG: @eatin_and_sippin_locally and on Facebook: Eatin’ and Sippin Locally.

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