Farmers Markets always intrigue me. I love to see the local art, foods and what people in town are actually producing. The only one I have ever been to is down south off Ben White, the Sunset Valley market. I was unimpressed and a little let down. The vendors were sparse and a couple were even rude. (Maybe they were having a bad day?)
I’ve been wanting to check out some of the other options in town and since Brad owed me one for going on a float with all boys and being the DD; I figured it was my best opportunity to drag him along.
We tried to go by Barton Creek, which is at the mall near Mopac but realized it was only offered there on Saturday. Google led me to the HOPE Farmers Market on the east side on Fifth and Comal. The market is open from 11-3 on Sundays.
It had the quaint little market feel and most of the shops were under shade which is a plus since it’s already 100 degrees by ten o’clock. (Sunset Valley is on a parking lot). I was pleased to find lots of gluten-free options and THE BEST COOKIES EVERRRRRRRRRR.
1. One-Pound Honey from the Austin Honey Company, $10. The honey is a good deal for the size and tastes good. I try to eat honey to help with allergies; anything to help in the Allergy Capital AKA Austin.
2. Poblano pepper and Muenster cheese tamale, The Gardener’s Feast, $3. This was my lunch that day. Everything is fresh, organic and gluten-free. I picked this flavor because it was on the spicy side. 🙂
3. Fresh veggies, $2, I forgot what the place was called. But I thought gosh these are small, but oh wait they are homegrown instead of juiced-up veggies.
4. My cute head sash, $2, from the Citywide Garage Sale (Brad got dragged there also on Sunday mwahaha). This is also a fun event, its pretty much a thrift store/antique store on steroids. Furniture, baseball cards, dishes, linens, you name it they have it, $5 for entry per person plus parking at Palmer Events Center. The next one is July 13-14.
NOW THE BEST COOKIES EVERRRRRRRRRR…..
Sorry the picture was in my lap in the car on the way home. Because otherwise the picture would have been of empty cookie bags. Seriously. They are that good. Brad said they don’t even taste GF, which I think is the greatest compliment for GF bakery items. And he’s had the Lucy’s cookies and other bakery stuff I have brought home.
The lemon cookies were lemony without being overpowering and the chocolate peanut butter cookies tasted like Reese’s cups but cookie-style. Soft and not crumbly, these are the best gluten-free cookies I have ever put in my mouth. We ate them all before we ever got home.
The cookie representative (I think it was the owner from looking at the website) said they were working on a storefront for online sales.
So go to this website: www.moorecookies.com and bookmark it right now! Because I swear you will want these cookies later.