The Texas Farmers Market at Mueller is open every Sunday from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Mueller Lake Park in East Austin. Vendor tents line up alongside the lake and under the Browning Hangar, a remnant from the days when this site was part of the old Robert Mueller Municipal Airport.
Over 100 vendors participate in this weekly market. This is a “Producer Only Farmers Market,” meaning that vendors only sell items that they have themselves produced.
As you’d expect at a farmers market, many booths sell fruits and vegetables (typically organic) that are grown on local farms. Austin’s growing season is year-round, so the produce is always plentiful and appealing.
This market offers much more than produce. Besides lots of delicious baked goods, vendors sell a variety of food, including sourdough crackers, olive oil, pecans, oatmeal, coffee, salsa, and honey. Tacodeli and Steamies Dumplings are popular lunch options.
The Mueller market is a family-friendly event with pony rides, face-painting, a petting zoo, and other activities for children. Austin’s children’s museum, The Thinkery, and a large playground are just a short walk away, plus the market is located in a large, beautiful city park next to a lake.
Here’s my purchases from my last visit: radishes, quiches, macaroons, and chocolate chip cookies. Everything was fresh and delicious.
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