LocalSprout Opens Its Doors for Weekly Farmer’s Market

Thursday 19th, April 2018 / 11:58 Written by
LocalSprout Opens Its Doors for Weekly Farmer’s Market

LocalSprout Mid-Week Market Launches April 25

LocalSprout, the members of its Food Hub, and The Chop Shop Produce are opening a weekly indoor farmers market on Wednesdays from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. The Food Hub features artisan food manufacturers like Pulp Coffee Roaster, Peaceful Pork, Madges Food Company, JD’s Chili, Southern Grit Flavor, Deep River Specialty Foods, Texas Black Gold Garlic, RiceRise, Swine House, and the Box Street Social. These vendors, as well as many other local producers like Holdman Honey, Hearts and Hands baked goods, and The Artful Olive will have their products available weekly at the market.

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In addition to plentiful produce and foodstuffs at vendor booths, each week will include a class on gourmet food production or sustainable agriculture from local experts. Classes will include Coffee Roasting 101, Creating Kimchi, Intro to Jellies and Jams, Optimal Meat Smoking, Hydroponic Gardening, Butchering Free-Range Cattle, Beginner Beekeeping, Raising Hogs, and other educational opportunities for cooks and eaters who want to understand more about their food system and their place in it. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the garden and hydroponic farm at LocalSprout. Each week a hot food vendor will be featured making meals to-go for dinner, from barbecue to locally grown salads which will be prepared in front of all customers.

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Madge’s Food Company – fermentation specialists who make pickles, kimchi, sauerkraut, and their famous Bloody Mary mix

Class Schedule

Low-Input Gardening 4/25/2018

Mitch Hagney of LocalSprout

Intro to Charcuterie 5/2/2018 Joe Saenz of Swine House
Meet your Beekeeper 5/9/2018 David Holdman of Holdman Honey
Hydroponics 101 5/16/2018 Mitch Hagney of LocalSprout
Fundamentals of Fermentation 5/23/2018 Mike Miller of Madges Food Company
Making Jellies and Jams 5/30/2018 Cheri White of Deep River Specialty Foods

About LocalSprout

LocalSprout is committed to connecting eaters with as much sustainable food as possible. We grow crops in downtown San Antonio, usually hydroponically and always pesticide-free. We grow crops at the San Antonio Food Bank. We built a Food Hub with space for all sorts of different food and beverage companies to make their artisan products to distribute across the country. We build and maintain gardens at restaurants for them to grow their own food.

About LocalSprout Food Hub

The LocalSprout Food Hub is a collaborative environment for small food businesses to make their products, equipped with a large solar array and edible landscaping.  They specialize in local sourcing and premium quality, and together contribute to create a unique food ecosystem.

About The Chop Shop Produce Co.

The Chop Shop Produce Co. specializes in whole & fresh chopped produce. We Go Local first offering farm fresh options for an Urban life.

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