The Raw Honey Difference

Think of the word "raw" and you might associate it with uncooked vegetables or meat, unheated to preserve all the natural vitamins, living enzymes and other nutritional elements contained within. Likewise, honey is created naturally in a…

New, Returning Vendors Keep Market Fresh

Albane Cannaferina and her Apollo Farms is one of the newest vendors at the Westchase District Farmers Market. In fact, she’s a relatively new farmer. With a background in restaurant management, Canneferina knew more about the “table”…

Plant It Forward Farms in Edible Houston

Our friends over at Edible Houston magazine recently profiled one of our new vendors, Plant It Forward Farms. This unique urban farm is run by African refugees who have farming experience, but turn to the Houston nonprofit for land, tools…

Buy Some Bison

Out on the Katy prairie, a rural motorist may observe a site reminiscent of an old-time cowboy movie -- an open field of bison grazing on prairie grass. Patrick Bierschwale sits in his diesel truck on a bluff observing his bison and calculating…

Extended Hours, New Vendors

The Westchase District Farmers Market will extend its hours of operation until 7 p.m. beginning Thursday, March 12. The market takes place every Thursday – rain or shine – starting at 3 p.m. in the parking lot of St. Cyril of Alexandria…

10 Ways to Baconize Your Life

Each week, Steve Maloof, owner of Just Pure Flavors, sells custom-designed, limited production jams, jellies and chutney for discriminating palates. He offers about 20 totally unique products, from strawberry mango jam to tangelo marmalade…

LUXE Heavenly Bodies

Julie Berry launched her line of organic, natural bath products after retiring from a 25-year career training horses in the art of dressage.  “I spent so much time in the sun,” she says of her previous career.  “I always took good…

PEAS Farm in Conroe a Family Affair

From Westchase District it’s not a quick trip to visit Elvis d’Agrella’s Peas Farm in Conroe. It’s a 100-mile round trip and ten dollars in tolls to go to the “country” to see where they grow the produce they bring to the market…

Working Daily to Prep for Market

If you think it’s been a tough winter for the average Houstonian, think how it’s been for the Gulf Coast farmer. All the agriculturalists who participate in the Westchase District farmers market have had to protect their crops to keep…