Entries by Chester Jacinto

Farmers Market Turns 7 With Stalwart Vendors by Its Side

PEAS Farm and Pure Texas Honey among market’s longest-standing vendors It’s been seven years since Chris Kohnke brought his Pure Texas Honey products to the Westchase District Farmers Market and he still gets asked: where does your honey come from? It’s a question that gives Kohnke’s beekeeping expertise an opportunity to shine. “Is this honey […]

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Get Everything for Dinner Without Cooking

Thinking of Take Out? The Farmers Market Has Many Options Don’t know what to prepare for dinner? The Westchase District Farmers Market has you covered. When it’s Thursday night and you need to bring home some food, the Farmers Market is the perfect place to pick it up. Freshly prepared and delicious, individual meals from our farmers […]

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What is Hydroponics?

Sure hydroponics sounds hi-tech, but there’s evidence of this growing method dating back to Ancient China. With hydroponics, edible plants can be grown indoors and without soil. In some cases, gravel and nutrient water are used. For instance, the U.S. Army successfully used it to grow crops on barren Pacific Islands in 1943, and in […]

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Farmers Market Integral to Food Supply Chain During Outbreak, Market Adapts to Changing Times

Out of a crisis emerges resiliency. The Westchase District Farmers Market vendors were a proven source of food and example of endurance. During the COVID-19 crisis, grocery stores were deemed essential businesses and remained open. The U.S. Department of Agriculture also placed farmers markets in an essential category. Pre-COVID, the Farmers Market was the spot […]

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Farmtastic is Coming July 9 and August 6

It’s not Fantastic, it’s Farmtastic! That’s because face painting, balloon twisting and watermelon games are part of the fun on July 9. On August 6, there’ll be mini ponies from A Place for Peanut and pickle making. And, if you ever wondered what you would look like as a cartoon, you’ll get to pose for […]