Entries by Sherry Fox

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District’s Farmers Market Ranks Among Texas’ Top Earners

Since Westchase District launched its weekly farmers market in 2013, Texas has seen steady growth in the number of certified farmers markets offering customers fresh, local products. Added together, these relatively tiny markets produce some huge windfalls for their vendors – about $23.7 million in reported annual profits. According to Scott Sroufe with the Texas […]

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Pure Texas Honey is Westchase District’s Best

This October, the Westchase District Farmers Market will celebrate its sixth anniversary. Two of the vendors who were there at the first market (and who have attended virtually every market since), along with one relative newcomer, were the top three finalists in the online voting for Best Farmers Market Vendor in our Best of Westchase […]

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June Farm-tastic Event Creates a Buzz

Kid-friendly activities offered on third Thursdays at market this summer Now celebrating its third consecutive year of delighting children and their parents, the Westchase District Farmers Market’s Farm-tastic Summer Series for Kids recently kicked off on June 20. The afternoon was filled with lots for everyone to see, taste and experience.   Beekeeping demos The […]

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Meat Some New Faces in Farming

Three protein vendors represent changes in ranching business   In 2014, Rangelands magazine published a report evaluating 90 years of census data and predicting that the average age of American ranchers will be 60 years old by 2050. However, when you visit the Westchase District Farmers Market to buy meat, don’t expect to encounter any […]

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Madewell and Made to Sell

Former science teacher now experiments with candles and soaps   After a decade with Alief Independent School District, eighth grade science teacher Jennifer Strong wanted to do something different with her life. Armed with a candle-making kit, she started selling to friends and family. Last spring, she quit her teaching job and launched Madewell Mercantile […]

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Holiday Shopping at Westchase District Farmers Market

Forget North Pole elves, market vendors have your gifts ready Santa isn’t the only one hard at work getting everyone’s presents prepared – the vendors at Westchase District Farmers Market are ready and eager to help you get into the spirit of giving. “Many customers find shopping and gift giving during the holidays more special […]