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Burning Love: Turn Up Valentine's Day Heat with Candles

You can find something at the Farmers Market for just about any holiday. Next up is Valentine’s Day which falls on Sunday, February 14 this year. Shop the market and you’ll find treats for your sweetheart and ample ingredients to…
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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,…
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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…
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Great Things Happening at the Farmers Market

Great things are happening at the Westchase District Farmers Market. We've been seeing a steady increase in market-goers as people feel safer about getting out and more businesses reopen. Thanks to our vendors' commitment and observance…
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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…
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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…
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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.…
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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…
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Family business brings traditional sauces to Farmers Market

Meet the Orozco Family For the Orozco family, Chilesquiles is a family business. Octavio Orozco and wife Romina wanted to make the special sauce for their favorite chilaquiles one weekend morning, only to discover they didn’t have any pre-made…
Chris Kohnke, Pure Texas Honey
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Honey: Made by bees, flowers and Mother Nature

Honey is a miracle of nature. Honey bees visit millions of blossoms in their lifetimes, pollinating plants and collecting nectar to bring back to the hive. Lucky for us, bees make more honey than their colony needs and beekeepers remove the…