Over the past couple of years, Aggieland has been growing at an incredible rate. New shops, restaurants, and an ample amount of parking garages. All that development can be a bit overwhelming, and it’s refreshing to get back in touch with our roots.
As the fall semester rolls in, come check out the Brazos Valley Farmers’ Market, located at 500 North Main St. in the heart of downtown Bryan. Serving the BCS area for generations, they offer a year-round market that meets Saturday mornings from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. as well as two seasonal markets with local products that include gluten-free baked goods, fresh fruits and veggies, and hand-crafted jewelry.
There’s something special about freshly picked flowers, sweet golden honey from our own local bees, or coffee beans roasted right here in Aggieland, and with every one of the 50 vendors, we can rest assured the food will be straight from farm to table. The Market strives to educate the general public on the benefits of eating local produce and connect consumers to local food producers, strengthening the urban-rural community bond. Run solely by volunteers, the Market is not funded by anything other than vendor fees and loads of volunteer hours. Some of the vendors have had a hand in the market since it first started in 1997, making the community bond that much stronger.
The Brazos Valley Farmer’s Market has a delightfully homey feel with a hint of excitement. You’re sure to be greeted with a friendly face. Be prepared to leave with an arm or two full of goodies and a smile from ear to ear. Let’s get back to our roots this fall. Together.