Mediocrity Not Welcome at New Mueller Farmers’ Market

Mueller Farmers Market off Airport in AustinThe scent of fresh produce, the vibrant color that pours out from the work of local artisans, unique live music, fresh baked goods, pony rides, food trailers and more. Each Sunday from 10 AM-2 PM, the Mueller Farmers’ Market awaits you in the historic Browning Hangar off Airport Blvd.

Over 40 local vendors gather each week to offer their wares. But not every vendor who applies makes it onto the grounds of the Mueller Farmers’ Market. Each vendor is carefully scrutinized by market founder, Carla Jenkins.

Story Telling at Mueller Farmers Market

A story teller reads from a book while an artist draws out the story

We had a moment to speak with Carla about the Mueller Farmers’ Market and this is what she had to say: “It really all came together very quickly for us. This location is perfect and the community has really rallied around it. What separates us from the other markets around the city is that I personally go out and inspect every vendor before allowing them to be part of the market. I want to make sure that our patrons are getting the very best that our area has to offer.”

Johnson Backyard Garden at Mueller Farmers Market

Each vendor is inspected before being allowed to sell at Mueller Farmers’ Market

Carla kept a watchful eye on everything going on around her as she bent down to pick up some debris and pitch it into a nearby recycling can. “We really hope to get the word out about the Mueller Farmers’ Market. The community here is so great, and they’ve really embraced us.”

Pony rides at Mueller Farmers' Market

Pony rides at Mueller Farmers’ Market

And she’s right. Throngs of Austinites come out each week to enjoy not only the offerings, but the atmosphere. The Mueller Farmers’ Market is relatively new to the area, having celebrated its opening on September 9, 2012. But you wouldn’t know it from the size of the crowds.

There are four things that have contributed to the Mueller Farmers’ Market rapid growth.

  1. The location is fantastic and accessible.
  2. The Browning Hangar provides cover from the sun or protection from the rain, which keeps this farmers’ market open every Sunday, rain or shine.
  3. The vast experience that Carla brings to the table, from her Cedar Park Farmers’ Market and Round Rock Farmers’ Market.
  4. The rapid growth of the population in the Mueller subdivision.
Sweetish Hill Bread at Mueller Farmers Market

Sweetish Hill offers their fresh goods every Sunday at Mueller

If you are looking for the freshest produce, fresh baked goods, specialty foods, unique artisans, live music, story telling, pony rides and trailer food all in one location, you’ll find it at the Mueller Farmers’ Market.

We love farmers’ markets, and have covered several of them here on The Austinot, including The Hope Farmers’ Market, The Great Hills Open Air Market and the Austin Farmers’ Market downtown. Each is unique in its own right. Click on any of the links to learn more about these specific markets.

Watson Farms at Mueller Farmers Market

Watson Farms out of Fredericksburg had some amazing Strawberry Basil ice cream

One of the things that we really love about farmers’ markets is how supportive they are of one another. Get to know them all. After all, it’s all about keeping things sustainable and local.

 

@EricHighland asks:

What is your favorite farmers’ market in Austin and why?

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