A Morning at Houston’s Urban Harvest Farmer’s Market!

A Morning at Houston’s Urban Harvest Farmer’s Market!

As a wedding photographer, it is a rare treat to have a Saturday free. However, Mike’s parents are in town right now, so I kept my schedule clear for their visit and we headed down on Saturday with them and Jason to Houston’s Urban Harvest Farmer’s Market just off of 3000 Richmond. I decided to bring my camera gear along to photograph it all to document it for Mike’s cooking blog. We made plans to head out early because Mike wanted to make sure to get fresh yard eggs from one of the sellers there – they are so good, they always sell out fast! We picked up lots of yummy vegetables too, which Mike made into a cauliflower soup for lunch on Sunday, roasted cauliflower for dinner Sunday night, and there are some green onions and other items on the schedule for this week as well. Oh! And fresh, handmade cheese! Mmmm… cheese. Yum!

I also made a point to stop and see Cammie’s Handmade Soaps – Cammie used to be our booth neighbor when we participated in the First Saturday Arts Market in the Heights a few years ago!

Mike was in charge of picking out the produce to buy, along with selecting the cheese. We were sure to pick up some Muenster, as that is one of Jason’s favorites!

There was so much gorgeous produce, and a few sellers with plants available as well. We might have to make an attempt at a garden this year!

One of my favorite things about going to the Farmer’s Market is getting to meet the people that grew the produce. This gentleman, the owner of Laughing Frog Farm in Hempstead, Texas, was just so nice, and happy to share information about the produce he grows!

We wrapped up the morning listening to good music and treating ourselves to crepes. Sticking to my Weight Watcher’s plan, I went for the Crepe Suzette – but between the crepe, butter & sugar, it probably wasn’t very point friendly! Good thing it was small, and I ate light for the rest of the day to make up for it!

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  • Jenna February 23, 2010 at 4:14 PM

    I’m not sure, but I think you are more excited about photographing food than eating it.

  • Christine February 23, 2010 at 4:37 PM

    Hmmm… there may be some truth to that. Especially when it comes to radishes & cabbage. Much more fun to photograph!

  • Syd February 23, 2010 at 4:59 PM

    You have no idea how happy it makes me to see a farmers market in Texas. Really great!

  • elaine February 23, 2010 at 7:28 PM

    Syd – we have several here in the city every weekend. Gorgeous photos Christine. It’s fun to your non-wedding/portrait photography. :)

  • Heather B. February 24, 2010 at 1:29 AM

    What a gorgeous tour of the market! Thanks so much for sharing! I haven’t been to the Urban Harvest market but this makes it look worth getting up early for. :) We lived in Santa Cruz, CA, for 6 months, and went to the farmers’ market *every* week. It was so lovely! I can only hope that the Houston area markets can grow to compare with that one!

    And I have to agree – radishes and cabbages are fabulous photo fodder, but not so much otherwise. 😉

  • Kat February 24, 2010 at 10:49 AM

    LOVE This! and I am going to link to Mike’s blog now too! :) mmmmmm

  • Cliff February 27, 2010 at 6:39 PM

    You really captured the essence of a farmer’s market with your photos Christine. Looking forward to attending one myself when I move south.

  • Suzanne March 12, 2010 at 6:01 PM

    I love these pictures! Wish I lived in the area to visit this farmers market!

  • Anne-Marie April 25, 2010 at 12:04 AM

    Oh man, that pizza just made my tummy growl – it is one incredible looking photo. I was going to comment about the soap photos (of course) because they are stellar (!!) but then the pizza. At 11 p.m. at night. It’s practically enough to get me out of bed for a midnight snack … (c’mon willpower, don’t fail me now).

  • Fave August 13, 2010 at 12:32 AM

    I’m sold. Can’t wait to go there.

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