Reviews for: Texas Farmers' Market at Lakeline
By: Leah McIntosh (Jan 8, 2011)
Cedar Park Farmers Market opened less than a year ago but in that time has grown to serve the residents of northern Travis and western Williamson Counties with a great variety of locally-produced foods and other products. I have become a regular customer almost every week, picking up an assortment of seasonal veggies (including some grown in greenhouses that make the tenderer crops available almost year-round), meats (you can find everything from chicken, beef or pork, to artisanal charcuterie), pastured eggs, cheeses (Full Quiver has incredible cheddar and colby from raw milk, as well as fresh mozzarella) and fruits (right now the tangerines and tangelos from Orange Blossom Farms are amazing -- can't wait for the grapefruit to start arriving!). The market is always a fun place to visit, overflowing with friendly customers and vendors (whoops, almost forgot to mention the yummy treats like Blanco Valley's homemade tortilla chips -- seriously, they make the tortillas from organic masa, and fry them in pure coconut oil -- and habanero salsa; Sweetish Hill's huge variety of artisanal breads and sweets; and others I have yet to try but which always look inviting), with live music by local musicians most of every market day. Several vendors also bring locally-produced craft items such as lavender-scented soaps and lotions, jewelry and lovely wood products for the kitchen and home. The continuing growth and popularity of this market speaks not only to the great management of the market and its vendors, but of the great interest by consumers in having their food produced as close to home as possible. Thank you CPFM, for giving the folks of the northern Austin area a great place to gather and get good food!