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Photo of the Day-Central Market Austin, Texas

March 31, 2012

My husband visited his sister in Austin last week while I took my son and two of his friends on a college road trip. Central Market is not a farmer’s market, but a supermarket of sorts…primarily food that is local and/or organic. 

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  1. Teresa Silverthorn permalink
    March 31, 2012 8:28 pm


    • March 31, 2012 8:32 pm

      I think there is beginning to be a movement for cities to add markets that are inside, climate controlled and encourage local farmers to provide their products. Even here in Huntington there is a group active to establish a market this year. The Central Market in Texas has at least 8 stores in 5 cities and my husband said it was similar to Whole Foods but local in nature.

      • March 31, 2012 9:33 pm

        Love, love, love to see this movement growing and expanding. Yay! We’re voting with our forks.

  2. April 1, 2012 8:23 am

    That looks fabulous!

    • April 1, 2012 12:06 pm

      Fresh produce does! The problem in our grocery stores are that most fruits and vegetables are picked green to make it through the thousands of miles of travel from where ever it grew to where ever we live. Then, it decays quickly, no matter how much preservatives they spray on it.

      Fresh produce is healthier…more nutrients because it is more timely to the picking…and with a local farm you can learn how it was grown and be an informed consumer.

  3. Melody permalink
    April 7, 2012 5:35 pm

    I love your blog! (Thanks for visiting mine as well) Central Market in San Antonio was about 1/2 a mile away from our old home. Now that we are in Germany, I do miss CM, especially its wonderful salsas, bulk spices and grains, everything. However, we do what the Europeans do and shop locally and in small quantities so most everything is fresh, freshly prepared.

    • April 7, 2012 5:41 pm

      The markets there are fantastic! Yes, you will miss the TexMex ingredients but learn how to make German dishes while you are there…just think of hwo you will wow all your friends and family when you get back home!

      • Melody permalink
        April 7, 2012 6:04 pm

        You’re right! German markets are dangerous for me as I’m still transitioning from buying a ton of stuff during a shopping trip to only buying what I need “now” or “the next few days”. I’ve had to seriously consider getting a 2nd refrigerator for the overflow! I even invested in a great Wesco bread box so my brotchen from the bakerei and ciabatta from the nearby Italian market don’t get hard and stale the next day! I’m going to ask my neighbor for her schnitzel recipe…it’s fantastic!

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