Local Produce, Dairy, Meats and Flowers
One of the things I love most about the Austin area is that it is a city of diversity...of options. As more and more attention gets focused on health and healthy choices, people are becoming more aware of how important it is to look at the whole body...mind, body and spirit. In this section of the website I've begun listing a few of my discoveries/favorites. You might be suprised that in the area, not a 'stone's throw away' you can find award winning wineries, organic farm produce, an olive farm, goat farms with award winning cheeses and sooooo much more. Tours can be a fun way to expose your kids to a healthier and more natural life style.
If you know others that you can recommend, email us. We'd like to provide this as a resource of 'newcomers' to get an idea of where to start searching when it comes to looking for healthy foods, organic foods, locally raised products etc. May this be a beginning to a new healthier you!
Locally Grown Flowers
Hill Country Lavender Farm 830-833-5101
45 minutes West of Austin on Hwy 281
Catch the blooming Season, May to July!!!! Texas first commercial Lavender farm. The farm offers more than 70 lavender-related products for sale, including nine varieties of soap, sachets, lavender oil, linen spray, lavender bubble-bath, linens embroidered with lavender, eye pillows and a variety of lavender-growing publications. Visitors are invited to cut their own lavender throughout the lavender season, which runs from mid-May until July and visit the farm store.
Locally Grown Meats and DairyWhite Mountain Foods 512-385-4711
3301 East 5th Street
Austin, TX 78702
Makers of pure Bulgarian Yogurt and fine Vegetarian and Vegan food products. Currently White Mountain Foods produces four product lines: 1) Bulgarian Yogurt; 2) whole bean organic tofu, tofu salads and dips; 3) wheat gluten based Wheat Roast, vegetarian fajitas and BBQ, and 4) vegetarian tamales.
Pure Luck Farm and Dairy
This Dripping Springs original specializes in handmade artisan goat cheese and certified organic culinary herbs. Everything they do is by hand and for the love of doing it! Look for their products at Wheatsville, Farm to Market Grocery, Whole Foods, Central Market as well as at Restaurants such as Hudson on the Bend. They have annual tours, workshops, holiday online shopping so check them out.
Bastrop Cattle Company 512-321-2725 or 512-699-3339
Hormone and antibiotic free, free range, grass fed Beef from local ranchers.
Fredericksburg Grass Fed Beef 830-990-9353
Their ranch is family ownd and operated. they produce tender meat from gentle docile cows using organic principles, no hormones or antibiotics. Available also at the Austin Farmer's Market
Loncitos Grass fed Lamb 361-438-1289
"Best lamb on the planet!" Grass fed and delicious. Many cuts to choose from. Available at Austin Farmers' Market, Sunset Valley Farmers' Market and Boggy Creek Farms. (Check out our farmers' market section for locations and times.)
Thunder Heart Meats 210-930-0841
Texas grass fed bison that are "raised with respect". They received the All Artisanal Award Outstanding Meat and Charcuterie at the Gallow Family Vineyards Gold Metal Awards (I don't know what that means but sounds impressive.) It is available a lot of local places: Austin farmers' market, Whole Foods (lamar location), Sunset Valley Farmers' Market, Triangle Farmers' Market, Magnolia Cafe, Boggy Creek Farms to name a few.
Locally Grown Fruits, Vegetables, Jellies and Jams (and OLIVES!)
They say knowing what's in season is the key to eating organic on a budget. So as we're new to this we're starting to build a calendar to remind us when to look for which fruits or vegetables. March Through May
Boggy Creek Farms 512-926-4650
Wednesdays and Saturdays (9-1) Year round!3414 Lyons RoadAustin, TX 78702
Check out this historic East Austin Gem! They have USDA Certified Organic freshly harvested vegetables, flowers and herbs.
Bella Vista Ranch 512-847-6514
I LOVE olives! So having an olive farm in Wimberley is really great. I plan on attending the 'pressing' which I think occurs in September. But check out their tours. Who knew we now have olives growingin our own backyard. How cool is that?!
Texas Traditions 800-547-7062
They call it Culinary Texas Folk Art. Hand crafted, all-natural foods from the heart of Texas culinary heritage. They offer cool gift packages, baskets etc.
Walnut Creek Organic Farms 512-303-3400
This farm has a program where you, as a member, can receive a box of fresh produce weekly either delivered to your door or to a pick up location. Fresh organic produce from their farm to your table.
Sweet Berry farm 830-798-1462
Sweet Berry farms is the place to go if you want to take the kids berry picking! It's out in the direction of Marble Falls. Get on their email list and they'll let you know the seasons begin.