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Welcome to Farmers' Market at Imperial!
Eat Fresh, Shop Local | Open Year Around | Saturdays 9AM - 1PM
 
July 14, 2017
Greetings Market Shoppers,
 
When is a tomato not just another tomato? When it is available for purchase fresh from the field at a neighborhood farmers market. Residents of Sugar Land and beyond can enjoy the freshest-tasting produce, view one-a-kind arts and crafts and interesting artisan finds at the Farmers Market at Imperial, located at Highway 90 at Brooks Street (198 Kempner St in Sugar Land). Presented by the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, each Farmers Market at Imperial will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. rain or shine, year round. Click here for more information!

We hope you can all join us!
 
Map & Directions   |   Vendors   |  Calendar of Events

Don't forget to check out our Website and Facebook page for great pictures and up to the minute news!
Week In Pictures
Featured Vendor
 
Grass on the Go Featured Farmer
 
  

Alan Barrera, Founder of GrassOntheGo, was converted to wheatgrass years ago, when he was introduced to this green juice at a local juice bar, in Houston.  After experiencing the taste, he had all my following shots with ginger added.  Alan was not a fan of the taste, but was a fan of the benefits.  After just a few trips, my body began to crave this green juice.  

The months that followed, I experienced consistently increasing positive benefits.  After consistently taking my wheatgrass daily, my body started thanking me through more energy, becoming stronger, and feeling great.  My brain thanked me also by pouring me with ideas, concepts, and theories.  From there, Grass On The Go was created.  

Grass On The Go has created wheatgrass in an easy to take portable form. Through flash freezing nutrients are locked in as if juiced minutes before hand. This freezing causes portability with no degradation, as long as items maintain frozen. Never before has such a combination of technology with the science of farming been joined to create a truly exceptional wheatgrass juice.

In order to avoid the chore and time involved in growing and juicing their own grass, many people have resorted to various processed forms of wheatgrass; pills, powders, and gel capsules. Until recently these forms were the only alternative to getting the natural effects of frozen wheatgrass juice. Those days are finally behind us!

The wheatgrass we supply is grown with the aid of modern technology which allows for the creation of the perfect environment. With proper light quality, frequency of sound, uvc filtered air, in a heated contaminant free soil, along combinations of various fertilizers for maximum nutrient potential, allows Grass On The Go to be the future leader in organic wheatgrass products.

We go through extensive procedures, and inspections to verify our wheatgrass is consistently healthy, robust, and full of nutrients.  Many people comment on our juice being, “So, Green.”  Yes this is true, we believe a plant has only the nutrients that it is fed.  So, we feed and feed our grass.  The combination of nutrients and growing technique creates this remarkably, sweet, robust, dark green wheatgrass juice. 

If a healthier, happier you is on your list, stop by Grass On The Go at Farmers Market at Imperial and visit with Alan.  Wheatgrass could be the answer your body is looking for.

Did You Know?

Corn will always have an even number of rows on each cob. Get sweet corn at Gundermann Acres this Saturday. Come early before they sell out! 
Lunch at the Market
 
Truck on the Bayou
 
Truck on the Bayou is one of the newest trucks at Imperial Farmers Market. Offering authentic Cajun cuisine, this truck has wonderful Twitter reviews. If you are from our neighboring state, or just have a desire for some savory southern classics, come enjoy lunch this Saturday.
Guest Musician:

Jeffrey Scott Stewart
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Go Texan Recipe of the Week

Texas Watermelon Couscous with Beef and Harissa Sauce
When shopping for ingredients, consider your local farmers market vendors for good pork, shrimp, eggs, chicken and a range of fresh produce! 
 

Ingredients for the Texas Watermelon Couscous

  • 2 cups watermelon water*
  • 1 10-ounce box unflavored couscous
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup dates, chopped
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup Texas olive oil
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin Texas olive oil
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. turmeric
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
Ingredients for the Beef
  • 1 cup Texas olive oil
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 pounds flat iron steak, trimmed
Ingredients for the Harissa Sauce
  • 5 red peppers, roasted
  • 1 tsp. cardamom, ground
  • 1 tsp. coriander, ground
  • 1 T. cumin, ground
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 T. lemon juice
  • 1/4 bunch cilantro
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
To Prepare
 
To Prepare Couscous: Microwave the watermelon water until it boils, about 6 minutes. While the water boils, put the couscous in a large bowl. Pour the hot watermelon water over the couscous and quickly cover with plastic wrap; set aside for 10 minutes. Once the couscous has absorbed the water, stir in the remainder of the ingredients. Taste and adjust the seasonings if you find it necessary. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
*Make watermelon water by puréeing 4 cups of cubed Texas watermelon in a blender.

To Prepare Beef: Mix oil, vinegar, garlic, paprika, salt and pepper. Place the meat into a zipper bag with the marinade and refrigerate for 12 hours. Preheat grill or grill pan to medium-low heat. Season the meat with salt and pepper, place it onto 
the grill and slowly cook for 10-12 minutes on each side, basting with the marinade. Remove the meat from the grill, and allow it to rest 5 minutes before cutting it against the grain to serve.

To Prepare the Harissa Sauce: Place the ingredients in a food processor and purée until smooth. Adjust seasonings. Refrigerate until needed.

To Assemble and Serve: Put the couscous on a platter or on individual serving plates. Arrange the sliced flat iron steak on top. Crown the dish with some cubed Texas watermelon that’s been tossed with a little of the Harissa sauce.

Recipe created by Chef Michael Flores
Market Vendors
 
2 Goose Studio
3rd Coast Aquaponics
4 Paws Gourmet Dog Treats

Always Quilting
Anna's Gourmet Greek
Ash and Earth Organics
Bare Bakery
Big Creek Farms
Big Poppa's Kettle Corn
Blackjack Spice Company
Bluebird Bakehouse
Bones on the Go!
Bravado Spice
Braman Winery
Buffalo Bead
Couple of Cooks Snacks
Custom Cedar Patio Furniture
Cyrillas Artistic Crochet
Epicurean Rifinado Alimento
Fort Bend Coffee Roasters
Gina's Acres
Grass on the Go
Great Harvest Bread Co. (Katy)
Gundermann Acres
Imperial BBQ
Inside the Looking Glass
Jolly Farms
JS Desserts
Koldprezz
Kristi's Kitchen
Lather Me Up
Lavande Farm
Little Delectables Chocolates
Loki's Treats
Lone Star Arepa Bar
Miriam's Snacks
Mother Teresa's Fine Foods
Nisha's Quick N E Zee Indian Food
Ooh La La... Candles
Peace, Love, and Alchemy
Picks and Stones
Round Rock Honey
Salve
Shelby Kindrick

Sweet Granny Bar
Sweets By Susan
Texas Pickle Company
Texas T Kobe
The Berry Best Texas Berries
Ty's Spices and Smoked Meats
Water Ice Factory 
Woz Wood Shop
Farmers Market
at Imperial
Ample parking, shade trees with picnic benches...come enjoy a Farmers Market like no other!

Presented by the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce

Every Saturday
Year Around
9AM - 1PM Rain or Shine


Located in Sugar Land at Highway 90 at Brooks Street 198 Kempner Street in Sugar Land
Looking for a new adventure?
Come check out the Museum, open Saturdays from 9:00AM - 1:00PM! Rain or shine, SLHF volunteers allow visitors browse around or walk through the Gift Shop.
2016 - 2017 Sponsorship's

Now Available for the Farmers' Market at Imperial!
 
Contact the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce at 281-566-2152 for more information about how you can reach 1,500 - 2,000 people every week! Click Here to view the Sponsorship Information Packet
Thank You to Our Partners and Sponsors!





Sustainer Sponsor:
Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital

Cultivator Sponsor:
Environmental Protech | Frost Bank

Germinator Sponsors:
Harris Construction | Fort Bend Focus Magazine | Garden Guy
Mosquito Joe | Republic Services | Ruggles Green
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