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Welcome to Farmers' Market at Imperial!
Eat Fresh, Shop Local | Open Year Around | Saturdays 9AM - 1PM
 
April 21, 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!
 
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Don't forget to check out our Website and Facebook page for great pictures and up to the minute news!
Week In Pictures
Featured Farmer
 
Plant it Forward
 
Houston is settling a record number of new refugees every year. Most have spent years in refugee camps outside of their own countries living in extreme conditions while waiting to realize the American dream. Once here they are faced with huge challenges assimilating into their new homeland as few have the language or job skills to find meaningful work. Some of these refugees come from agrarian backgrounds and they know how to raise quality food but there is not a single classified job posting for an experienced farmer.

Plant It Forward Farms brings together the people and resources needed to make that vision a reality. We partner with social and religious groups to provide land and tools to refugees who settle in Houston with few other skills besides farming. Refugees receive training at a model farm, as well as additional business assistance to help sell their produce through farmers markets, farm stands, farm shares and restaurant sales. A portion of each success helps provide opportunities for future refugees, and our replicable model can easily be scaled to support hundreds of urban farms throughout the city and beyond. Through Plant It Forward Farms, refugees can become active and contributing citizens that help Houston realize its potential as a leader in sustainable living.

Plant it Forward produce is available every Saturday at Farmers Market at Imperial.  For those that want a weekly box of produce already packed, Plant it Forward offers the convenience of a farm share program available for pick up at Imperial Farmers Market.
Lunch at the Market
 
Bowl'd Up

Houston’s first poke food truck is doling out beautiful bowls that are absolutely brimming with the freshest, finest ingredients! ... Their unbelievably tasty menu also offers Chicken Katsu with rice, Acai Bowls with fresh fruit, and all sorts of specialty drinks and shakes too.
Did You Know?
 
In 1974, there were fewer than 100 farmers' markets in the nation. Now the USDA lists 2,400 farmers' markets in its most recent (1996) directory—up 40% from the 1994 directory. 
Guest Musician:

Steve Lam
 
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Featured Recipe
 
Cheese Fondue with Fresh Vegetables
Ingredients
  • 1 c. dry white wine 
  • ½ pound Swiss cheese, shredded 
  • ½ pound Gruyere cheese, shredded 
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder 
  • ¼ teaspoon dry mustard 
  • Fresh vegetables for dipping: Broccoli, yellow squash, red peppers, carrots and mushrooms 
To Prepare

Simmer wine in fondue pot. In a large bowl, toss the shredded cheese with the flour to coat well. Add cheese gradually, about ¼ pound at a time; stir after each addition of the cheese until melted. Add seasonings ; stir until smooth and creamy. Serve with fresh vegetables for dipping. Enjoy!

Market Vendors
 
2 Goose Studio
4 Paws Gourmet Dog Treats
Always Quilting
Anna's Gourmet Greek
Ash and Earth Organics
Big Creek Farms
Big Poppa's Kettle Corn
Bones on the Go!
Bravado Spice
Braman Winery
Buffalo Bead
Cookies 4 Everyone
Couple of Cooks Snacks
Custom Cedar Patio Furniture
Cyrillas Artistic Crochet
Della Casa Pasta
Epicurean Rifinado Alimento
Fort Bend Coffee Roasters
Grass on the Go
Great Harvest Bread Co. (Katy)
Gundermann Acres
Imperial BBQ
Inside the Looking Glass
Juice It Raw
Jolly Farms
JS Desserts
Kristi's Kitchen
Last Course Gourmet
Lather Me Up
Lavande Farm
Little Delectables Chocolates
Loki's Treats
Lotti Dotti Biscotti
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
Secret Garden
Shelby Kindrick

Sweets By Susan
Texas Olive Ranch
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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Farmers Market at Imperial · 198 Kempner Street · Sugar Land, TX 77478 · USA