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Welcome to Farmers' Market at Imperial!
Eat Fresh, Shop Local | Open Year Around | Saturdays 9AM - 1PM
 
May 12, 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 Farmer
 
Texas Pickle Company
 
We are Tom and Jessica Weldin, owners and operators of Texas Pickle Company, LLC, in Sugar Land, Texas. We are proud to announce our status as Finalists in the HEB Quest for Texas Best Competition! We use only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients without the use of preservatives, additives, or dyes. Our unique pickling process ensures a perfectly crunchy texture and flavor for a taste experience that is unmatched!

Together with our two children, we moved to Texas from California in 2013. We loved visiting farmers markets and were looking for the perfect pickles.  We also tried to find them in store bought versions, but still with no success. We love to cook so it was obvious that we needed to learn how to make them ourselves. After reading a canning & pickling book (from Lowes!), we produced a jar of habanero dill pickles, left them out for friends and family to try, and the response was overwhelming! We only had to hear ‘best pickles I’ve ever had in my life’ a few times before realizing that maybe we had something special. We knew that starting a small business would be a fun family adventure and would teach our young children about farming, community, and bringing a product to market.

Very early on, we decided we wanted to work with and support our local farmers. Having been brought up with little exposure to the sources of the food we ate, it was very important for us to make sure our children fully understood where their food came from, and to understand the importance of the farmer in their daily lives.

In November of 2014, we had our first event at a local yoga studio and we were up and running! We’ve been selling at the Imperial Farmers markets since January of 2015 and the local response has been fantastic! Please stop by and say hi!
Lunch at the Market
 
St. John's Fire Food Truck
 
Chef Joel from St. John's Fire is a customer favorite.    Don't miss the opportunity to experience the same dishes featured on Street Eats on The Food Channel!

Tortilla-Crusted Fish with mango jalapeno glaze, Seafood Bloody Mary in spicy tomato cocktail sauce, and Cajun Egg Roll with guava mustard dipping sauce are part of the regional cuisine served ranging from the coast of Florida to California.

Please visit his website at http://www.stjohnsfire.net for more information.
Did You Know?

According to the “Our Global Kitchen” exhibit at the Bob Bullock museum, today most supermarket tomatoes are picked green and hard, trucked long distances, and then turned red with ethylene gas.  Because they have been bred for yield, hardness and “shelf life,” not flavor or nutrition, their taste can be very disappointing.

Fresh tomatoes are available weekly at Gundermann Acres.
Guest Musician:

Leslie Krafka
 
It was destiny when Leslie Krafka attended her first songwriter’s workshop. Hosted by Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines. “That weekend was one of those moments,” Leslie recalls, “when you say ‘yes’ and it changes your whole life.” And change it did. She was named Songwriter of the Year by the Houston Songwriter’s Association, as well as Song of the Year honors with Wandering Troubadour to boot. Her lyrics reflect the maturity of life’s experience, but retain the zeal of one who’s young at heart. 
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Featured Recipe
 
Spinach Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Caramelized Pecans
Ingredients
  • 2 Red beets, cooked, peeled and sliced
  • 8 cups Loosely packed baby spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup Goat cheese
  • 3/4 cup Caramelized Texas pecans, whole
  • 1/4 cup Dried cherries, finely diced
  • 1 cup Balsamic dressin
  • Ingredients for the Balsamic Dressing  • 1/4 cup + 1 T.  Balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp. Garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Red beets, cooked, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Texas extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt to taste
To Prepare

To cook beets: Place beets in boiling water and cook for 20 to 30 minutes or until cooked through like a potato. Remove beets from the water and let them cool for 20 minutes. Remove the skins using a paper towel. Refrigerate until ready to use.

To prepare the caramelized pecans: Heat pecans in medium sauté pan in sugar, butter, water and salt mixture and cook until water has evaporated. Transfer to a baking sheet and bake in 275° F. oven for 15 minutes or until very crunchy. Yields 1 cup.

To prepare salad: In a bowl, toss spinach with just enough dressing to coat the leaves. Divide onto six plates and garnish with dollops of goat cheese, sliced beets, Texas pecans and dried cherries.

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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