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Welcome to Farmers' Market at Imperial!
Eat Fresh, Shop Local | Open Year Around | Saturdays 9AM - 1PM
 
October 20, 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
 
Round Rock Honey

Round Rock Honey owners Konrad and Elizabeth Bouffard take the greatest pride in producing only the purest Texas wildflower honey, emphasizing quality over quantity in every step of the harvest. Their hives are located across Central Texas, which gives our honey a rich taste unique to the state. They don't gauge our success by the quantity of honey produced, or even by how much we sell. Their focus is always on the quality our processes, our packaging, our customer's experiences, and of course, our honey.

The Bouffards believe in their honey so much that if you ever have a question, just look on the back of our bottle. You’ll find their names and phone number. They love to talk about honey, and are available to answer any questions you may have. From field to hive to table, let Round Rock Honey sweeten your life.

At Round Rock Honey, they're obsessed with the engineering prowess of honeybees. They do their best to mimic their magnificent process as they strive to produce a superior honey. The honeybees collect nectar from over 90 different sites in order to capture the vast array of pollens in all of the Central Texas "microclimates". Before bottling Round Rock Honey they don't heat or filter the honey, instead they harvest the hives then separate the honey by centrifuge at room temperature to preserve all the natural enzymes, pollen and floral essences honeybees put into it, creating the highest quality flavor. Round Rock Honey tests their honey with three different independent labs several times each year to insure pollutants never find their way into your favorite natural sweetener.  In layman's terms, Round Rock honey is 100% pure and raw Texas honey.  Stop by the booth at Farmers Market at Imperial for a sample!
Did You Know?

The average supermarket carrot travels 2,000 miles from field to table. USDA surveys suggest that most farmers' market produce travels less than 50 miles to market.
Food at the Market
 
Imperial BBQ
 
Imperial BBQ has been busy with competitions this summer, but we are glad to welcome them back to their home at Farmers Market at Imperial this Saturday.
 
If you’re looking for authentic Texas barbeque, you’ve come to the right place. At Imperial Barbeque they’ll give you the attention and personal service you’ll come to expect and enjoy.  At Imperial Barbeque it all starts with the wood they use and their delicious homemade barbecue sauce.  Imperial BBQ personally hand cuts, split all the oak and pecan wood that we use to smoke our meats.  Their dry rubs have evolved through the years with successfully competing in cook-offs since 1994 and many long hours of practice to give you the flavor that everyone enjoys. They offer traditional 100% smoked Texas barbeque that is prepared with hard work and personal pride.  These are very important components when cooking Texas barbeque!
 
Imperial Barbeque is a famliy owned and operated mobile catering service that is located in Sugar Land Texas. Let them put their experience to work for you.
Guest Musician:

Grifters & Shills
 
Grifters & Shills is high energy roots music, featuring vocal harmonies, guitar, banjo, percussion, harmonica, and bass. They write and perform timeless music with deep ties to the past and a very assertive outlook on the present. Their music and their shows are high-energy, down-to-earth journeys through songs and stories, celebrating and touching lives wherever they go.
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Recipe of the Week

Coffee Marinated Venison with Pecan Sweet Potatoes and Horseradish Crema
Ingredients:
  • 1 Gold or russet potato, peeled and cut in small pieces
  • 2 Sweet potatoes, peeled; one cut in small pieces,  the other one sliced
  • 3/4 cup Sour cream
  • 3 T. Heavy cream, warm
  • 3 T. Butter
  • 1 T. Chipotle purée
  • 4 T. Texas olive oil
  • 4 Texas venison filets (5 ounces each)
  • 3 T. Heavy cream, warm
  • 3 T. Butter
  • 1 T. Chipotle puree
  • 2 T. Horseradish
  • 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup Texas pecan pieces, roasted
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
Directions:
Cook diced potato and diced sweet potato in boiling water for 10 to 12 minutes or until soft. Transfer potatoes to a mixing bowl and add 1/4 cup of sour cream, heavy cream, butter and chipotle. Mash until mixed and season with salt. Set aside.

In a small plate put 2 tablespoons of olive oil and coat the sliced sweet potato and season with salt. Grill each side for 2 minutes, turning as needed until potato is cooked through. Set aside. Coat venison filets with remaining olive oil and coat with coffee and season with salt and pepper. On a medium-hot grill, cook venison filets for 3 to 4 minutes each side or until medium rare or desired temperature.

While the venison cooks, combine in a bowl 1/2 cup of sour cream, horseradish and Worcestershire sauce. Season with salt and pepper.Divide mashed potatoes onto 4 plates, place a venison filet on each plate and garnish with roasted pecans and grilled sweet potato slices.

To prepare chipotle puree:
Buy chipotles in adobo, place in blender, and purée until smooth. 

Refrigerate until ready to use.
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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