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Welcome to Farmers' Market at Imperial!
Eat Fresh, Shop Local | Open Year Around | Saturdays 9AM - 1PM
 
September 8, 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
 
Gunderman Acres
 
Gundermann Acres is a 500 acre vegetable farm in Wharton, Tx. Recently, along with many others along the Texas coast, we have been hit by one of the worst floodings in US history. The storm itself caused a lot of damage, however, the aftermath was even worse. The Colorado river is just a couple miles from both our farm and our home. On August 29th, the Colorado river started flooding. It completely covered our farm, in some places as much as 10ft. We pretty much lost everything. Contrary to what most people think, vegetable farmers cannot get crop insurance. Therefore, everything we do is a risk we take with no guarantees we will even make a crop. That same night, we were awakened by the tv news anchors naming our subdivision as one of the ones that needed to get out immediately. 

On August 30, the very next day after losing everything on the farm, our home flooded. In the end, the river rose to over 50ft, something it hasn't done since 1913.

In less than a year we have had a barn fire which burned it to the ground, a freeze in January that killed 80% of our crops and now this... 

We have never asked for help but so many people have been wanting to help us and asking how and where to do that...We are humbled and so amazingly blessed to have people that want to help us out in such a horrible situation. You will never know how much this truly means to us. :) 

Garrett & Stacie Gundermann 
Did You Know?

Apples are more effective at waking you up in the morning than coffee
Lunch at the Market
 
The Sauer Kraut

A tasty blend of authentic German cuisine with a Texas twist, Chef Eric brings the Schnitzel sandwich, Seigi's quality German style brats, and delicious hamburgers to Houston streets. Don't forget to try the homemade sauerkraut or the awesome fresh prepared Spaetzle.
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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Go Texan Recipe of the Week

Lone Star Gumbo
When shopping for ingredients, consider your local farmers market vendors for good pork, shrimp, eggs, chicken and a range of fresh produce! 
 

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup salad oil
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 cup yellow onions, 
  • ½ inch dice
  • ¾ cup celery, ½ inch dice
  • 1/3 cup poblano chile, ½ inch dice
  • 1/3 cup red bell pepper, ½ inch dice
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh jalapeno, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh garlic, minced
  • 2 piece bay leaves
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper, fresh ground
  • ½ teaspoon dry thyme leaves
  • ½ teaspoon dry basil leaves
  • ½ teaspoon dry oregano leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper, ground
  • 6 ½ cups shrimp stock, or chicken stock or water
  • ¾ cup tomatoes, diced
  • ¾ cup  Aurelias Spanish chorizo or smoked pork sausage, sliced
  • 1 pound medium Texas wild caught shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon tabasco
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups cooked white rice, hot
To Prepare
Heat a heavy bottom skillet over medium high heat and add in salad oil and flour to make a roux.

Cook flour and oil mixture stirring continuously with a wooden spoon until the roux becomes the color of milk chocolate (about 20 to 25 minutes). Do not allow the roux to burn, if you begin to notice black specs in the roux or it smokes strongly, discard the roux after it cools down and start again.

Once the roux has achieved the desired color, turn down the heat to low and add in the onions, celery, peppers and garlic. Stir the vegetables in the roux until they begin to soften, then stir in the bay, pepper, thyme, basil, oregano and white pepper and allow to cook for a couple more minutes until the herbs become aromatic.

Turn the heat up to high and begin to whisk in the stock, one cup at a time until fully incorporated.

Let the gumbo come to a boil for a couple of minutes then reduce the heat to a low simmer, add the Spanish chorizo and allow to cook for about 1 hour (add more stock or water if the gumbo becomes too thick).

Turn the heat back up to medium and add in the shrimp. Cook for about three minutes or until the shrimp turn pink and begin to curl.

Remove the gumbo from the heat and taste for proper seasoning, add salt to taste as well as cayenne and Tabasco.

Serve hot while ladling into bowls or cups and adding a scoop of rice to the center of each.

Note: Both the roux and the sausage can leave a layer of oil floating on top of the gumbo after it has simmered for awhile. It is best to use a ladle to skim and discard the excess oil prior to serving.
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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