No Impact Week: Farmer’s Market
Sustainable goods draw crowd to the Quad at Texas State
Yesterday’s No Impact Week farmer’s market was a hit with the Texas State community. Dozens of vendors sampled organic and sustainably produced goods, including teas, soaps, local honey, produce, Fair Trade coffee, tamales, pastries and meat pies. The event was part of the Common Experience 2010-2011 theme of sustainability.
Shelby Moss, from Little Shoppe of Health in San Marcos, tells Michelle McGee and Sarah Weathersby about the health benefits of different teas.
Round Rock Honey is produced in Round Rock using bees that collect pollen from wildflowers, a specialty for honey. Owner Konrad Bouffard offers bee keeping classes through the Austin Nature Center, for all you aspiring honey harvesters.
Ivaly Sanford weighs peppers for customers at the Scott Arbor produce stand. Scott Arbor offers community supported agriculture (CSA) subscriptions that include delivery of about 7 lbs. of fresh, seasonal produce to customers each week.
Shad Smith and Kendall Watkins of Full English, a cafe in South Austin, sold meat pies and other pastries from across the pond.