DS Farmers Market changes location
The Dripping Springs Farmers Market is moving to a new location on March 23: The Pound House Farmstead.
Since 2009, the town of Dripping Springs has held its weekly Farmer’s Market at Veterans Memorial Park, in an area often referred to as “The Triangle”. During this time, the market has seen steady growth and popularity, so much so that it has been voted the number one farmer’s market in Texas three out of the last four years. Meanwhile, The Pound House Farmstead has been Dripping Springs’ heritage center since the 1850s – first as the original log cabin of one of the town’s founding families and, in recent decades , as a history museum. The combination of the two local landmarks is a recognition of Dripping Springs’ agrarian heritage, according to representatives of each.
The move is intended not only to create a deeper connection between the iconic DSFM and the city’s heritage, but also to provide more room for vendors, businesses and future growth, said Jenny Pack, executive director of The Pound House Farmstead.
“As the founding family of what is now Dripping Springs, the Pounds were at the center of community life, opening up their home and grounds to serve as a doctor’s office and hospital, church sanctuary, school and social gathering place,” Pack explained. “Bringing the Dripping Springs Farmers Market to our farm…it’s a perfect partnership.”
The Farmers Market will continue to host a variety of vendors selling fresh produce, grass-fed and pastured meats and eggs, freshly baked breads and homemade pies, regional honeys, artisan jellies and jams. , natural soaps and other personal care products, snacks and treats, crafts and more.
“It’s an exciting time,” said Gouri Johansen, chairman of the DSFM committee. “This move will not only benefit the vendors and their customers, but it will give the community more opportunities to learn more about our heritage and the farm. I’m excited for the future for both parties moving the market in this beautiful setting. It is perfect for sellers, buyers, families and more.”
The new site will provide more space for the DSFM, with additional space for vendors, parking for customers and potential for future expansion.
“Like the city, the Farmers’ Market has seen steady growth and that has put a strain on our current location,” said DSFM Director Charlie Reed. “The move gives the market a pastoral setting with plenty of shade provided by tall live oak trees, surrounded by five acres of natural Hill Country beauty. In addition to its authentic rural ambiance, it is just minutes from US Highway 290 and Ranch Road 12, providing easy access for visitors.
Pound House Farm is located adjacent to Founders Memorial Park off Founders Park Road and can be accessed via RR 12 North or via Rob Shelton Boulevard. Market hours will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
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