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Farmers Markets Highlight Houston’s Local Food Growers and Products

Houston Matters producer Michael Hagerty visits the City Hall Farmers Market.

Downtown Farmers Market
The Houston Downtown Farmers Market outside City Hall on March 1, 2017.

The City Hall Farmers Market is back for the spring season. Every Wednesday through June 28, more than 30 local farmers, food trucks and other vendors will be on hand outside City Hall with their products.

The market is just one of many farmers markets around the region that showcase people involved in the local food movement.

To get a better sense that growing scene, Michael Hagerty went downtown to check it out. He talked with representatives from Urban Harvest, which is behind several farmers markets in Greater Houston.

He also spoke with a local grower from Plant It Forward Farms, along with businesses that make products from locally sourced ingredients, such as Gulf Coast Honey Bee Farms, Panzarella Import Co., Good Cravings and Doggiee Snack Bar.

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Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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