May 21, 2023
There is nothing more fresh and local than a great Farmers Market. The only thing better is having your own backyard garden, but we can discuss that later. Luckily, Galveston Farmers Markets brings farmers and growers from all around to give Galveston residents and visitors a great experience to meet and interact with the people that grow the food that helps sustain our lives.
Few things in this world are more valuable to us than food, and food scarcity is something people all over the world, including right here in Galveston, have to deal with on a daily basis. There are several ways you can give back to the community and help those in need.
Galveston's Own Farmers Market
The goal of Galveston’s Own Farmers Market is to foster a greater sense of community through supporting local Texas farmers and producers and connect individuals with their local economy.
2023 Closed Dates: 8/6, 11/5, 12/24, 12/31
3304 Market, Galveston, TX 77550
Who Will Be Selling Goods?
Fruits, Vegetables, & Plants
Agricola Family Farm | Mushrooms Factory | Grow4Health
Meats & Eggs
Jolly Farms | Clawtel Ranch | Heleyon Sheep & Cattle Co. LLC
Farm Goods & Prepared Foods
3rd Coast Kombucha | BZ Honey + Thirsty Bee Meadery | Coastal Bike Shop | Corduroy Coffee | Food of Life | Fresh Continental Delights | Jani’s Waffle | La Cocina by Chef Mary Bass & Good Dough Kolache | Momma’s Tamales | Muffin Tops Catering | Sweet Life Jelly Company | Pecans by Karen | Underwater Oven | ZoZo Fresh
VJ Farms | Angie’s Garden | Everyday Soap Company | CJK Enterprises – Knife Sharpening | 4PetsSake
St. Vincent’s House Hope Drive
Come out to Galveston’s Own Farmers Market this Saturday and say hi to St. Vincent’s House. They have been around for over 70 years and serve as a safe and trusted site that provides essential services to many of the vulnerable people and families in crisis in the community. They provide medical, mental, and social service needs. Their mission is to provide services and resources to empower people to become healthy, self-sustaining and contributing members of the community. They are in need of several items that you can drop off while you are at the Farmers Market.
Essential Items for Families
Dry Food (pasta, rice, beans, oatmeal, etc.)
Deodorant (Male & Female)
Toothbrushes/Toothpaste (Adults & Kids)
Full Size Bar Soap/Body Wash
Full Size Shampoo & Conditioner
Snack Pack Items for Travelers
Pop-top Foods (No Can Opener Necessary)
Cracker & Cookie Packs
Protein Bars, Nutragrain Bars, Granola Bars
Bottled Water, Gatorade, Powerade
Volunteers are always welcome and needed. Volunteers help keep the market running and provided much needed support with setup, breakdown, and assisting famers market shoppers with their questions, market information, and promoting programs and events. If you would like to volunteer, there are four shifts available.
If you would like to volunteer at the farmers market, the following shifts and times are available:
7:30am-9:00am | Setup
8:30am-10:30am | 1st Market Shift
10:00am-12:00pm | 2nd Market Shift
11:30am-12:30pm | Breakdown
7:30am-9:00am | Setup
8:30am-11:00am | 1st Market Shift
10:30am-1:00pm | 2nd Market Shift
1:00pm-1:30pm | Breakdown
Here is the volunteer portal for Galveston’s Own Farmers Market
Young Gardeners Program
Help shape the minds of the youth and introduce them to the wonderful and rewarding world of gardening. Through your volunteer efforts you can help broaden their minds to the world we live in. You can volunteer to be a Garden Aide and work alongside the Garden Leader to help facilitate the lesson plan for the schools and the children. You can also volunteer to be a waterer and spot in the garden on your own time to water the garden. You can also volunteer for Community Day. This is open to everyone and locations rotate between a schools. All ages are welcome to these events where food, kid craft activities, and gardening lessons are included.
Victory Gardens Program
This wonderful program installs raised beds at partnered sites in the community to support more gardens and direct vegetable access across Galveston County. Volunteers are needed for Waterers, who go in at their own time and water the garden, and Community Day volunteers, where food, kid craft activities, and gardening lessons are included.
Real Food Project Volunteer
Do you love cooking and sharing meals? If you do then this, you will love volunteering with the Real Food Project. You can volunteer to be part of the Community Meal Volunteer program where they provide a free hot homecooked meal to about 20-30 food insecure patrons. You can volunteer to either be a “Server”, who help serve food, or a “Chef”, who prepares a meal, salad, or dessert and drop off the day-of. They also need Cooking Class Volunteers who primarily help the teaching team with classroom set-up, food preparation, and cleaning up. Class assistants often interact with students to help support education and learning.
Other Volunteer Opportunities
There are several other volunteer opportunities as well. You can volunteer at one of their garden sites at Austin Middle School, Burnet Elementary, Central Academy, Crenshaw School of Environmental Studie, LA Morgan, Menard Park Moody Early Childhood Center, Oppe Elementary, Parker Elementary, Rosendberg Elementary, or Weis/Collegiate Academy.
More Volunteer Opportunities
Community Day-Gardening, Community Meal, Food Access Program, Garden Aide, Market, Outreach, Real Food Project, Spanish Translation, Taste Testing, Victory Gardens Program, Waterer, and Young Gardeners program are some of the many ways you can get involved volunteering. Contact them through their volunteer portal for more information on their volunteer programs.
Volunteer as a Group
Projects vary due to GOFM’s need and can be from corporations, universities, high schools, congregations, and any other community or professional organization. Contact GOFM to find what they are in need of and get a group together to help volunteer.
Live Music from Ladybird
A multitalented performer, Ladybird will be performing at the Farmers Market on Saturday, May 21st. Besides being a singer-songwriter and live performer, she is also a producer and voice-over artist.