This story appeared in the 16 July 2009 issue of Northwest Weekly.
The Seeds of Synergy
Northwest Side farmers markets join forces
Story by Pamela Price
San Antonio has been a little behind in providing its citizens with farmers markets and roadside stands featuring an abundance of local goods – especially when compared to communities like Seattle, Philadelphia and Chicago. In the last couple of years, however, inroads have been made. For example, there’s the new and much-lauded Pearl Brewery complex farmers market that brings a variety of fresh foods into the city’s center.
Up near the NW Bexar County line, a tiny cluster of markets has taken root with far less fanfare than the one found at the brewery. Yes, while urbanites waited for a market to arrive this spring, a few folks on the outskirts took matters into their own hands. (Read more)