The Seeds of Synergy


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)