- December 11, 2009
After your next Saturday-morning visit to Starbucks in Highland Village, meander down the block to the covered structure next to Jos. A Banks and browse our city’s newest market, the Highland Village Farmers Market. From 8 am to noon every Saturday, up to two dozen farmers convene here weekly to sell 100 percent organic, sustainable produce and foodstuffs. You’ll find seasonal fruits and vegetables, plus a baker toting fresh baked bread, bars, cookies and pastries, and even a butcher procuring free-range beef, lamb, pork, goat, chicken and wild boar cuts, all displayed in wood slat stalls. There’ll be farm-fresh eggs, naturally, and a crafty soap maker with all kinds of lotions and suds made with soothing goat’s milk. The project is the brainchild of Highland Village Shopping Center owner Haidar Barbouti — European fresh-air markets were his jumping-off point to create Houston’s first permanent-structure farmers market. 2706 Suffolk in Highland Village.