Market Vendor - In the News

Brazos Valley Farmers' Market Vice President and vendor Tanya Miller of Millican Produce responded to a recent call for information on how local farmers are weathering the current economic crisis.

The article came out this month in Growing Magazine. Tanya is quoted several times. Check it out:

Way to go Tanya!


FBVFM Needs Your Help!

In only 4 months of activity, the Friends of the Brazos Valley Farmers' Market volunteer group has grown more quickly that my wildest imagination. We have a lot going on and a steady supply of requests for more.

We've grown to a point where I can no longer manage it alone. We need a core management team (President, VP, Secretary, Treasurer, Chairs, etc). None of these positions is officially filled. Please let me know if you would like to be part of this core team. Once I have your names gathered, we'll get together and talk about who can do what jobs, set up committees, and make the initial Officer appointments. I'm currently working on a list of all the "Friends" are doing right now to make it easier for others to start taking over some of my current responsibilities. 

Thanks for your help in making this a thriving organization so early in it's inception. 


Local Woodturner Demonstration

"Friends" volunteer Helen Wise has been working hard over the past few months to arrange for local artisan displays. As a direct result, visitors to the Saturday's Brazos Valley Farmers' Market were treated to a wonderful display by local woodturner Stacie Grange.

To learn more about Stacie's work, visit her blog, Brazos Turnings.

There are many more events upcoming: a local blacksmith and live music. And if you know of anyone who would like to perform or demonstrate their craft at the farmers' market, just let us know.

Thanks Helen for making this happen!

First Fridays in Downtown Bryan

Last night was only one of many First Friday events in downtown Bryan, but this was the Friends of the Brazos Valley Farmers' Market's first booth appearance. Market vendors John Flynn (What's the Buzz Coffee), Rebecca Kroencke (Scrap Works) and I celebrated the event inside Greta Watkins' The Frame Gallery, talking to a crowded room of people curious about the farmers' market. The evening also included live jazz music, a wonderful display of food, and wine. 

Making the evening extra special, Friends volunteer Cherry Moore donated 3 of her paintings to be auctioned in a silent auction to raise funds for the "Friends" group, money that helps fund our booths and brochures. The auction started at the Frame Gallery and continued into Saturday morning's farmers' market where all three paintings sold!

A big thanks to Rebecca, John, and Cherry for making the evening extra special!


Now accepting memberships and donations through Google Checkout

That's right. The Friends of the Brazos Valley Farmers' Market is now set up to receive membership dues through Google Checkout, making it easier than ever to support our local farmers' market and educate our community on the benefits of a local diet.

To pay via Google Checkout, select your membership level from the option in the right hand column, click on the "buy now" button, and pay with your credit card. It's that easy to make a difference in the Brazos Valley!

Donations cannot be taken through Google Checkout at this time. If you'd like to make a donation, contact us directly at or send your donation to:

Friends of Brazos Valley Farmers' Market
c/o HM Duchscher
2303 Kuykendall Circle
Bryan, TX 77808