Fall Harvest Fest - This Saturday

Hello everyone,

I hope you are excited about the upcoming Fall Harvest Fest this weekend! Stock up on an assortment of winter squash for your own fall feast or just come to soak up the atmosphere! Don't forget to stop by the Friends' booth and sign up to volunteer at the market :)

Can't wait to see you all at the market this weekend!


Fall Harvest Festival

Come out to the BVFM on Saturday 1st October to celebrate the last month of the summer bounty. This will be a celebration of abundance. You'll find fresh young winter squash, sweet pumpkins perfect for baking into pies and an assortment of jams and jellies.

The celebration goes even further with activities for the little ones, craft tables, a chef demonstration and everyone's favourite... the petting zoo! Need I remind you of the piglet who graced the market back in spring?

Festival hours are 8am to noon. Local Churches and non-profits are invited to participate by hosting children's games or harvest crafts. Please contact the Friends of the BVFM for more details

BVFM Review

Check out this review of the BVFM in July's issue of AbouTown Press!

See you at the market tomorrow morning!


Market to Menu Event

Hello everyone!

Here are some pictures from the recent Market to Menu event 'Breakfast with the Farmers'.

Getting some gardening tips from the experts!

"Which book do I choose?? I'll just have to take all three!"

Mmmm! Everything looks so delicious :]

What an amazing variety of locally grown goodness!

Thanks to the chefs, authors and everyone else who came out to support our local farmers!


Market to Menu: Breakfast with the Farmers

Where: Brazos County Health Department Parking Lot, Northeast Corner of Texas and William J. Bryan
When: June 18th, 8:00am -Noon

Here is some more information about the upcoming Farm to Market event.

Local chefs will be giving cooking demonstrations to inspire you to get creative with the offerings at the market and they will prepare scrumptious omelettes for you to sample. We will also have some special visitors to the market that week; local gardening experts Bill Adams, Pamela Walker, and Doug Welsh will be available to answer your gardening questions.

Looking forward to seeing you there!


Yard Eggs: Happy Chickens and Healthy Eaters

Where: Brazos County Health Department Parking Lot, Northeast Corner of Texas and William J. Bryan
When: June 18th, 8:00am -Noon

Please join the Brazos Valley Farmers Market on Saturday, June 18th for our special Market to Menu event, located in Downtown Bryan in the Brazos County Health Department parking lot at the corner of Texas and William J. Bryan.

From 8am till noon, this Go Texan-sponsored program will feature a Messina Hof cooking demonstration focused on the use of local eggs and produce in a variety of seasonal dishes. There will also be several local gardening authors at the event, including Bill Adams, Pamela Walker, and Doug Welsh.

Bill Adams, author of the Texas Tomato Lovers Handbook, is a retired Harris County extension agent with thirty years’ experience at the AgriLife Extension Service. His writing and photography have appeared regularly in Gardens & More, Horticulture, Texas Gardener, Family Circle, Mother Earth News, Sunset, and other publications. He grows tomatoes at his home in Burton, Texas.

Pamela Walker, author of Growing Good Things to Eat in Texas, is a former academic librarian, college English teacher, and assistant director of the Center for the Study of Cultures at Rice University, who lives in Houston, Texas.

Doug Welsh, a Professor and Extension Horticulturist with the Texas Cooperative Extension The Texas Aamp;&M University System, is the author of the Texas Garden Almanac and the coordinator for the Texas Master Gardeners Program.

Come out and sample some great dishes prepared by the chefs from Messina Hof, meet some local gardening experts and support the farmers in your community!

While you're there, you can pick up one of these fantastic new bumper stickers, proceeds of which go to support the activities of the Friends.

Finally, we need some volunteers to help man the Friend's booth on Saturday mornings between 8am and noon. This is a great way to get involved and show your support for our local farmers. If you would like to donate some of your time to the Friends then please contact: