Central Texas farmers survive selling directly to customers

Central Texas farmers are adjusting to the new reality and in some cases thriving at farmers markets from Cedar Park to Southwest Austin. Even with strict access requirements and cones to keep customers 6 feet apart, sales are high, albeit with fewer customers who are buying more than they did before.

“Our farmers and ranchers are doing pretty well,” said Evan Driscoll, interim executive director of the Texas Farmers Market, with locations at Lakeline Mall and Mueller, citing a surge in demand for meats as well as fruits and vegetables, a staple of the markets.

Read more from Maria Recio with The Austin American-Statesman here.