One of the many draws to Boerne is the warm sense of community that is apparent around town. From a walk down Main Street or dining at one of the local eateries to hiking the miles of trails or visiting the ducks at Cibolo Creek, Boerne offers comfort and familiarity. Another element that has become a mainstay in our community is the Farmers Market at the Cibolo located at the Herff Farm at 33 Herff Road. Now embarking upon its sixth season, the market will be open every Saturday beginning March 11.
With a plethora of farmers markets in the Hill Country and the greater San Antonio area, the Farmers Market at the Cibolo is the only farmers market in Boerne. And it certainly is like no other market. Imagine the spring sunshine on your face as you are browsing fresh, local produce, listening to live music and sampling fresh jams and jellies. Yes, this may sound like a typical day at a typical famers market, but a day at the Farmers Market at the Cibolo is anything but that. But exchange the backdrop of an asphalt parking lot with that of a historic 1850s pioneer farm and you will see how this farmers market stand apart from the others.
Admission is always free to the Farmers Market and it hosts a variety of vendors selling local vegetables, farm-fresh eggs, homemade breads, jams, jellies, pastries, meats, locally produced honey, and goods made from local artisans. In addition to providing a unique shopping experience, the market also has live music, fun workshops for adults and children alike and a chance to explore a Texas Hill Country Farm listed in the National Registrar of Historic Places. The farm also boasts an old barn and historic homestead overlooking 60 acres of wild, open lands, marked trails and wildlife habitats.
This Saturday there will be two different workshops available- Kids Club Sink or Float and the Organic Gardening Two Part Short Course. The Kids Club workshop will explore what makes some things sink and other float and Organic Gardening Short Course will touch on how to design, install and maintain an organic vegetable garden. As made evident by these workshops, there is something for everyone at the farmers market whether you are 3 or 103!
Not only does our unique farmers market keep our customers coming back, many vendors come back to the market season after season. And each vendor, like the beautiful Herff Farm, has a story to tell.
“We have many vendors at our market that come back each spring and are excited to share their passion with the community,” said Gerald Schroeder, farmers market manager. “Whether it is produce, farm fresh eggs, candles or handcrafted jams and jellies- our vendors put a lot of time and energy into providing a quality product.”
We look forward to sharing these stories with you. Join us for sunshine and community every Saturday from 9am-1pm at the Farmers Market at the Cibolo at 33 Herff Road in Boerne. For more information, visit cibolo.org.
The Cibolo Nature Center & Farm in Boerne is located on 160 acres of natural lands at Boerne City Park off Highway 46 just west of the Kendall County Fairgrounds. The mission of the non-profit CNC is conservation of natural resources through education and stewardship. For more information, visit www.cibolo.org.