Galveston’s Own Farmers Market Moves Its Thursday Market to Bryan Museum
The Thursday market of Galveston’s Own Farmers Market (GOFM) started in 2016, but it has now moved to a new home in the Courtyard at The Bryan Museum, 1315 21st St. The market is held 3-6pm with all the goodness that you’ve come to expect at the market, plus the added charms of the Bryan Museum’s “Wine at the Bryan” weekly event.
At this Thursday market, you can expect free beer from Galveston Island Brewing, live music, locally-sourced snacks, fun kids activities with Galveston Arts Center, a selection of your favorite local GOFM vendors, and the wonderful Bryan Museum’s weekly “Wine at the Bryan” offerings.
If you’ve never been to the Thursday market, this is your opportunity to explore the beautiful surroundings of The Bryan Museum, and shop for gifts and essential menu items with the vendors. Have you seen the beautifully packaged coffee samplers from Local Roast Coffee? Or the lovingly-crafted Chai-tea packages from Galveston Island Moringa? They are exquisite!
GOFM said, “We believe good food is for everyone, and we know our beloved customers will help us make this mission possible through your consistent support, just as you always have done. Thank you for supporting the small farmers and family businesses that make up GOFM; we hope to enrich this community year after year, and we are immensely proud to call Galveston our home.”
Of course, the Sunday market is still Downtown at 2508 Postoffice St. October-May 9am-1pm, and brings locally-grown produce, prepared foods, and edible farm products to the residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas.
GOFM features fruits, veggies, eggs, and farm goods from Galveston Island Moringa, Gulf Coast Honey Bee Farms, Jolly Farms, Katerra Exotics, Law Ranch Cattle Co., and local roast coffee. Prepared foods from 3rd Coast Kombucha, Bob’s Salsa With a Kick, Fresh Continental Delights, Galveston Bread, and Kyle’s Mayonnaise. Hot coffee is provided by Galveston Coffee Roasters – bring a cup and join the fun. Each week, new vendors come to the market – every market is different so be sure to come out and see who is around and what goodies they bring.
Both weekly outdoor markets provide a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods, including farms, ranches, bakeries, cheese-makers, and specialty-foods producers.
As always, GOFM’s vendors accept SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – formerly known as food stamps) and FMNP (Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program) benefits. GOFM increases their SNAP customers’ spending budget for fresh produce through its FreshBucks program when using their SNAP benefits.
For more info and to see what vendors will be at each market, go to facebook.com/GalvestonsOwnFarmersMarket.
GOFM is currently seeking vendors of produce, prepared foods (homemade), and edible farm products (ie: eggs, cheeses, meats, etc). Interested in becoming a vendor? Download the application/rules at galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com/vendors and email it to email@example.com.
Founded in 2012, Galveston’s Own Farmers Market is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization operating every Sunday morning and Thursday afternoon on Galveston Island in coastal Texas.