Texas Farmers' Market at Mueller marks launch at new Mary Elizabeth Branch Park pavilion

The new Mary Elizabeth Branch Park pavilion building includes more than 19,800 square feet of space for market vendors and visitors. (Courtesy Texas Farmers' Market)
The new Mary Elizabeth Branch Park pavilion building includes more than 19,800 square feet of space for market vendors and visitors. (Courtesy Texas Farmers' Market)

The new Mary Elizabeth Branch Park pavilion building includes more than 19,800 square feet of space for market vendors and visitors. (Courtesy Texas Farmers' Market)

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Weather permitting, the new event space will allow for both indoor and outdoor vendors and activities. (Courtesy Texas Farmers' Market)
The Texas Farmers' Market at Mueller marked the launch of its new market location June 27 at the Mary Elizabeth Branch Park's new pavilion.

The park and pavilion, located at 2006 Philomena St., Austin, will now host the local farmers market every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. following its move away from Browning Hangar. The market's new home off Philomena and Aldrich streets allows for a combination of an indoor and outdoor market environment; the nearly 20,000-square-foot, glass-walled pavilion has space for dozens of tents and booths with overhead fans, garage-style doors, and heating and cooling systems to accommodate various weather conditions.

“We are thrilled to have our farmers’ market take this next step in supporting the agricultural community in Central Texas as Austin grows," said Nena Johnson, the market's executive director, in a statement. "The opening of this new permanent pavilion provides our 120[-plus] vendors a much more modern and functional facility where customers can also have a terrific family experience by shopping at the market while enjoying the park and water feature right next door and the local businesses along Aldrich Street. The new pavilion provides an open-air concept with coverings and park amenities.”

The inaugural event at the new venue was commemorated June 27 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, a raffle and a full indoor-outdoor market at the pavilion. In addition to the Mueller location, Texas Farmers' Market also hosts a weekly Saturday market at 11200 Lakeline Mall Drive, Cedar Park. 512-953-7959. www.texasfarmersmarket.org
By Ben Thompson

Austin City Hall Reporter

Ben joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2019 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Northeastern University in Boston. After spending more than two years covering in The Woodlands area, he moved to Austin in 2021 to cover City Hall and other news throughout the city.

By Olivia Aldridge

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Olivia joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in March 2019. She covers public health, business, development and Travis County government. A graduate of Presbyterian College in South Carolina, Olivia worked as a reporter and producer for South Carolina Public Radio before moving to Texas. Her work has appeared on NPR and in the New York Times.


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