In what is nothing more than another attempt to alleviate the self-loathing perpetually experienced by Houston’s trendy hipsters, the City of Houston is now sponsoring a “farmers market” at Discovery Green:
At the recently opened farmers market outside Houston’s City Hall, Laura Spanjian, the city’s peppy new sustainability director, was in her element.
With a reusable cloth bag tucked under her arm, she bounded around the colorful cluster of stands, shaking hands and pointing out vendors — raw foods! local ingredients! grass-fed Texas beef! — as a Latin band played.
The local-food craze is the most visible of these efforts, with the opening of the weekly farmers market in October and the planting of nearby Michelle Obama-style vegetable gardens tended by city hall staff members. But Houston is also transforming itself into an electric-car hub, a national leader in wind-power investment and an advocate for energy efficiency.
I hate to break it to these trendy dirtbags but Houston has had a fine farmers market for quite some time:
Canino Produce Co. has been Houston’s farmers market since June 1958. At that time this family owned business on Airline Drive occupied approximately 3800 sq ft. and over the years as business grew so did our location to now over 20,000 square feet. Since the beginning we have always stocked the freshest and finest produce available and sell it for the lowest price possible.
Canino Produce using as much local and Texas fruit and vegetables as possible, however to keep our vast variety we ship in produce from all over the United States and the world.
I’m sure that last part is what irks the Bohemians. It’s no longer cool to import food. Oh, and the fact that people actually make money providing goods and services and employee local people.