Texas Farmers’ Market’s annual Fall Silent Auction Fundraiser is back with an incredible list of items to bid on, from gift cards to beloved local restaurants and Austin gems, to cooking classes and camps for kids. The silent auction is our largest annual fundraiser, with proceeds supporting our non-profit organization, the Ag Producer Support Fund, and BIPOC Farmer Scholarship. The auction will go live online at this link on October 23rd at 10am, and will run until Sunday, November 19th 2023, leading up to the first ever Farmers’ Market Mystery Box Throwdown!
On Sunday, November 19th at Mueller, local chefs Philip Speer of Comedor and Colter Peck of Elementary will face off, cooking show style, to prepare a dish using a mystery box of ingredients from market vendors. The event will be emceed by Field Guide Festival, an annual event that brings together local farmers, chefs, and community around our local food system. Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks.
The Silent Auction will end at 1pm on Sunday, November 19th; shoppers who join us that day can place their final bids, and when the auction closes, winners will be able to take their items home with them that day (alternate pick-up arrangements can also be made depending on the items).