Yes, our markets are open year-round, rain or shine! If for any reason the market has to close, it will be posted on our Instagram.
The process to become a vendor at TFM markets starts on our website here. On this page you will find vendor category information, pricing, market rules, and more.
Please send an email to [email protected] to inquire about your application status. Please note that due to our very small team and the number of inquiries we receive, it can take some time for our team to respond.
Compost is back at Lakeline only! On Saturdays you can drop your compost off at TFM Lakeline at the info booth from 9am-1pm. Due to logistical issues, composting is still on hold at Mueller until further notice, but we are raising funds to bring it back. Find more info here.
We currently have live music at our Lakeline market on Saturdays from 9am-1pm, and at our Mueller market on Sundays form 10am-2pm on special occasions. Please send an email with your band’s information and samples of your music to [email protected]. We will be in touch if it is a good fit for our markets!*
*Please note that due to the small size of our team and number of inquiries we receive, it can take some time for us to get back to you.
You can find a list of monthly seasonal produce on our website here.
Welcoming new farmers and ranchers to our markets is always a priority. Unfortunately, as urban areas grow, farmland is not only lost, but what remains is becoming increasingly expensive – which in turn, makes it harder for young farmers to join the vocation as older farmers retire. Ensuring that more young people can enter the field is very important and something we encourage shoppers to advocate for, especially when they are dismayed by the fact that local market vendor makeup is not 100% agricultural producers. In addition, farmers and ranchers are also facing increasingly extreme weather circumstances like the recent freezes in winter and extreme heat/draught this summer, which can dramatically affect their crops. Please visit this page to read content we published in National Farmers’ Market Week 2022 to educate and inform our shoppers further about these issues.
Yes, we post our market layouts every week on Fridays on our website at this link. You can also scan the QR code at our information booth at the markets. If you can’t find a specific vendor, you can always ask our team at the info booth and someone will point you in the right direction!
At Lakeline, the following vendors sell chicken eggs: Flintrock Hill Farm, Hohns Acres, Humble Rooster, and Smith & Smith Farms. In addition, Belle Vie sells duck eggs and Munkebo Farm sells goose and quail eggs.
At Mueller, the following vendors sell chicken eggs: Hackamore Ranch, New Leaf Agriculture, Shirttail Creek Farm, Smith & Smith Farms, & True Bird Farm. In addition, Belle Vie sells duck eggs and Munkebo Farm sells goose and quail eggs.
We do have some certified organic farmers, including Animal Farm (Lakeline), Lone Star Lettuce Growers (Lakeline) and New Leaf Agriculture (Mueller). In addition, while not certified organic Belle Vie Farm & Kitchen (Lakeline and Mueller) and True Bird Farm (Mueller) only feed their animals certified organic feed. However the majority of our farmers do also use organic farming methods but just aren’t technically certified, as the process can be expensive for smaller farmers. Our team inspects all farmers and ranchers to ensure that they meet our market sustainability guidelines, which you can read about here.
The Branch Park Pavilion has been in construction for about 8 years, with the intention of providing a permanent location for the Mueller market. The Mueller development has plans to sell the Browning Hangar, so this move has been in the works for quite some time and we are so grateful to have this beautiful new space dedicated to local food and farming!
The Pavilion at Branch Park is more centrally accessible to Mueller residents and district parking garages and provides an indoor and outdoor cover for market vendors and attendees. The pavilion features 19,800+ square feet of gathering space; loading/unloading area to accommodate booths, tents, and stages; three walls of floor-to-ceiling glass, bi-folding “garage-style” overhead doors to provide a covered, yet open-air atmosphere; overhead ceiling fans to help with summer-time open air comfort; heating and cooling for closed venue climate control; concessions facilities and two sets of unisex restrooms with common area washing stations.
There are three paid garages as well as street parking (free on Sundays). Please refer to our parking map on the Mueller website page here. TFM does not validate parking, but most businesses on Aldrich Street do (Find more information on the parking garages here).
The building is available to rent for events here.
Yes, the markets at both Lakeline and Mueller are wheelchair accessible. The Mueller Pavilion was designed to meet ADA and Texas Accessibility Standards. Since the Mueller market can get a bit crowded, we typically recommend visiting early, or during the last hour or so when it is less crowded.
At the Lakeline market there are porta potties, or you can use the restrooms inside the mall if it is open.
At Mueller there are 3 gender inclusive restroom areas inside the Pavilion – Two on the left-hand side of the building and a family restroom in the back-right corner of the building. There is also a park restroom in Elizabeth Branch Park, near the corner of Philomena and Ruiz.
You can donate at the market at our info booth, or on our website here.
TFM’s Ag Producer Support Fund is the grant-making arm of Texas Farmers’ Market created in order to support farmers, ranchers and all producer vendors during times of medical, environmental or other crisis. The TFM Ag Producer Support Fund is available for qualified applicants who experience an accident, illness or devastating crop or animal loss. You can make a donation here.
You can buy tote bags, hats, water bottles, and stickers at the info booth at the market, or on our website here.
We fully believe that being actively anti-racist is critical to our work at the farmers’ market and we take it very seriously. Internally, our core leadership team members have taken anti-racism training and have worked with the City of Austin’s equity office on anti-racism work specifically rooted in Austin’s racist history in regards to food access. We also work to partner with community groups to welcome both new vendors and shoppers of color to our markets. We are members of the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce, Asian Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and LGBTQ Chamber. Due to generous community backing of the Texas Farmers’ Market (TFM) Ag Producer Support Fund, TFM is expanding the fund to include a scholarship for new Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) farmers who would like to become vendors at our farmers’ markets.
We are always looking to expand our approach to making our markets as welcoming and anti-racist as possible, so if you have seen other farmers’ markets do something that you feel ours could benefit from, please do reach out, we always love and are open to suggestions. Find our contact info here.