5 Tips for Staying Warm at the Market

As temperatures dip this winter, you’ll want to stay toasty as you venture out to one of our four weekly SFC Farmers' Markets. We have all the tips and tricks of staying warm while you shop, browse, and eat at market; everything from “taco pocket warmers” to something more traditional like a cup of joe.

1) Grab a taco (one for each hand) - SFC Farmers’ Markets have not one, but two taco vendors. If you’re feeling a bit chilled at market, head to Taco Deli or The Happy Vegan Baker for a taco that will not only taste delicious but will also keep your hands toasty. While you’re at it, grab a few extra tacos to stick in your pockets to help aid in your journey to a warm utopia. Make sure to also stop by The Vegan Nom to sample their taco sauces with a great spicy bite!

2) Coffee, mochas, chai-oh my!Texas Coffee Traders is a locally-owned and operated artisanal coffee roaster that has been in business since 1981. Find them at both SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown and SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley. Whether you’re in the mood for black coffee or a specialty coffee beverage, Texas Coffee Traders has a variety of options that will please your taste buds and warm you up.

3) Turn up the heat! - Concha’s Salsa with definitely add some heat to your palate. Visit Concha’s Salsa at SFC Farmers’ Downtown for green, mild, and hot salsa. These salsas are the perfect way to spice up a dish and to turn up the heat while you’re visiting the market.

4) Take a stroll - Not sure what to buy at market? We recommend taking a stroll along the path to view the vendors like Tecolote Farm, Flintrock Hills Farm, or Milagro Farm. As you move your body and warm up, buyer’s inspiration may come your way and you might just spot the perfect veggies to add to your dinner that night.

5) Tamales - Clearly, we can’t get enough of food here at SFC, which is why we love the Organic Masa Tamales from Tamale Addiction. We recommend checking out Tamale Addiction at either SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown or SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley. Both locations are a great place to cozy up with a tamale or two and dance to the awesome local music at the SFC Café.