It's almost here, Y'all... that special holiday that only New Braunfelsers get to love and enjoy...
Fair Parade Day!
Fair Parade Day Cowboy Breakfast
Friday, September 29th, 2017
7:00am - 9:30am
At New Braunfels Farmers Market
It has been the tradition for the citizens of New Braunfels to come Downtown at
the crack of dawn on Fair Parade Day.
Schools and local businesses close so the community can come together on this special day.
At the 3rd Annual Fair Parade Day Cowboy Breakfast, local business owners will donate food
and time to serve free breakfast to benefit the community, and the
Sally M Kingsbury Sarcoma Research Foundation. Sally Kingsbury was a beloved educator in
New Braunfels. Read her story at www.knockoutsarcoma.org.
Bring your cash or credit card donation, and enjoy a
delicious hot breakfast with us that morning.
Enjoy live music too! Code 2 & The Extinguishers will be playing. These talented musicians are
also New Braunfels firefighters. When they are not on a rescue, they're sizzlin' on the music scene!
Grab breakfast and a coffee, two step with a honey, and head to the parade and a day at the fair.
It will be a hoot-n-a-holler, Y'all!
Cowboy Breakfast Menu
2 Tarts Bakery - Mini Sweet Scones
Arlan's Market - OJ & Milk
Clear Springs Catering - Coffee
Myron's Prime Steakhouse & Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home - Griddled Pancakes
McAdoos Seafood - Breakfast Tacos
Resolute Health - Fruit Cups
Remax River Cities - Cinnamon Rolls
Rudy's BBQ - Breakfast Tacos
Phyllis Browning Company - Fresh Doughnuts
Krause's Cafe - Pulled Pork Tacos & Biscuits & Gravy
OTHER SPONSORS INCLUDE
Frost Bank, Capitol Wright Distributing, McKenna Foundation, Hope Hospice,
Texas Titos, US Signs, KNBT/KGNB Radio, Pavlock's Cafe & Catering,
Sundance Print Center, Bluebonnet Motors
Thanks to all who support this cause.
Hurricane Harvey left a mess for many people.
After checking in with our farmers, we are pleased to report that the rain in
Lytle, Natalia, Fredericksburg, Marion, McCoy, and Seguin
was just enough to be good for the crops. As long as they have gasoline to get to the market,
we will have plenty of beautiful fresh produce for you this weekend!
On Sunday, when you buy cookies from Antiques Hirschi, 100% will be donated to
Mercy Chefs and SPCA Brazoria County,
who are providing disaster relief.
The cookie you see here (depicting grapes) was made with a wooden mold that was
carved in Calw (a town in Germany) circa 1800.
This lemon Springerle cookie pairs well with Texas Pecan Coffee from Wicked Voodoo Espresso.
We have a NEW GRANOLA VENDOR this Sunday!
Please come by and welcome Eazy E Farm.
Try the Chai Spice, Hemp Berry, and Honey Nut.
This healthy granola is perfect to send in lunchboxes,
mix with Mother Culture Greek Yogurt at breakfast, or snack from the bag!
In our 7 years, we have never cancelled a market,
but due to the high winds that are expected this weekend,
we will be closed.
If you decide to come to Downtown New Braunfels, we still plan to have live music in
the Bierhalle at Krause's Cafe.
Alli Mattice Band plays on Saturday morning (9:30 - 12:30), and
The Whipples play on Sunday morning (10:30-1:30).
There will be food and drink specials, and you might meet some new friends visiting from the coast!
Be Safe, Market Fans!
Carol Hirschi will be back this Sunday with a new story to tell!
In the 1700s, cookies were endowed with... almost-mystical powers. For example: If you ate a lion cookie, you might become brave. If you ate a baby cookie, you might become pregnant...
The cookie you see pictured below is called "The Husband Tree."
It depicts women perched beneath a tree full of men hanging like fruit.
Supposedly, if you ate this cookie, you would find love - or a husband!
It was the Match.com of the 1700s!
Get offline and eat a cookie to find love!
The Husband Tree is available at the Sunday morning farmers market. You can get them in 'spice' or 'lemon' - painted or not painted. The Husband Tree cookie is on special this weekend for $2.50 unpainted and $3.00 painted this Sunday.
Try pairing a spice cookie with some quality coffee from "Wicked Voodoo Espresso".
True love may be just around the corner!
We just opened a NEW Sunday farmers market.
now you can enjoy Sunday Funday with us!
** Live Music, Local Food **
Our Saturday market has grown successfully the past 7 years, and now we are busting at the seams!
Opening a new market on Sundays gives an opportunity to new vendors
to grow their small businesses with little overhead.
Each market is different and has it's own 'feel.'
On Saturdays, there are 65 - 70 tents each week.
On Sundays, there are 40 - 50 tents each week.
Some vendors come on both days, but many Sunday vendors are new to our market.
We always have live music, and
plenty of fresh produce, eggs, and locally raised meats.
Come try something new, and you might find a favorite!
Come sit at a long table with strangers, and you might make some new friends.
If you are an artisan, and are interested in becoming a vendor on Sundays, please submit
an application (found in the 'Contact Us' box on the right side of this page).
We are selective and limit categories for competition. Products must be locally grown or locally hand-crafted.
Vendors are NOT approved on a 'first-come-first-served' basis.
Do Sunday Funday at New Braunfels Farmers Market!
Questions about parking? We're making progress!
Until the larger solution comes to fruition,
Here are some ideas...
1. The O2 Haus has generously offered to share their parking lot!
Park behind their store at 264 W. Mill Street.
Walk across Mill Street, through the Railroad Museum's parking lot,
& across San Antonio Street around the fire station.
It is only a 3 minute walk and you can stop in for some O2 on your way back!
2. Park at the OLD Chase Motorbank at
the corner of Coll St. and Castell Ave.
It is no longer in use, and the city has agreed to let us use it!
3. Park at The Convention Center. It is a public lot.
4. Street parking is allowed on Hill Street (Behind the CO-OP).
Take Coll St. to Hill St. Be aware of the fire lane.
Comal Doughnut Company
will be making their debut this weekend.
Hand-made, kettle-fried doughnuts!
Come see Tim, a local doughnut enthusiast, at the pavilion.
Also this week - Bring $5 to benefit Family Promise of Greater NB
and let the kids paint a birdhouse.
We historically only post here once a week to let you know what's coming,
but last week was so pretty, we just had to document it here!
We are open rain or shine.
That's right, even during Hurricane Patricia, we were open.
Something special happens on rainy days because it's
The Farmers Market super-fans who will gather with us
on days like we had last week.
It truly feels like a family get-together.
If you were here, you likely enjoyed Die Fröliche Tanztruppe,
New Braunfels' German Folk Dance Troupe.
And Brian Kruckenberg put together a great 4 piece band for us....
It was a beautiful day.
Next time rain is in the forecast, come out anyway.
We have a lot of fun.
We are so sorry it did not work out for us
to have pizza last week,
We are making it up to you. Krause's Cafe is setting up
a booth at the market making
rotisserie chicken sandwiches and
pulled pork sandwiches straight out of the roaster!
Choose your house-made sauce - whole grain mustard or barbeque.
Be sure to walk around the pavilion behind Krause's
to get one of these babies!
Have you been missing pizza at the market?
We hear ya!
Giuseppe will be coming back with his
wood fired pizza oven this week!
Watch this artisan at work and enjoy his creations....
You will find him at the pavilion this week.
Please do not be discouraged by the parking situation.
Negotiations are underway.... AND
The kind folks at O2Haus have generously offered to
share their lot with our shoppers.
They are located at 264 W. Mill Street.
We will have seafood this week, New Braunfels!
Texas gulf shrimp, flounder, mahi-mahi, and Matagorda Bay oysters
caught on Friday for market on Saturday! Westinghouse Seafood
Pair that with some Texas Hill Country Olive Co. oil from Dripping Springs and
some grilling sauces from Deep River Specialty Foods,
you've got a spectacularly local meal!
Bring $5 to benefit Family Promise of Greater New Braunfels and
let the kids paint a birdhouse!
First!! We revised the recipe we posted last week.
We made the savory version on Valentine's Day and it turned out great,
BUT we added 2 Tablespoons of cornstarch to the batter,
and feel that was a good move.
If you have not made it yet, we recommend it! The recipe has
been modified to reflect the change, so scroll to see it and give it a try!
This week, we welcome Texas Hill Country Olive Company.
They have an olive orchard in Dripping Springs.
Come this week and see what they are all about.
Get ingredients to make this quick and
easy recipe at the market on Saturday!