Stouderhouse, owned by Stormy Souder, provides natural soap and beauty products for people all around the region. Two Happy Children Farm, owned by John and Yen Selking, is a diverse 90-acre vegetable operation near Taylor, Texas, that supports farmers’ market production as well as local restaurants. These two businesses wanted to provide an outlet for vendors in the area to get their products out to the public. Thus, their farmer’s market was born.
Providing natural products for people to enjoy is not just the mission of the Wolf Ranch Farmers Market; it is a way of life. Despite living in one of the fastest growing regions in the United States, the supply of local produce has been lagging for quite some time. Market founders John, Yen and Stormy believe that it is very important that local farmers find a local market for their production as well as introduce local farm to table chefs to the local farmers.
The Wolf Ranch Farmers Market participates in many unique opportunities throughout the year that sets it apart from other markets. On months with five Saturdays, a food vendor prepares over seventy dishes to distribute to everyone working at the market that day in hopes that it creates an appreciation for what other vendors are doing each week.
The farmer’s market also holds numerous tastings events throughout the year and encourages members of the community to get a firsthand look at the benefits of shopping locally. Local chefs, such as Jack Allen’s Kitchen, staff many of these tasting events which has included the “Farmers Breakfast,” where JAK served 350 breakfasts at the market using ingredients straight from the farmer’s trucks. Another tasting event was the “Peachapalooza,” in which Wolf Ranch Farmers Market provided peaches from their farmers to bakers who created peach-based products. Free samples were given out to hundreds of customers at the market and allowed for customers to experience the benefits of using locally grown products.
Jack's love and appreciation of supporting local farmers is what connected him to market founders John, Yen, and Stormy. The founders first met Jack when they noticed a guy at their market that kept coming and buying out all of their cabbages one winter. “We thought he just had a love of cabbage,” the founders said. “It turns out it was Jack, who was really just doing everything he could to support local farming.”
Wolf Ranch Farmers Market truly enjoys everything that Jack Allen’s Kitchen is doing for local farmers and especially enjoys the seasonality of the Jack Allen’s Kitchen menu. Whether it the delicious fruit cobblers in the spring, or the tasty melon drinks and sweet corn in the summer, Wolf Ranch Farmers Market loves that Jack is able to provide an outlet for people to enjoy fresh food directly from the farms of their beloved farmers.
Established in Williamson County, Wolf Ranch Farmers Market provides a market for our local farmers and food producers who sell fresh and seasonal products. Located at 1015 W University Ave, Georgetown, TX 78628. Open rain or shine every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, please visit http://wolfranchfarmersmarket.com/.
Wolf Ranch Farmers' Market Vendor List (In alphabetical order):
2 Happy Children Farm – Taylor
6J Ranch – Thrall
Artisan Oven – Waco
Austin Gelato Company – Austin
Beba’s Salsa – Pflugerville
Bessies Barkery – Round Rock
Brazos Valley Cheese – Waco
Central Texas Olive Ranch – Georgetown
Dad’s Premium Granola – Austin
Dottie Z’s Texas Pecan Treats – Georgetown
Elsie’s Eggrolls – Round Rock
Exley Honeybees – Georgetown
Faulks Family Farm – Georgetown
Floyd Farms Kitchen – Liberty Hill
Georgetown Pecan Company – Georgetown
Gourmet Texas Pasta – Austin
Herland Homes – Georgetown
Johnson’s Backyard Garden – Austin
Kala’s Kuisine – Austin
Kuxtal Coffee and Tea – Lago Vista
Lamba’s Royal Indian Foods – Austin
Luna Juice Bar – Temple
Pillar Bluff Vineyards – Lampasas
Prairie Dell Meat Company – Prairie Dell
Quality Seafood Market – Austin
Richardson Farms – Cameron
Rock House Farm – Liberty Hill
Round Rock Honey – Round Rock
Sanctuary Holistic Kitchen – Round Rock
Schwegmann Orchard – Georgetown
Searfoss Flower Patch – Florence
Star Farmers Market – Rockdale
Stouderhouse – Salado
Sweet Texas Gluten Free – Georgetown
Tamale Place – Cedar Park
The Maple Syrup Lady – Blanchard, MI
Thompsons Eggs – Liberty Hill
Tiemann’s Tasty Produce – Taylor
Zella Jo Handcrafted Soap Company – Salado