Photo Essay by Kasey Turner
On the second Saturday through the months of March through December, the Art Market in Downtown San Marcos is a place where local artist and small business can display their works.
Along with the small business and art work, the Art Market has music and activities for the kids.
Sutter Craft is a frequent vendor at the Art Market.
As the market was just getting started guest wait as one table is still setting up.
Local small business owner Shelly makes her own soaps with no added chemicals and even has some for dogs.
Few artist shared their pieces with the local news channels. These pieces were more of a theme.
Several of the vendors are local artist. Abstract painter Alex paints pieces with color which would go with any decor in someones home.
Along with his blue piece Alex also has a multi bright piece and a softer what looks like water and fire mixed together.
Another local artist mastered the splatter paint. Here is has three separate pieces and one large piece.
Along the backside of the market was a small farmers market. There you could find BBQ, homemade honey, fresh produce and pies.
Photo essay by Adam Byerly
On Saturday April, 14th I went down to Kyle, Texas to visit the Kyle flea market.
Walking up I saw a food truck selling refreshments popular with the hispanic culture.
Walking up to building they have tons of things for sale before you even can go inside the building.
In the hallway I saw these dishes going for 50 cents.
Walking in this store was filled with random antiques and jewelry and dishes.
Here was a nice collection of watches that were for sale in the store.
Here they had a lot of collectable coins for you to choose from.
Here are signs in the hallway trying to pull customers into their store.
Here was our favorite store as my friend Corri Westerberg was talking to owner Elizabeth Turner who sells vintage books, records, and movies in her store.
A collection of movies for sale in her store.
Classic movie “Erin Brockovich” for sale in the store.
A collection of old records for sale as cheap as $1.
Books for sale through her store of all genres.
Old remotes if you need one for your tv.
My friend Alyssa Morales ordered this grapefruit drink from the food truck. We had a fun time as the Kyle flea market.
Photo essay by Maci Nelson
A few brave souls ventured to the Farmer’s Market in the cold weather. It was a nice reminder to shop locally and I really enjoyed being able to support small businesses. There were so many unique vendors with awesome stories on how they turned their passions into a living.
The Round Rock Farmer’s Market still took place despite the chilly weather on Saturday April 7th. The high for the day was 46 degrees, but 16 vendors sold their products at the Round Rock Farmer’s Market.
The vendor at this booth told me how he picked these turnips the day before in 80 degree weather and was selling them on Saturday in 38 degree weather.
Here you can see some of the tents. There were 16 vendors and everyone was bundled up in blankets and jackets, a rarity for a Saturday April morning in Round Rock, Texas.
You can see the dew from the rain on this cake platter. This particular vendor is from Australia and he sells vegan baked goods.
The vendor at this booth sold all sorts of produce, including these vibrant beets.
This particular vendor sold fresh produce, including the zucchini and wax gourd featured here.
This vendor sold a variety of baked goods, but my favorite sample that my dad and I tried was this zucchini bread.
The vendor at this booth sold a variety of products. While there was the standard chicken eggs, I decided to capture this photo of duck eggs. These duck eggs are much larger than the chicken eggs we see at grocery stores, and the yolk of the egg can be up to twice the size of a chicken egg yolk!
Exley Farms of Georgetown, Texas has 18 beehives. I was able to talk the vendor for a few minutes and learn about how her son first got into beekeeping and how they have turned their son’s passion into a thriving bee farm.