My Texas Market is a monthly subscription that sends a curated collection of small batch artisanal goods produced in Texas to your home. These are items you might find while browsing the local farmers market – and I occasionally DO spot some of these makers while on my rounds at the local FM near my home in Austin!
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My items were snuggled in shredded brown paper and the glass items were wrapped in bubble wrap for safety.
May’s theme was From the Farm and there were lots of veggie based items plus a jam and a goat’s milk soap!
The back of the card gave some info on the suppliers and products.
Everything in my box! I love how My Texas Market sources small batch, artisan goods from farmers’ markets and local Texas businesses each month and gives 10% of their profits to the Houston Food Bank!
Garden Dreams Houston Fiesta Carrots are available at farmers markets around Houston and have just a few simple ingredients.
These would go great alongside a sandwich or on a cheese plate. Vinegary tang and just a bit of jalapeno flavor but not super spicy.
County Road Canning Strawberry Fig Preserves I LOVE figs! I LOVE strawberries! I never thought that these two favorites would go good together but they do!
I’m sure you know the routine – spread on toast, biscuits, PB&J, or cream cheese and a cracker. Yummy!
Spaulding’s Specialty Spices Farm to Table Veg Seasoning wasn’t on their website but they do have a lot of other blends to choose from along with teas and spiced sugars. I have several Spaulding’s products in my pantry and love the quality and innovative mixtures. This one in particular features French sea salt and organic herbs and spices such as basil, thyme, garlic, chervil, and tellicherry peppers. I would suggest using this for oven roasted or grilled vegetables but I am also going to put it on chicken and steak and use it for homemade salad dressings.
TLC Farms Goat Milk Soap Sea Spray Salt Bar There are several different bars to choose from on this website but I would suggest the “Salt Bar” rather than the Texas-shaped bar if you want this particular mix of ingredients. It has a strong “sea breeze” scent and I plan on putting it in the guest bathroom rather than trying to shower with it.
Coconut, olive, and castor oils are combined with sea salt, shea butter, and goat milk from the farm and then shaped like The Lone Star State!
Texas Black Gold Garlic is one of the most unusual products I have ever seen! Whole heads of locally grown garlic are kept at a certain temperature for a couple of months and the inside goes through a sort of metamorphosis. It gets soft and the pungent sharp aroma is tempered. I tasted a bit and it was kind of tangy.
It can be used just as you would use roasted garlic – in salad dressings, on crostini, or put in a marinade for chicken or fish. Store in the fridge once opened.
There were a couple of cards included for more info on the garlic.
Local Savour Textiles Tea Towel is simple and cute! I do a little gardening in my backyard (I haven’t had to buy a grape tomato all summer!) so I appreciate the pun! 100% cotton towel with brown screen printing, you can find this print on baby onesies and women’s t-shirts from the Etsy site.
I love to get my monthly box from My Texas Market! I have come across some of these vendors at the farmers market and love to tell them how I tried their product in my box. I even had a friend at church ask me about the black garlic, now I can fill her in. If you like to get products from some amazing producers or just want a little taste of Texas then give My Texas Market a try!
Have you tried My Texas Market? What did you think of this month’s selections?