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Family Farms near Westlake, Texas

As the locavore movement – searching out locally grown or produced food – continues to spread and grow, more and more people are discovering alternatives to traditional grocery stores in order to find the freshest foods. Food co-ops and upscale grocery stores are one option, farmers' markets are another, but another option, where available, is going directly to the source. Fortunately for residents of Westlake Hills, Texas, many family farms are within a short drive and are a great source for the freshest of produce and meats. Here are two of the many local farms near Westlake that are open to the public.

Opened in 2009 and family operated, Springdale Farm is located at 755 Springdale Road in East Austin, about 15 minutes from West Austin and Westlake. It offers a farm stand loaded with seasonal fruits and vegetables, chicken and duck eggs, and artisan goods and is open to the public on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It also offers community events, such as farm tours, and the space can be rented for private events, such as weddings.

The farmhouse at Boggy Creek Farm has stood in East Austin since 1841, but it wasn’t until 1992 that the farm became a major source of farm to table produce for the Austin area. It has been a big player in the Austin locavore movement and continues to serve locals the freshest in fruits and vegetables. The market is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., September through July, while in the lean month of August, it is open Wednesday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Not only does the farm feature the best of seasonal produce selections, it also offers prepared foods and meats and cheeses from other local farms.

These are just two of the many family farms in and around Austin and the Westlake Hills area so if you’re currently searching for a Westlake luxury home, you can be sure that an abundance of the freshest foods are only a short drive away. Take the family out to the farm, and make a day of it!

About the Author: Brain Talley has years of experience of working as a Westlake real estate agent in Austin, Texas. He is quite an expert and he loves to share his expertise with people. He enjoys discussing real estate trends, real estate market news to help people make informed decisions.