No rest for the farmers’ market

Published 8:57 am Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Old Man Winter can’t stand up to the Austin Area Farmers’ Market.

The market has moved inside the Oak Park Mall, and according to market manager Heidi Harrabi, it’s still going strong. Market vendors still have plenty of fall vegetables.

“We’ve got a lot of potatoes, sweet potatoes, squash, onions,” Harrabi said. “People still have their baked goods, their meat and their eggs, too.”

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It’s the first year the market has moved its operations indoors for the winter, and there are no signs of stopping yet.

“As long as the vendors have things and as long as the customers are willing to buy them, we’ll stay open,” Harrabi said.

The market is open from 4 to 7 p.m. every Thursday in the center circle of the Oak Park Mall. Furthermore, the Austin Area Farmers’ Market is hosting a movie documentary at the Paramount Theatre 7 p.m. Dec. 2. The film “FRESH” — similar to the movie “Food Inc.,” — will feature how the American food industry operates and why it’s important to buy local, Harrabi said. Tickets are $2.