The Barton Creek Farmers’ Market at Highland Mall on Sundays is moving from North Austin to South Austin.
Starting this weekend, vendors will set up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays at 2323 S. Lamar Blvd., at the intersection of Bluebonnet Lane where several food trailers have popped up in recent months. According to a post on the market’s Facebook page, "(The Highland Mall location) just was not working economically for most vendors." To stay up on the latest on new vendors and events at the market, go to facebook.com/bartoncreekfarmersmarket.
Speaking of the Barton Creek Farmers’ Market, last weekend, I found a handful of delightful new products at the Barton Creek Square Mall location. Jillian Kelble’s company Bright Roots, specializes in making healthful school lunches for kids, but at the market, she’s selling date-based snack bars that are cut into kid-friendly shapes. These Jilly Bars, which come in three flavors — one that includes peanut butter and toasted sunflower seeds, another with almond butter and a nut-free variety made with sunflower butter, coconut and carrots — cost $2 each or $15 for 16 bars, and you can find out more at brightrootslunches.com.
I still can’t stop thinking about Sharmin Rashid Walji’s carrot relish, the signature product from her company, Moru Foods. Walji was sampling the relish, which is made from dried carrots, vinegar, oil, garlic, cumin, chili, sea salt and turmeric, in the form of a dip she makes by mixing it with Greek yogurt. The spicy version of the carrot relish is inspired by her Pakistani grandmother, but Walji says she’d like to introduce a mild version in coming month and maybe other products, like a raw papaya chutney. A 4-oz. jar costs $5.99, and you can buy it at the Barton Creek market; Live Oak Market, 4410 Manchaca Road; River City Market, 2209 S Congress Ave.; or on the website, morufoods.com.