Boggy Creek Farm to expand farm stand to four days a week
Boggy Creek Farm, one of the first urban farms in the country, has long relied on a Wednesday and Saturday farm stand to draw customers looking to buy the farm’s organic produce and eggs, as well as other locally produced products, including meat and cheese.
But starting next week, the farm, 3414 Lyons Road, will double the number of days its farm stand is open. Co-owner Carol Ann Sayle says that by opening Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, one or two bad weather days won’t cripple sales for the entire week.
Sayle says they plan to open the extra days through July, and if the experiment goes well, they’ll go back down to two days a week during the hot weather months and then reopen to four days a week in November through July.
“Chefs and home cooks have been excited by this news, so we’re hoping we can manage our produce, harvesting fresh during each market day, to meet whatever demand there is,” Sayle said via email. With the additional days comes a revamp of the farm stand, which will protect customers from high winds and extreme temperatures.
You can check out the farm, as well as three other urban farms in that part of East Austin, during the East Austin Urban Farm Tour, which returns for the fifth year from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 13. Tickets ($50) are available at eastaustinurbanfarmtour.com.