Erbe Ranch, run by the same family for 135 years in Cat Spring, is the featured market vendor on Saturday, April 14
One of the satisfying experiences about bringing home food from the Energy Corridor Farmers Market is learning about how it was grown or made straight from the people responsible.
And when you buy sustainably raised, grass-fed beef, antibiotic-free poultry and pork, or organic-feed eggs from market vendor Erbe Ranch, you’re also bringing home a big bite of Texas’ ranching legacy. Run by the same family for 135 years, Erbe Ranch is a certified Texas Heritage Ranch on the banks of the Little Bernard River near the historical agricultural community of Cat Spring, about an hour’s drive outside Houston.
Erbe Ranch – dedicated to sustainable farming techniques – will be the featured vendor from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, April 14, at the Energy Corridor Farmers Market, 14710 Grisby Road, just southeast of IH-10 and Hwy 6.
The family that has kept Erbe Ranch going for more than 100 years does so, they say, to preserve the intrinsic nature of their property. The family employs natural, sustainable ranching techniques and a multispecies farming model that takes advantage of each species' different foraging habits. The result contributes rather than deducts from the land, as the Erbe family works to build the soil, grow native vegetation and clean the water.
That dedication to the land takes hard work, something that pays off when you when you visit Erbe Farms at the Energy Corridor Farmers Market and stroll home with two dozen GMO-free, farm-fresh eggs. Learn more about Erbe Ranch’s mission and see their farm animal of the week on their website here.
Earth Day Farmers Market Celebration
In honor of Earth Day 2018, the Energy Corridor Farmers Market will hold extended hours until 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. Already 10 additional vendors have signed up for the celebration, making Grisby Square the place to stock up on groceries from local farmers and prepared food artisans.
The Goddard School will be providing free kids activities, while offering seeds for planting at home. The market will hold a free scavenger hunt, with some surprises being planned, like a face painter and acoustic music from, well, you’ll just have to visit on April 21 to find out.
Alexan CityCentre Apartments will sponsor the event and plans to hand out 100 reusable water bottles to commemorate the day.
For more on the Energy Corridor Farmers market and its Earth Day celebration, visit the market Facebook page here.