HOUSTON Fresh produce, food, and food trucks lined the reflection pond Wednesday outside Houston City Hall, to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the weekly farmer s market.
More than 30 vendors came out to serve ready-to-eat or packaged to-go food from places that support sustainable, locally-sourced food.
Texans linebacker Brian Cushing was on hand to help serve up a meal with his friend, Underbelly owner, Chris Shepherd.
I m not very good, but I m trying to learn, said Cushing about his cooking skills. But it s something I m definitely interested in.
Shepherd, a critically acclaimed chef, said farmer s markets help folks buy local produce and help local farmers.
Wednesday is the perfect day to come out, bring a cooler with you, pack up veggies for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, said Shepherd. Eating locally, you can t get any better than that.
Good food also had people thinking about doing good.
The event was hosted by Neighborhood Centers Inc., Houston s largest community development organization.
Organizers say it s For Good movement is meant to inspire change.
Local band the Zydeco Dots also performed.