who we are
Founded in 2012, Galveston's Own Farmers Market is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization operating every Sunday morning & Thursday afternoon on Galveston Island in coastal Texas.
Our weekly outdoor markets provides a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods, including farms, ranches, bakeries, cheese-makers and specialty-foods producers.
GOFM is operated by a paid manager, all-volunteer Board of Directors and countless efforts and hours from volunteers in the community. Our organization is funded by weekly vendor fees, fundraising events, community donations, merchandise sales and generous grants from the Harris & Eliza Kempner Fund, the First Presbyterian Church Outreach Fund and the Moody Methodist Church Permanent Endowment Fund in Galveston. GOFM receives no city, state or federal funding.
Board of Directors:
Casey McAuliffe, Executive Director & Market Manager
Vince Bruno, Treasurer
Jackie Foret, Secretary
Nan Wilson, Young Gardeners Coordinator
Steven J. Baines, Member-at-Large
Alex McPhail, Member-at-Large
Elizabeth Spears, Member-at-Large
Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally-grown produce, prepared foods and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas. We strive to foster a greater sense of community through supporting local Texas farmers and producers, and connect individuals with their local food economy.
Stimulate public interest in the consumption of local farm and food products and participation in the local food economy.
Provide local farmers & food producers a convenient and inexpensive place to sell their products.
Strengthen the local economy by redirecting consumer’s dollars to local producers.
Enhance the quality of life in Galveston and surrounding area by providing a forum for community activity, which fosters social gatherings, synergy, & interaction.