The 4th Annual OkraFest!
7:00 PM19:00

The 4th Annual OkraFest!


Please buy your ticket at the door! 

OkraFest is Galveston's Own Farmers Market's annual party where we eat, drink and make merry--all in the name of community, local agriculture and good food for all.  Our 4th annual fundraiser is an epicurean feast with local foods sourced from nearby farms & food artisans, prepared by 5 different local restaurants who deserve a spotlight. Served in the beautiful historic Garten Verein, the night is rounded off with a silent auction, raffle prizes, live music and plenty of drinks & food to share.

 Join us as we revel in our coastal region's year-long growing season and enjoy a well-deserved midweek celebration that's also a good cause. Your support will strengthen the local food community & helps expand its benefits to all within our Galveston community. OkraFest proceeds fund the operations of our Food Access Programs like SNAP/FreshBucks & the distribution of WIC Vouchers, the expansion of our Young Gardeners Program which turns GISD schoolyards into vegetable-producing mini-farms and students into mini-farmers and the continued sustainable expansion of the farmers marketplace that has become a beloved fixture of Galveston Island.

Your ticket allows you to taste true local summer flavors with a small plates epicurean menu featuring dishes from:

And did we mention the local craft beers served up by our friends at Galveston Island Brewing? They're partying alongside us, pouring their crowd favorites & toasting Gulf Coast summer. And if that's not enough for you, our saucy pals from beloved craft cocktail bar Daquiri Time Out are shaking & mixing special-themed cocktails especially for OkraFest.

After the fun & success of the last 3 years, we're thrilled & humbled to host this summer event once more. The funds raised will support us as we continue our work towards bettering this community through connecting folks to better food, to better health and to one another.

Tickets are $40 before August 9th if purchased with cash in-person at our markets, $42 if bought online & $50 day of and at the door.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact GOFM's Executive Director Casey McAuliffe at 

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Cooking Class: #TacoTuesday!
5:00 PM17:00

Cooking Class: #TacoTuesday!

Come join us for delicious and nutritious tacos to make your Tuesday a little more festive!

WHERE: The Bryan Museum (1315 21st Street, Galveston)  in the conservatory

WHEN: June 19th, Tuesday, 5-7pm


**All ages welcome. Please understand that children are to be monitored by their parents/guardians at all times.

**20 spots are available.

**Class registration requires a $5.00 deposit that will be returned to students once they attend class.

Instructor Ashlyn Evans is a dietetic grad student at University of Texas Medical Branch currently interning with GOFM. She is simultaneously getting her Master's Degree in Nutrition and Metabolism. A self-proclaimed science geek and recognized lazy cook, Ashlyn's cooking style combines nutrition science with delicious, yet, easy-breezy recipes the whole family can enjoy.


Our classes are made possible through generous funding from Moody Methodist Permanent Endowment Fund, The Harris & Eliza Kempner Fund, The First Presbyterian Outreach Fund & support from our GOFM community of customers and friends. As one of our community partners, The Bryan Museum generously provides their elegant space as host for these free & low-cost classes designed to bring people more connection to their health and one another through the power of good food.

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Cooking Class: Kids in the Kitchen!
11:00 AM11:00

Cooking Class: Kids in the Kitchen!

Join us for another KIDS ONLY cooking class! Local chef & teacher Bailey Glover leads our class of young cooks in a 3-dish menu utilizing local foods from our farmers market & designed specifically for their growing skills:

*Orange glazed sesame chicken
*Veggie fried rice (made with fresh GOFM veggies & eggs)
*Rainbow spring rolls with sweet & sour dipping sauce


  • FREE
  • Kids must be 8-14 yrs old
  • 12 spaces available
  • Class will be held at The Bryan Museum (1315 21st St.) in the Conservatory space at the West end of the property, next to the parking lot.
  • Parents/guardians are required to attend. (Class is for kiddos only, but we encourage you to take notes and enjoy refreshments while your child learns!)

We look forward to fun in the kitchen with Galveston's kids!

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Cooking Class: Maximizing your WIC Benefits! // Clase de Cocina: Maximizar sus beneficios del WIC!
11:00 AM11:00

Cooking Class: Maximizing your WIC Benefits! // Clase de Cocina: Maximizar sus beneficios del WIC!

Chef Mary Bass will work from an average family's WIC benefits to create delicious, healthy meals that the whole family will love! We'll learn secret tricks for how to maximize each dollar of your WIC benefits and design menus that last the whole week!

WHERE: The conservatory building at The Bryan Museum (1315 21st St., Galveston , TX 77550)

WHEN: April 25, 11am-1pm

HOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE: Use our website to reserve a spot. If you do not receive an email confirmation, you have not reserved a spot. 

**Children are welcome at this class, but adults are to be respectful of other student's classtime. GOFM will have one add'l chaperone on hand to help with children.


¡La Chef Mary Bass trabajará con los beneficios de WIC para cocinar comidas deliciosas y saludables que toda la familia adorará! ¡Aprenderemos trucos secretos sobre cómo maximizar cada dólar de sus beneficios de WIC y menús de diseño que duran toda la semana!

DÓNDE: El edificio del Conservatorio en el Museo Bryan (1315 21st St., Galveston, TX 77550)

CUÁNDO: 25 de abril, de 11:00 a.m. a 1:00 p.m.

CÓMO RESERVAR SU ESPACIO: utilice nuestro sitio web para reservar un lugar. Hay un depósito de $ 5 que se le devolverá durante la clase. Si no recibe una confirmación por correo electrónico, no ha reservado un lugar.

** Los niños son bienvenidos en esta clase, pero los adultos deben ser respetuosos de las clases de los demás estudiantes. GOFM tendrá un acompañante adicional a la mano para ayudar con los niños.

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Cooking Class: Good Eats on the Cheap with Chef Mary Bass
11:00 AM11:00

Cooking Class: Good Eats on the Cheap with Chef Mary Bass

Join us April 4th at the beautiful conservatory at The Bryan Museum (1315 21st St.)! We will have Chef Mary Bass with us, showing how to make the most out of your shopping experience on a tight budget.

This class is free to all participants and is the first of two cooking classes sponsored by Galveston's Own Farmers Market this April. The second class will focus on utilizing your WIC benefits later in the month, and we will provide additional details soon.

**Adults only


** 15 SPOTS open to the public (must reserve your spot via our website)

**5 SPOTS open to residents of Gulf Breeze Apartments

Questions/concerns should be left below or sent to GOFM's Executive Director Casey McAuliffe via

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The Egguinox
7:00 PM19:00

The Egguinox

The Egguinox is a celebration of all the goodness spring has to offer at GOFM! Your ticket supports the market and snags you locally-sourced bites & drink, yard games, an egg-balancing competition with major prizes and a 4 band line-up of live music. 

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8:00 AM08:00


Galveston's Own Farmers' Market is calling for submissions for our 2015 T-shirt Design Contest! Your favorite local farmers' market needs a new t-shirt, and we wanna hear from you.

We need shirt designs for both an adult and kids' shirt and we want it to reflect the unique flavor of our market community-- who better to ask than the community itself? Winners of both categories will receive a $50 GOFM gift certificate, and lots of love and adoration!

Submission window closes at midnight on Nov.22, 2014. Details are below, now get to work! 

1.Design must be black and white.
2. Design space is a 10" X 10" area for the front of the shirt.
3.The design must be your original, unpublished work and not include any 3rd party logos or copyrighted material; by submitting your design, you recognize it is your own work.
4. Artwork must be submitted by email to in high-resolution format as JPG, PNG, BMP, TIFF of PDF by midnight on November 22, 2014.

-All ages are eligible for submissions of adult designs.
-Children ages 12 and under are eligible for kids' designs.
-Winner's name will appear on social media and potentially the GOFM website, winner will be accredited for the design wherever applicable.
-By submitting your design, you grant permission for Galveston's Own Farmers' Market to reproduce your design; including, but not limited to; our website, social media, future t-shirts and future marketing materials
-Those associated with the farmers' market (vendors, board members) and their families are ineligible to win.
-Voting will be open to the public, but GOFM reserves the right to final decision

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