Last week I had a chance to team with with Bayou City Outdoors (one of their free to the public events) for their monthly farmers market bicycle tour.
The day started off chilly in the Heights (which I have never visited but is a kickin' side of the city). Our first stop, which was by far my favorite was called Canino's Produce Market. It was this huge open air, three part market. The best was the back room where you could barter and name your price. Their prices were fantastic. I got a pineapple for $1.00, red peppers were .50 each. They had lots of exotic fruits and beans from central America, it was my dream market! Unfortunately we were on bike so I couldn't buy out the place :)
Then we rode to downtown Houston on part of the cities bike trails and visited two other smaller markets. Both were great, lots of organics, small businesses and good music.
The morning was really enjoyable. The group we road with was Bayou City Outdoors. It included everyone from avid bikers to mature adults on their cruisers with the big basket on the front. Everyone was very chatty and very welcoming.
Here is a link to a list of Houston's Farmers Markets.