Take a look at what our staff is enjoying this month.
Julie Myrtille Bakery
French pastry chef Julie Myrtille moved from Paris to Austin in 2016, and in the years since, she has amassed a wide swath of fans for her French pâtisserie booth at farmers markets. Myrtille cooks and creates a wide variety of gourmet foods and treats, including croissants, madeleines, preserves, cannelés and a delicious sea salt caramel spread. These beautifully packaged, locally sourced treats make the perfect gifts, for your friends or yourself. You can order Myrtille’s goodies online or find them at Texas Farmers Market at Lakeline and Mueller and at SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown.
Texas Coffee Traders
Artisan roaster Texas Coffee Traders has over 100 coffees for sale at their storefront in East Austin, but there’s one in particular that we just adore: their Café Monteverde. Texas Coffee Traders co-founder RC Beall first visited the Costa Rican farm where the coffee is grown in 1989, and he established a direct, fair trade relationship with the growers. Today, RC and his partner, Beth, are co-owners of the farm. Café Monteverde coffee is available in four different roasts and processes, so there is a coffee style for every taste preference. Not sure which one you’d prefer? Visit their store to taste the coffee yourself!
1400 E. 4th St.
Still Austin Whiskey Co.
This local distillery makes more than just whiskey! Along with its three whiskey varieties, Still Austin Whiskey Co. also offers Texas Rye Gin, made from scratch and copperpot distilled at their distillery and tasting room in South Austin. To give the gin its signature floral flavor, the spirit is distilled with juniper berries, coriander seeds, citrus peels, elderflowers and allspice. The base of rye grains is grown by Texan farmers, making it a truly Texas-style gin. Find their spirits at the distillery and at liquor stores around Austin.
440 St. Elmo Rd., Ste. F
There’s something exceptionally satisfying about knowing the vase of flowers gracing your table is not only beautiful to look at but was locally grown as well. Located between Austin and Houston, Animal Farm grows both produce and flowers to sell at markets in both cities. We’ve had flowers from Animal Farm in a vase for two weeks, and they look as stunning as the day we got them! Their bouquets are always seasonal, and they grow a variety of flowers ranging from poppies to pansies. Find them at the SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown and at Texas Farmers Market at Lakeline.
16723 Sycamore Rd., Cat Spring
By Darby Kendall • Photography by Jenna Northcutt