When Ripe: A Spirited Market at Éilan opens Sunday, it will become San Antonio’s newest farmers market. Ripe will be open for four “premier” dates this summer, on June 23, July 21 and August 18. Sept. 8 will be the Ripe’s first regular, weekly Sunday market. The market will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Ripe has been envisioned as a vibrant, new gathering spot for food, music, art and culture—and a delicious place to linger on a Sunday afternoon. An ongoing calendar of events will round out the seasonal fun all year long.
Located on the Promenade at the The Éilan Hotel & Spa on La Cantera Boulevard the market will offer popular fresh market fare such as sun-ripened tomatoes, artisan cheeses, free-range eggs. A patio surrounding a bubbling fountain will feature an array of vendors; ascend the stairs for more shopping and live music under a gazebo outside of Sustenio. In addition to shopping for fresh farm product, a circular drive at the base of the resort will feature a food truck rodeo, perfect for having a snack or a casual Sunday dinner.
In connection with the new market will be Saturday evening market dinners created by celebrity chef Stephan Pyles and his culinary team at Sustenio. The market dinners will make the most of that week’s bounty, and showcase top Texas farmers and artisans including Marianna Peeler of Peeler Farms in Floresville; Farmhouse Delivery and Easy Tiger Bakeshop (both in Austin) and Paula Lambert of The Mozzarella Company in Dallas.
Eilan is at 17103 La Cantera Parkway.
See schedule below.
Saturday, June 22: Hall Cabernet Wine Dinner
Sunday, June 23: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Peeler Farms Egg Brunch (first Ripe at Éilan)
Saturday, July 20: Crazy Caprese Mozzarella dinner with Paula Lambert of The Mozzarella Company in Dallas
Sunday, July 21: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., 2nd Ripe @ Éilan
Saturday, August 17: Market dinner (Featured Farmer TBA) with Stephan Pyles’ corporate chef Kyle Barham
Sunday, August 18: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., 3rd Ripe @ Éilan
Saturday, September 7: Farmhouse Delivery Market Dinner with Stephan Pyles
Sunday, September 8: Weekly Ripe Launches