HOUSTON – Houston's oldest farmer's market will soon undergo a major transformation. The 14 acres on Airline Drive just inside the loop were recently bought up by a major developer. Consumer expert Amy Davis stopped by to see what's in store for the property.
When was the last time you stopped by Houston's oldest & largest Farmer's Market? The 14 acre history property is about to look a lot different. My story is coming up at 6:45 on KPRC2 / Click2Houston.Posted by KPRC2 Amy Davis on Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Think Seattle's famous Pike Place Market, a tourist destination and a market for fresh cheese and produce. The new owners, MLB Capital Partners, have big ideas.
"It's time," said Bill Canino, owner of Canino's Produce at the front of the farmer's market. "It's been left alone to progress on its own for too many years."
Canino's dad opened up Canino's Produce in 1958, selling fruit and vegetables from some 75 farmers in Harris and surrounding counties. Now, there are only about 30 local farmers left.
Raise your hand if you've been to Canino's Produce at 2520 Airline Drive. It's been open almost 60 years! Canino Produce Houston's Farmers MarketPosted by KPRC2 Amy Davis on Wednesday, June 21, 2017
"Most of the people have gotten older and passed away," Canino explained.
Changes Coming to Houston's Farmer's Market
Houston's oldest Farmer's Market is getting more than a facelift... sounds like some major cosmetic surgery! Canino Produce Houston's Farmers Market KPRC2 / Click2Houston What do you think about the new plans?Posted by KPRC2 Amy Davis on Wednesday, June 21, 2017