See a different side of Austin... the east side! We will be exploring the Govalle neighborhood, settled by Swedish immigrants, now home to mostly working class Latino families. With some of the richest soil in the area, Govalle has experienced a small-scale agricultural renaissance, and boasts three commercial urban farms, two of which we will be visiting on market days, where you can peruse local produce alongside local chefs. We will also pay a visit to the Tillery Street Plant Company complex, which includes the delightful East Austin Succulents as well as some of our city's ubiquitous Airstream entrepreneurs.. Along the way, we will admire the modest but colorful homes of this laid-back neighborhood and pass the remains of an old pecan orchard, source of Texas' most beloved food product.
Boggy Creek Farm open air market
Springdale Farm indoor market
Tillery Street Plant Company
East Austin Succulents
Wednesdays and Saturday mornings only!
This is a BICYCLE tour. Bring your own or I will provide one for you. Unlike much of Austin, our route is flat, with wide streets and light traffic. The entire route is within one square mile. If you can ride a bike, you can do this!
Originally from Virginia, I have called Austin, Texas home for eight and a half years. I work as a line cook on trendy Rainey St and I live in East Austin on Govalle Ave. Passionate about art, culture, and history, I balance it with a love for the outdoors. Austin is a magical place, but that magic can be overlooked if one simply visits downtown. This city deserves to seen from multiple angles. Full profile ⋅ Leave a Review
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