A Humble House meal, ready to serve! — Photo courtesy of Humble House Foods
Whether or not you're passionate about the delicious benefits of farm-to-table cuisine, do your taste buds a favor and make your way over to the Pearl Brewery farmers market in San Antonio, which takes place every Saturday and Sunday.
Head straight to the new pop-up restaurant at Humble House, located across from Local Coffee shop! This restaurant will be "popping" up every weekend at the market.
Treat yourself to a frittata packed full of veggies; mashed browns made with roasted root vegetables and topped with braised collard greens and a farm-fresh egg; French toast with local honey and lavender-infused whipped cream; or a savory homemade soup.
Everything at Humble House is made from scratch with the absolute finest ingredients.
Humble House's frittata — Photo courtesy of Humble House Foods
In fact, what's really unique about what Humble House is doing (even compared to some of the other vendors at the market) is they serve entrees made with ingredients sourced primarily from the farmers and ranchers that also sell at the market. What this means is that the food you're getting is as fresh as it can possibly be, and that equates to unbelievable flavor!
Owners Chef Luis Morales – who graduated from the Pearl's Culinary Institute of America – and his wife Marsha Morales have been a cornerstone of the Pearl Farmers Market for years, and they've developed a following as much for their kindness and ethos as for their vibrant pestos, tapenade and hummus.
They're extremely dedicated to not only serving fantastic food, but also supporting the local farmers and ranchers and teaching the community about the importance of knowing where your food comes from.
"We want people to understand that what we're doing isn't just about us. We have a greater purpose. You can live without your dentist, but we can't live without farmers. They're the real rock stars!" Luis says.
Humble House at Pearl Farmers Market — Photo courtesy of Kimberly Suta
Luis and his team definitely do the farmers justice with the meals they serve. They also offer free live cooking demonstrations every Saturday, so you can see Morales make his edible magic.
Farm-to-table, locally focused and sustainable restaurants are growing in popularity all across the country, but it's only been in the past few years that this mindset has started to take hold in San Antonio.
Thanks largely to the influence of the Culinary Institute of America, graduate chefs such as Morales are blazing the culinary trail and using those sizzling flames to cook up some unparalleled cuisine!
And true to Humble House standards, you can't get anything to go. These meals are meant to be eaten super fresh. Why would you want it any other way?
There's even live music at the market for you to enjoy. So plan on kicking back in the sunshine and staying a while. There's no better restaurant than mother nature!
Humble House is open at the Pearl Farmers Market on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.