Shop local aisles for miles at Canino’s Produce & Farmers Market

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Take in the fresh sights, smells and tastes of one of Houston’s oldest and highly regarded open air farmers markets at Canino’s Produce.

Located just inside the Heights along Airline Drive, Canino’s Produce is devoted to their specialization in using as much local/regional fruit and vegetables as possible.

The family-owned business started out at just 3800 square-feet, but has expanded over the years to more than 20,000 square-feet.

Regarded by many restauranteurs to be one of the best places in Houston to buy produce, Canino’s has the history to back it up having been in business since 1959.

Check out what Chef Hugo Ortega of Hugo’s and Bobby Heugel of The Pastry War and Anvil had to say about Canino’s in our weekly My Top 5 series.

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The Farmers Market behind Canino’s

Behind the more structured store front which only begins to scratch the surface is the largest farmer’s market in Houston. Primarily operated by Hispanic families, you can expect to find a wide-ranging selection of Mexican produce that does not typically make it to everyday grocery store shelf even here in Houston.

In all there’s more than 20,000 square-feet of space filled with a plethora of ingredients, from fresh produce to spices to jarred sauces, highly lauded hidden gem taco trucks and if you’re lucky you may even hear some live music.

Visitors are encouraged to bring small bills as most of the vendors behind Canino’s only accept cash.

Canino’s Produce & Farmers Market

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