The Houston Farmers Market on Airline Drive traces its beginnings back to the early 1940’s.
The farmers took action and launched a campaign to acquire commitments from 500 of their own to exclusively utilize a proposed cooperative market for the sale of their goods. This, along with monetary investments, was achieved quickly. On July 14, 1941 the Farmer’s Cooperative Marketing Association of Houston, Texas acquired 9.5 acres to begin its operations.
In 2017, the Farmer’s Cooperative Marketing Association of Houston elected to sell the market to MLB Capital Partners, a commercial real estate investment company in Houston. Over the next three years, MLB Capital Partners plans to transform the Houston Farmers Market into a destination retail experience offering more diversified products, renovated facilities and community programming with the goal of creating value for its vendors and guests.