Fresh is Best: Enjoy Local Favorites

There are so many things to love about the up-and-coming area surrounding Orchard Ridge. Besides providing residents access to an acclaimed school district, a healthy helping of Central Texas charm and family-friendly neighborhoods, this area also attracts innovative restaurant owners, farmers, bakers and tastemakers that offer the best in mouth-watering, locally sourced food. Whether you enjoy perusing the seasonal options at a farmers market or prefer a sit-down dinner with friends and family, there’s a bounty of fresh, local foods and restaurants to choose from! Here are a few of our favorites, all within 15 minutes of Orchard Ridge:


The Market at Indian Mound Ranch

Located in the front yard of a historic ranch, this thriving farmers market has grown to more than 30 vendors. Shop for fresh and flavorful produce, farm eggs, jams, jellies and local honey, plus unique crafts and goods from area artisans. Parking is free, and the market is easy to find.

Open Saturdays from 9am – 3pm, through the summer
12805 W TX-29
Liberty Hill, TX 78642
(956) 312-9263
https://www.indianmoundranchtx.com/market


Wolf Ranch Farmers Market

Vendors in this open-air market set up in the parking lot of the popular Wolf Ranch Town Center near the junction of Hwy. 29 and IH35. Look for fresh bounty and goods, including in-season fruits, vegetables, cheeses, pecans, tamales, fragrant handmade soap and healthy pet treats.

Open Saturdays from 9am – 1pm
1015 W. University Ave.
Georgetown, TX 78628
http://www.wolfranchfarmersmarket.com/index.html


Liberty Hill Café and Bakery

Started by a duo that left corporate jobs for their dream establishment in a small town, Liberty Hill Café and Bakery offers delectable, made-from-scratch breakfast, mouth-watering lunch and fresh daily bakery treats. The eatery is housed in a charming building originally built in 1901, now fully refurbished. Don’t miss the delicious pies and dazzling array of fresh breads, kolaches and more. Dine in or call for curbside, and they’ll bring your order right to your car.

Open seven days a week:
Mon.-Fri., 7am – 4pm
Sat., 8am – 4pm
Sun., 9am – 2pm
1004 Loop 332
Liberty Hill, TX 78642
(512) 548-6086
http://www.libertyhillcafe.com


Dahlia Café

Located just off Hwy. 29, rustic Dahlia Café embraces a locally grown mentality and specializes in “dressed up country cooking.” Outside, you’ll find a large covered patio, oak-laden courtyard and a child-friendly play area. Sit under the oaks, and enjoy live music every Friday and Saturday from 6:30-8:30pm. Arrive early to get a good spot!

Open Tuesday – Saturday, 7am – 9pm
2450 RR 1869
Liberty Hill, TX 78642
(512) 515-7772
http://www.dahliacafe.com


Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

Margarita’s is a locally owned Mexican restaurant known for its tasty salsa and food made from local, fresh ingredients. Try the sizzling fajitas or Terry’s Special, a whole avocado halved and served with your choice of savory meat and fresh-made pico de gallo. The casual, family-friendly restaurant has a playground, gazebo and separate bar area.

Open seven days a week:
Mon.-Thurs. and Sun., 11am-9pm
Fri. and Sat., 11am-10pm
10280 Hwy. 29 W
Liberty Hill, TX 78642
(512) 515-0808
http://www.margaritaslibertyhill.net


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