Dallas Farmers Market Report: It’s Pea Time

I bought some Texas cream peas last week in East Texas and they were delicious. I cooked them in chicken stock with big hunks of Noonday onions and thyme from my herb garden. However when I really get ambitious, I make this nifty recipe I clipped from TexMo a couple of years ago. You can buy some this weekend at the Dallas Farmers Market, along with these other local and regional goodies.

Angela’s Farm – lots of onions – red, yellow and white! Yellow squash, zucchini, cucumbers, okra, peas are starting to come in

Berry Best Farm – Organic Blueberries

Birch Creek Farms – acorn and yellow squash, cucumbers, zucchini, new potato’s – Yukon gold and red Pontiac potato’s, purple top turnips, – THEY are selling out fast every weekend so be here early!

Comeback Creek – blueberries, onions, garlic, peppers, cucumbers, and squash

Coopers Organic Farm with certified organic onions

Dan Massey – Cream red new potato’s, yellow straight neck squash, green zucchini, Blue Lake green beans, Japanese cantaloupe, Crimson Sweet watermelons, seedless watermelons, Small Jubilee watermelons, Black Diamond watermelons, blackberries and jalapeño peppers, Black-eyes and Purple Hull peas (weather pending), tomato’s

Dis-n-Dat – eggs

Fred’s Alaska Seafood – salmon and crab legs

Fretwell Produce – okra, yellow crook neck squash, patty pan squash, 8-ball squash, gold and green zucchini, cucumbers, eggplant, red new potato’s, Pablano peppers, Jalapeño peppers, sweet banana, Marconi pepper, green bell peppers, white 1015’s and purple sweet onions

Haney Farm – eggs

Harmony Harvest – eggs and veggies- also has CSA group

Heather Duncan – cut flower bouquets out of her garden, she also has a recipe for Lavender Lemonade made from her own lavender!

Heddin Family Farm – Texas Cream peas, Purple Hulls and Black eye peas, green beans, green tomato’s, Cayenne Peppers, Jalapeño Peppers, squash, red new potato’s, zucchini, pickling cucumbers

J.T. Lemley – yellow squash, 8-ball squash, tomato’s, onions, peaches, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, plums, blackberries, cucumbers, new potato’s, sweet yellow onions

Joe Smith Farms – hanging baskets of flowers and annuals/perennials to plant – really great deals and good for garden pots

John Lucido – still has some herb plants and of course his herb pasta and canned goodies

JuHa – Pork and Goat meat, eggs

JZJ Beef – Beefmaster beef, beef jerky, and beef sticks!

Kitchen Pride – Mushrooms – Oyster, Portabella, Baby Bells, and White Button

La Esperanza Farm – variety of spring vegetables – can’t even list them all!

Lightsey Farm – peaches, onions, potato’s, plums, blackberries, green beans, zucchini, apricots

Mill Creek Farms is also bringing in squash, potato’s and peas

Northstar Ranch – Beef and pork –

Orchid Garden with specialty plants and beautiful orchids

Savoy Sorbet – Sundays – herbal infused sorbet from her herb garden

TxHoneybee Guild – local honey and zip code honey

TxLonghorn Cooperative – Saturday’s and Sunday’s with certified Longhorn Beef

7 comments on “Dallas Farmers Market Report: It’s Pea Time

  1. Looks a lot like Susan Z’s DFM weekly market report. Glad you made it available to the public.

  2. Thanks for posting this. I always like to remind shoppers that Texas Meats, the FIRST locally pastured meat purveyor at the market, is located in Shed No. 2. It’s made up of Rehoboth Ranch, Truth Hill Farm and Windy Meadows, all in the Greenville area. Somehow, with all the emphasis on Shed No. 1 farmers, these stalwarts get lost in the shuffle.

  3. Does anyone know if it’s possible to kick the non-farmers out of Shed 1? It’s bad enough that non-farmers are allowed at the Farmers Market at all. But can’t Shed 1 be kept pure?

    If not, can the authorities force the irritating non-farmer hawkers down to the far end of the shed, so they’re not the first thing people see when they come in? They’re probably paying a premium rate to get the choice spots right along the entrance to the shed, but is money all anyone cares about in running the place? (Wait. Don’t answer that.)

  4. PotNet, I can’t speak for the DFM, but I do know that the non-farmers in Shed No. 1 were there prior to the recent renewed emphasis on real farmers. For now, they stay. It took the city about 25 years of bungling to mess up market. Hopefully it will take Janel Leatherman, the first farmers market professional to run the market, less time to remake it. But the dealers will probably always be there in some form, since this is a public market, not just a farmers market.