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Farm to Market Report: Weekend of June 2-3

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Celebration Farmers Market will host one of my favorite vendors again this week. If you’ve never tried the infused oils and vinegars from Texas Olive Ranch, you’re missing out. I’m particularly partial to the Rattlesnake flavor. It combines infusions of chipotle and red peppers that pair well with balsamic vinegars to make a tasty, guilt–free salad dressing. Holleman Farms will also have pastured beef, chicken and eggs.  All their farmers have great cucumbers right now, and they’re the perfect jar-friendly size for pickling.

4515 W. Lovers Ln.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Coppell Farmers Market: When Mike Powell retired from Lucent Technologies, he made growing stone fruits and tomatoes on his 1.5 acre plot in Forney a full-time hobby. He’ll make the trip out to Coppell Saturday with his plums, peaches and apricots.

This just in from Alaska: wild caught Coho salmon from Sam’s Salmon shipped here by Sam and sold to you by his mom, Kathy Johnston. Get it while it’s still here. Supplies are running low.f

793 S. Coppell Rd.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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Dallas Farmers Market: This monster of a market will have berries as far as the eye can see this weekend.  While the number of farmers can be daunting, and most of them have similar assortments of in-season local produce, I find it helpful that many farmers here encourage sampling. There’s no need to poke and prod and sniff peaches all afternoon when you can simply taste the difference between crops. I never let a man with a melon baller in one hand and a cantaloupe in the other pass me by.

1010 S. Pearl Expressway
Daily, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Fairview Farms Marketplace will have watermelons and peaches aplenty this weekend, and as always, lots of potted plants.

3312 N. Central Expressway
Tuesday – Sunday, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00p.m.

Frisco Farmers Market is especially proud to the only farmers market offering Trale Mix organic and vegan snack mixes. The special Wedding Mix has been very popular. Swing by this weekend to get some before it’s all gone. D-Bar Farms will be there with fresh produce from Ponder, TX.

6048 Frisco Square Blvd.

Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Grapevine Farmers Market: Be advised: the sun is hanging low in the sky on crawfish season. If you haven’t had a meal served with its head on make your lips burn and your mouth ache for more potatoes, the Grapevine Farmers Market has you covered this Saturday. This crawfish boil comes complete with live zydeco music played under the gazebo.

Organic peaches are in early this year. Expect a plethora of summer squash, heirloom tomatoes, pickling cucumbers, and all Texas melons.

325 S. Main Street
Thursday – Saturday,  8:00 am – 4:00 p.m.

Four Seasons Market: Tierra Sienna will be out in Richardson this weekend selling grass fed beef. They offer a 10% discount on purchases of $150 or more for farmers market customers only. If you get warm while you’re shopping, pay a visit to the SocialIce table for a wine-infused popsicle made from fruit from local farmers markets and Texas wine.

677 W. Campbell Rd.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

McKinney Farmers Market at Chestnut Square: A recreation of the feel of the mid-20th century market days held in Chestnut Square Historic Village, this market provides shopping with a history lesson. A tour of the square is offered at 11:00 a.m., and the Dixie Store will be open and fully stocked with old-fashioned candy, toys, ice cream, and Dublin Dr. Pepper. Kitchen Pride Mushrooms will have white button, portabella and baby bella mushrooms. Stop by the Elliott Grows tent for hydroponically grown lettuces, greens and basil. Saturday’s entertainment will feature the banjo and fiddle styling of Irish folk band Flashpoint. Most markets have hand crafted products, but this one has an especially broad assortment available including woodworking, textiles, and art glass.

315 S. Chestnut St.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

McKinney Farmers Market at Adriatica: If you can’t make it out to Chestnut Square market on Saturday, swing by its little sister market tonight for some of the same old-time fun. Rehoboth Ranch will sell grass fed beef and lamb, and pastured pork and poultry from Greenville, TX.  Berry Best Farm will still have some great in-season blueberries left.

6851 Virginia Parkway
Thursday, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00p.m.

3 comments on “Farm to Market Report: Weekend of June 2-3

  1. White Rock Local Market only runs on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Look for them in the next post on Thursday!