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Farm to Market Report: Weekend of September 15-16

September is in full swing (although you’d never know from these sweltering temperatures!) and one can only hope fall is just around the corner.  If boots, football season, and pumpkin-spiced everything don’t have you hopping out of bed in the morning, I don’t know what will. Lucky for you, the dawn of a new season brings an entire new selection of fresh produce and seasonal grub to look forward to. As usual, farmers markets in the area are jam-packed with food that is sure to be the perfect addition to your kitchen, whether you’re making dinner for your kids or hosting your fantasy football league around the TV. Come out this Saturday and Sunday to show local vendors some love and fill your shopping bags with the best North Texas has to offer.

Celebration Farmers Market: Although there is a chance of rain in the forecast, the market will still be under the tent rain or shine. Sadly, Holleman Farms and The Joy Farm Country Store will not be in attendance, but there’s a new vendor, BeeGirl.biz, to get excited about. Come by for honey clover and dark amber. Be sure to pack your small bills and shopping bags and come visit your favorite vendors.

Vendors this weekend include Josh Heddin Farms with Canton produce. Availability includes fresh Canton peaches and tomatoes, fresh-hulled purple-hulled peas and pinto beans, squash, melons, berries, peppers and onions. City’s Salsa will also be selling their award-winning local salsa. All your vegetables can be found at Reeves Farm, including red beets, corn on the cob, peppers, and tomatoes. For something sweet, head on over to Stephanie’s Premium Bakery for gluten free cookies, iced sugar cookies, macaroons, and sugar free cookies. For the sweet extras, check out In A Pickle’s seasonal jams and jellies, bread, butter, and sweet and spicy dills.

Aside from food, be sure to check out hand-made purses at All Things Beaded, wine bottles turned wind chimes from Sweetly Recycled, handcrafted silver and brass jewelry from Sapphire Moon, and cut and stamped plant markers from Under HIS Wing. Beau Tye Handmade Natural Soaps is your one stop for handmade soaps, lotions, bath salts, and clay masks.

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

Coppell Farmers Market: Cooler nights days and nights mean one thing: lettuce and greens are back in a big way! Elliott Grows will be back with their basils and lettuce, and Hiram Farms will be sure to bring greens and their delicious basil salt. Seasonal produce includes last call on peaches, as well as apples, watermelon, and cantaloupe. If you’re craving a salad, be sure to grab some mushrooms, tomatoes, okra, and peppers. For those looking for something heartier, you’re in luck! Livestock First and Rehoboth Ranch will have pasteurized beef, pork, chicken, and eggs, and Magnolia Seafood will be on hand with shrimp and fish.

Carb lovers, rejoice.  There will be artisan specialties ranging from hand-made pies and cookies to granola and Lucido’s best-ever pasta. Also be sure to try Texican Sauce and Texas Olive Ranch olive oil. ARay of Cakes‘ September cake ball flavor of the month is Southern Pecan Pie, and Just Pie has been bringing a tasty seasonal peach pie. By customer request, Savoy Sorbet will bring Moscow Mule, Chocolate Fix, and CocoMo along with other choices. Once you have made sure your kitchen cabinets are stocked, be sure to check out the homemade soaps, doggie treats, and soy candles.

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

Cowtown Farmers Market: Cowtown Farmers Market will be having a Melon Fest this coming Saturday featuring cantaloupe and watermelon. The festival is free and includes a melon carving competition, a seed spitting contest for kids,  food  trucks, live music, and much more. There will also be a collection drive to benefit Tarrant Area Food Bank.

3821 Southwest Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76116

Dallas Farmers Market: Be sure to check out the “Let’s Get Cooking-Chicken Salad” class from 7:00pm-9:00pm on September 19. Attendees will be able to sample different chicken salad recipes, learn how to create chicken salad with the ingredients in your cabinet, and put recipes to the test.

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

Fairview Farms Marketplace: Tomatoes, peaches and cantaloupes are back in full force after a high demand last week. Additionally, winter squash will be making an appearance in the next few weeks, so dig out your crock-pot and get cookin’!

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

Frisco Farmers Market: Becerra’s Salsas is the newest vendor at Frisco Farmers Market and I could not be more excited! Their new Salsa Verde is debuting this Saturday so be sure to come and treat your taste buds to this delicious TexMex favorite.

La Esperanza Family Farms and Little Johns plant and produce will be here Saturday, and butternut squash will be the guest of honor. Squash is all the rage right now so hop over to Pinterest and find a new squash recipe to put to the test.

6048 Frisco Square Blvd.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Grapevine Farmers Market: Grapevine will not be at its regular location this week because of the long awaited Grapefest! Be sure to go and enjoy the Southwest’s largest wine festival from Thursday to Sunday. Jams, jellies, and pickled items can still be found in their location on Main Street in front of the new CBB building.

Thursday – Saturday, 8:00 am – 4:00 p.m.

Four Seasons Market: Don’t let the early hours keep you from coming. Come and enjoy a cup of local roast from a new vendor, AJ Coffee Company. They will be highlighting two of their fresh-roasted, amazing specialty coffees.

Other vendors include Gilbert-Pruett Farm with all their local produce, Bold BBQ’s briskets and salsas, Sadie B Foods Caribbean sauces, handmade soaps from Stardust Soaps, and hair bows and accessories from Royal Classic Designs. Terra Sienna Grass Fed Beef is offering a 10% discount on $150 purchase or more. New items include Lucido Pasta’s flavored gluten-free pasta and fresh pesto, and El Sol Gourmet’s Hibiscus Mojito Green Tea, Double G Rio River Steak Rub, and Espresso Love Rub.

677 W. Campbell Rd (NTX Event Center- Richardson)
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Grand Prairie Farmers Market: The Grand Prairie Farmers Market will host an “Adopt-A-Pet Day” on Saturday, Sept. 15. Featured Pets from the Prairie Paws Animal Shelter will be available for adoption for a $70 adoption fee, which includes a microchip and $50 spay/neuter voucher.

The Grand Prairie Farmers Market sells locally grown fruits and vegetables, meats, cheeses, wines, tamales, candles, soaps and much more.

120 W. Main St.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m.  –  1:00 p.m.

Rockwall Farmers Market: The market is operating this weekend before taking off the weekend of September 22 to make room for the Aspasian’s Art Fair. As usual, they will have live acoustic music selections so be sure to bring your dancing shoes along with your shopping bags!

325 South Goliad
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Saint Michaels Farmers Market: Saint Michael’s Farmers Market welcomes farmers and growers who practice natural, sustainable, organic farming. The products must come from within a 150-mile radius of Dallas County to assure freshness. Special foods such as baked goods, tamales, cheeses, eggs, local honey, meats, and pastas are also available. All vendors must grow, produce, or make at least 60% of what they sell at the Saint Michael’s Farmers Market.

8011 Douglas
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Caitlin Adams graduated from The University of Mississippi’s Meek School of Journalism and New Media in May 2012. She is a recent Dallas transplant and likes to spend her weekends brunching, frequenting flea markets, and playing outside with her brother’s puppy.

3 comments on “Farm to Market Report: Weekend of September 15-16

  1. Wackym’s Kitchen. Buy the cookies. Especially the salted caramel or the orange ginger. But only if you like the flavor of butter in your baked goods. They were at St. Michael’s last Saturday.

  2. I couldn’t agree more, Amy S. Even though the size of container they sell at the markets is bigger and more expensive than the ones they sell at Farmer’s Markets, they’re airtight. I have a bucket of the hatch chili chocolate chip cookies I bought a few weeks ago and they’re still fresh.