Farm to Market Report: Weekend of Nov. 10-11

Folks, we’re in the home stretch now and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. A majority of the markets have closed for the regular season, but those that are still open have a complete line-up of winter’s best produce. Persimmons are one of my favorite treats and it sounds like they’ll be making their first appearance of the season, so I am definitely seeing some jam-making in my future. Looks like the weather will be perfect for some outdoor browsing. Grab your reusable grocery bags and get shopping.

Coppell Farmers Market: The Old Time Fiddlers will be out this Saturday to serenade you while you cross items off your shopping list. Fall and winter seasonal produce is here. Veggie lovers will be able to find tomatoes, turnips, kale, Swiss chard, butternut, acorn, and spaghetti squash. Fruits include apples, pears, and maybe even some persimmons.

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

Cowtown Farmers Market: This weekend’s produce will be veggie heavy. You’ll be able to find squash, green beans, carrots, turnips, okra, melons, onions, tomatoes, peppers, new potatoes, radishes, and more.

3821 Southwest Blvd, Fort Worth
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – noon

Dallas Farmers Market: Whoa, whoa, whoa. There’s a Health Fair at the DFM from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 10. The website says, “Come learn from the experts and enjoy some interesting facts about your health and life.”

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

Grapevine Farmers Market: Grapevine has closed for the season, but they will now sell more than 100 different products at Texas Belles & Beaus on Main Street.  Items include jams, butters, salsas, pickled items, candies, nuts, trail mixes, and sorghum.

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

Grand Prairie Farmers Market: Grand Prairie Farmers Market’s is hosting a fall veggies day this Saturday. All of your favorite greens will be there, as well as fresh fruits, baked goods, coffee, tea, tamales, relishes, grass-fed meats, and homemade soaps.

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

Key lime pie from Oak St. Pie and Candy in Roanoke (photo by Carol Shih)

White Rock Local Market: It’s the Everything Market + Fall Pie Contest, which is probably one of the only events worth living for. Contestants can register early on November 10 with a $5 fee per pie entry. Bring your own homemade pie if you think it has a shot at winning. Judging begins at 10:30 a.m.

702 Buckner Blvd.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

*Closed for the season: Celebration, Frisco, Grapevine, Rockwall, and St. Michael’s

D Magazine intern Caitlin Adams graduated as valedictorian 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.