Farm to Market Report: Weekend of December 15-16

Colder temperatures are here at last! The kiddos are probably frolicking outside and wishing for a snow day. Simpler times, am I right? But you’re an adult now, and it’s your responsibility to keep things warm in the kitchen. Luckily, the farmer’s markets have your back. They’re braving the cold to bring you the freshest winter produce, dairy, and meats. So, you see? There’s really no excuse. Let’s see what’s up this weekend.

Celebration Farmers Market: The Christmas market is here! Stock up on cheese rolls, healthy cookies, rejuvenating teas, spices, and grains. Don’t forget unique gifts like handmade soap and jewelry. CUTE ALERT: There will be a pet adoption station from Paws in the City. If you know a child who’s dreaming of waking up Christmas morning to a puppy with a big red bow around its neck, look out. You’ve been warned.

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

Coppell Farmers Market: No market this week, but keep an eye out for Winter Markets beginning January 12, every second and fourth Saturday in January, February, and March. Some vendors are taking special orders through the winter.

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

Grapevine Farmers Market: The market is closed for the winter, but its full line of 100+ jarred goods, nuts, and candies are available at Texas Belles & Beaus on Main Street.

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

McKinney Farmers Market at Chestnut Square: The December winter market is this Saturday! I hear there will be carolers and cider involved. These are a few of my favorite things. Pick up organic meats, fresh dairy products, winter produce, and pastas. Plan out a nice, hot dinner and pair it with a bottle of wine and bouquet of flowers. What a lovely weekend.

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

Grand Prairie Farmers Market: The holiday market is this weekend, and it features….wait, can it be? A FLASH MOB, you say? You’re kidding. I’m in. Oh yeah, and there are also plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables, and handmade gifts to fill your heart with glee. More info here.

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

*Closed for the season: Fairview, Frisco, McKinney at Adriatica, Rockwall, and St. Michael’s Farmers Markets.

Sarah Bennett graduated from Southern Methodist University in May 2011 with a degree in English/Creative Writing. She admits her nerdy passion for historical fiction, and can be found on the weekends cheering on the Mustangs from the Boulevard. This will be her last Farmer’s Market Report. Sadness.